2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2018 1:46 PM by Vern_Wnek

    VX2.3 64bit availability


      Last year, our company purchase two seats VX2.2 network license.  Our PC are win7 64 bit.

      After installation by local distributor, we found the PADS were 32bit version.  We asked the distributor and was told that there was no 64bit available.

      Recently, we got 2.3 update and we asked the same question and distributor asid the same thing.

      Thus I want to clarify here if PADS is only available in 32bit.  We always think 64bit should perform faster.

      We find the PADS PCB sometimes slow especially at editing PCB decals.  it takes about 15s to check in what parts the decal is used.

      We want this waiting be minimized,  Any way?

      Thank you

        • 1. Re: VX2.3 64bit availability

          PADS Standard and Standard Plus run in 32-bit mode on 64-bit PCs.

          • 2. Re: VX2.3 64bit availability

            Pads Professional is only available in a 32 bit version at this time, but stay tuned for announcements on future releases.


            The 32 bit version runs great on 64 bit Windows OS, so there is no problems.


            As for 64 bit solutions, there is sometimes a misunderstanding that they run faster. Typically, they run about the same speed. This is true of our 64 bit Xpedition products. What 64 bit will give you though, is the ability to address much larger design databases, as the memory will be allowed to better address their size.


            Stay tuned for more information in the future!


            Good Luck