Is PADS professional the same as ES, but includes the AutoRouter??
It is not the same as ES.
Pads Professional is the latest of 3 new products in the PADS family and is based on Xpedition Technology.
You can find out more about it here:
PADS Professional - Mentor Graphics
Thanks for the quick response Vern!
Robert, I moved your question to the PADS community to make it easier for other people to ask follow-on questions about PADS Professional. Have you seen any of the PADS Professional demo videos on pads.com? Pretty cool stuff. You might want to check them out.
We’re getting a little crazy out here. I’ve been here a year at Crane Aerospace and I’ve pushed to get the ES and Auto Router.
We have (I think) 3 ES seats and one AutoRouter. Our tools folks are sitting on the installation and now management wants justification on why we bought ES and Autorouter.
ROI and that kind of thing.
We’re thinking you’ll be phasing out ES and pushing professional.
I have forwarded this to our Sales team and they will have someone contact you and help you with a decision.
Like most companies, every so often Mentor will release new part numbers to offer solutions that better fit our customer's needs, or for competitive reasons. We have just introduced PADS Standard, Standard Plus, and Professional. These offer various levels of features and functionality at different price points. This allows our customers to choose which one best fits their needs based on their requirements and budget. BTW - starting price is only $5,000 (including 1st year support)!
Go to pads.com, where there is a ton of information on these new solutions, including a configuration matrix so you can see what's included in each, or, as Vern suggests, contact your sales person for more information.
The Matrix compares only the three new Edition's, but not the Suites like ES. I think, you should add this for a better understanding of differences between the Suites and new Edition's.
I agree with johannes
a comparison from the present suites to the latest suites will help in better understanding
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