• How to connect two nets with different names in Mentor PADS

    I would like to know how to connect two nets with different names in a schematic...is there a special "Net Tie" symbol? How is this imported to the PCB?
    last modified by lazyturtle
  • Schematic Design Review

    I would like to know what other people use for their schematic reviews? I'm trying to find a better way than our current method (lists on confluence). I'm thinking it would be most efficient if it were in a format tha...
    created by tmiddleton
  • Reuse settings in a new design

    Hi all,   Noob question:   I finished a PADS design project several months ago and I just started a new one. Is there a way to easily reuse the settings (library paths, etc.) from that project in my new pr...
    last modified by mwoi
  • What is the CNS file mean in the PAD designer?

              When I open my design in DxDesigner I receive a constraint message that reads "CNS file cannot be loaded".     Install Id: 1589080 Flow Id: PADS VX.2...
    last modified by ben_peng
  • DxDessigner ECO

    There are two methods for ECO. 1. DxDesigner: PCB interface - Run command line after processing 2. PADS Layout: Tools - DxDesigner link   However, both have limited functionality and must proceed twice. No. 1...
    created by ksh
  • Create a "dummy" PCB-pad in Designer

    Hi,   we use PADS VX.2.4, net flow. We need to make a direct wire connection to a board. So we need some solder points on the PCB. I know how to handle this in PADS by adding a component and make a connection o...
    last modified by swb
  • Image "bring to back" not available

    Hello,   is it currently somehow possible to bring a bitmap image object to the background?   Let me describe a special but probably interesting use case: We would like to have a block diagram on the firs...
    created by manuel
  • Creating a Page Number File for Use with Cross Reference, Scout and xDX PDF using the @PRINTORDER Property

    This document explains how to create a page order file with the help of a script, and then how to use this file in conjunction with cross referencing and with PDF output.  It also identifies the limitations of th...
    last modified by john_short
  • part in PADS Logic cannot be sent to PCB

    Something is VERY strange here. I built a part, connected it up to other parts in a schematic, and when sending it to the PCB, all but the mystery part is sent. In the schematic, nets are there, decals ok, everything...
    last modified by libertathiest
  • Property duplicated

    Hi all, I just got a strange error: I opened a design, generated in PADS9.5 using now VX2.3 (netlist-flow). I moved, deleted and added some components like resistors, but no big deal. As I wanted to "Create Netlist f...
    created by gw@byk
  • Symbol Editor program location?

    Hi all,   After years of using Orcad for schematics and Pads for layout, I now get to use DxDesigner.  I'm currently running the PADS 9.5 flow.   I would like to edit a symbol.  I have a round-ab...
    last modified by bfield1
  • Cannot find tutorial

    I have just purchased Pads.  In the package is a pads designer preview file.  Is this linked to a tutorial?  I have finished the PCB tutorial, but I am lost as far as the schematic capture end of this g...
    last modified by powersupplyguy
  • Where can I find information about live online and classroom training classes for PADS?

    Where can I find information about live online and classroom training classes for PADS?: http://supportnet.mentor.com/?do=reference.technote&id=MG590853&prod=C115-S153-G192-P10548&lang=en&snw_source=p...
    last modified by keith_christensen
  • how to edit the border Property in Dxdesigner ??

    Hi everyone, i am new to Dxdesigner.Right now i am learning Dxdesigner.i added Border.i need to edit the property how to edit the property.is i possible to create custom border.Let me explain any one. i need to edit...
    last modified by k.r.kabaleeswaran
  • Printing Variant schematic with mostly black and white

    Hello, I'd like to have my variant schematics all black and white, except red X's through the unplaced parts. Is there a good way to do this without messing witht he colors seen white editing the schematic? I found t...
    last modified by optimuspyne
  • Second @PRINTORDER property added from "Update Other Objects..."

    I'm having odd behavior in a schematic with using @PRINTORDER. Note, that I am still just setting this up to work so maybe there is something broken. Prior, the @SHEET property was being used for our page numbers (eek...
    last modified by tmiddleton
  • Power Pin isolated to an instance of a block

    Is there a way to have a power pin be a unique net within a given block. This is a two part issue. 1) Having a local power plane (puddle) per instance of the block. and 2) Having a more "global" power plane (puddle...
    last modified by tmiddleton
  • sch to edif

    Hi guys,   I want to convert my *.sch file into *.edif. Is it really possible using PADS VX.2.3? Thanks in advance.     Regards, Beben0303
    last modified by beben0303
  • dbc file sharing

    How can i share a dbc file with 2 designers in dxdata book
    last modified by mlucic
  • Deleting system attributes (Part Name, Part Label, Part Number) - PADS VX Standard

    Hi everyone,   I got a problem that no one seemed to ask about since now. I have to premise, I'm quite new to Mentor world. I'm an old Altium user but, for now, I'm not feeling bad with PADS in this first month ...
    last modified by kollateral