Pads is not suitable for E-mobility!

Discussion created by alois.spiess on Jan 15, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 31, 2013 by georg.scheuermann

With a round PCB and high current (e.g. for E-mobility), Layout or Router are not suitable !


- Working with polar coordinates

- properties of some elements (component, via, shape, ...): the position were not shown in distance and angle towards the origin, only by radial move a component

- the polar grid could not be displayed permanently

- no possiblity to copy elements (e.g. GND-vias, copper shapes, ...) in a polar manner

- no possiblity to arrange design reuse elements with an angle different 90, 180, 270°


- Thermal Vias in SMD

- no rules and checking for microvia and stacked vias (idea D326 16.06.2008)

- no prevention of certain types of vias at smd (idea D310 11.06.2008)

- no addition of any vias at smd in Layout


- Traces: the maximum trace width is limitated to 6.35mm




Some issues were postet on Mentor ideas many years ago and nothing were improved.

Concerning "E-mobility", PADS users are handicapped due to the missing funktions.