• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Default/Classic Window Layouts

    We have a new user learning DxDes (XV2.1 PADS Netlist). They were going thru the eval guide and switch the layout from Default to Classic. DxDes promptly crashed, and now will crash every time they select a project (d...
    last modified by gedeakins
  • VX.2.6 The Net name lost when the link is removed

    Well,  Mentor fix this problem of "unable to hide net netmame when link is connected" but introduces new one, (I don't know how it will create problem for user) here are steps to reproduce it - create a net , g...
    last modified by phiet
  • xDX Databook filters

    Hello to all, I would like to know if is possible to save the filter options in the Databook database searching fields. Whenever i enter in Databook window and i change the component group, the filter state return to ...
    last modified by boscfab

    In the symbol editor of this new version of PADS i noticed that when i select a pin from the "Pins" table automatically a Zoom to selection is done. The result is that i can see only the selected pin and not the rest ...
    last modified by nicola.fiorucci
  • How to launch mgcmd.exe with parameter

    I want to open the PCBBrowser.exe file inside the MGC EBS CMD environment.   Is there a way to create a link or .bat file to open the mgcmd file passing the pcbbrowser as parameter?   Thanks
    created by nicola.fiorucci

    I tried to link an old pcb to a new schematics.   I receive the following error:   Problem encountered with connectivity data for root block xxxxxx. Block does not exist (Block not exists) Block xxxxxxxx c...
    last modified by nicola.fiorucci
  • 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
  • Change all fonts of a Ref Des

    Using PADS Designer VX.2.4.3 Update 2 and having a hierarchical design.   My schematic has inconsistent fonts for reference designators (font not size). I need a means to select and change the font of all REFDES...
    last modified by john15
  • Symbol Editor reverting changes?

    I am seeing odd behavior in Symbol Editor where I have changed the symbol. It is in the schematic with the changes, the file has changed. However, when I try to do an edit symbol the symbol appears in the symbol edito...
    last modified by tmiddleton
  • Add links to block diagram cover sheet

    Hello, I am using PADS Designer VX.2.4. On the first page of my 48-sheet flat design, I would like to build a graphical block diagram as an overview of the schematic.   I need to be able to: 1.) Create v...
    created by tech_grunt
  • Trace width definition and layer info for pcb

    Hi I have been migrating to xdx designer from logic and its been a very frustrating and difficult process.   I almost gave up after several days of struggling.   I finally have a design going over as Netli...
    last modified by cyionics
  • Long Strings for "Hetero" in the Component Library

    I need to create a heterogeneous component with 25 gates. DxDesigner parameters do not accept long strings, so I cannot make "hetero" parameter contain all my gates. What is (and is there) a workaround?   PS. ...
    last modified by mnudelman