• How to turn on Ref designator C?/R? before packaging in PADS Designer?

    Hi could anyone help me how to turn on/make visible ref designator with "?" before packaging? When I place component from CL or databook I can see designator, it will appear only after packaging. Any recommendation wh...
    last modified by tibor
  • DxDesigner - meaning of "Symbol contains uncommited changes"

    Do anybody know what the comment "Symbol contains uncommited changes" at a block symbol means? Additionally the block symbol is marked with a red star.
    last modified by bollenberg
  • How to add a menu in symbol editor to run an automation script?

    Hi,   i am currently trying to automate the process of symbol creation in the library a little. Therefore it would be usefull to add a menu for the automation scripts in the symbol Editor. In the documentation...
  • Windows 10 and DxDesigner? Where should we go from here....

    We've been running DxDesigner 2005.1 for ten years, and with each new version of Windows things have been getting harder. At Windows 7 we moved to a floating license server when our IT department locked out USB ports...
    last modified by jeff.sauer
  • which clearence rule level will precede which one? in "Net to Class to Net Class Clearence Rules for Scheme"

    Hello I wonder how, the "Net to Class to Net Class Clearence Rules for Scheme" works   I have several net classes. For example I have one Net class group called Primary, which in turn contains several more net c...
    created by akillion
  • xDESIGNER - Sheet open

    Hi, on PADS VX 2.6 xDESIGNER, are there one shortcut or more rapid method thath one at time, for opening all the project sheet with one command?   Many Thanks,   Fabio
    last modified by boscfab

    Hi, on PADS VX 2.6 with Central Library, what's the correct method to define an FIDUCIAL component? Actually my FIDUCIAL are composed by SYMBOL whitout pin and DECAL with only one pad. The problem is that Verify Des...
    last modified by boscfab
  • PADS VX2.6 - Verification tool

    Hello to all, I have some problems with the VERIFICATION function of the "SEARCH TOOL" of PADS VX2.6.4. During the verification phase, it found as an error the components that have "European notation", for ex. "4u7" i...
    last modified by boscfab
  • xDESIGNER - Verify settings

    Hello, I have difficulty understanding where the preferences of the Verify Design tool are saved in VX2.6.4 xDX. As you can see from the image below, it seems that the preferences are saved in three different files, o...
    created by boscfab
  • xDESIGNER 2.6 - NET Rename

    Hi, I am an user of PADS STANDARD PLUS integrated-Flow VX 2.6.4. I want to identify the best method for renaming entire NETs in the project. At this time, i select the desired NET, then i do "Load on Search", then i ...
    last modified by boscfab
  • Via span to rule area

    I am doing a flex design with 16 layers and from the main rigid section there are 3 flexes on top of each other which requires 3 different via spans 1-7, 10-16 and through. To make it easier for the manufacturer ...
    last modified by matsk
  • Is it possible to create a hierarchical symbol for multiple sheets?

    I'm using PADS Standard Plus. I have a large board with a lot of duplicated logic, including large FPGAs. The FPGAs of course do not fit on one sheet. Is it possible to create a hierarchical symbol for multiple sheets?
    last modified by dgrimm
  • Why doesn't the tools menu in Designer vx.2.3 provide the reference designators option?

    Why doesn't the tools menu in Designer vx.2.3 provide the reference designators option?
    last modified by sancundao
  • Migration from PADS Logic to xDX Designer with new properties

    Hello,   I am trying to migrate our old projects from PADS Logic to xDX Designer VX.2.5. We also want to use new properties and skip the old ones. The Central Library and Databook were already migrated/build. Th...
    last modified by flyer
  • PWR & GND symbols keep adding net names to connection lines

    When adding power & ground connections using symbols in globals we have the "global signal name" set to of course what we want net wise, like DGND. However when using these symbols pending the order you do thing...
    last modified by wolferm
  • ODBC error

    when I creat a project from lesson example,I get a databook problem. An ODBC error occurred: invalid ODBC alias: Sample (1400)  
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  • How to change the format of the netlist

    I want to change the connection definition format of the .asc file output using the PCB interface.   Although the NET format is recommended in the PADS Layout ASCII Format Specification, the CONN format is actua...
  • Shortcut(s) to easily label nets?

    Is there a shortcut to label nets rather than tediously selecting and right-clicking each net to label them?   And is there a quick way to label nets incrementally, e.g. A1, A2, A3, etc.?   Thanks in advance.
    last modified by mwoi
  • Cannot insert Part Quest component from PADS Databook

    I have followed the instructions on the Mentor website for importing components directly from Part Quest directly into PADS Designer VX.2.6 and I can see the components when I do a search in PADS Databook but when I h...
    last modified by matthewd92
  • xDX PADS VX2.6.2 - Special components, POWER renaming

    Hi to all, using xDX of VX2.6 I noticed a "small" problem in the NET names management of POWER symbols (special components). If I connect a POWER symbol to an existing NET and after i renaming it by dobule click on th...
    last modified by boscfab