Is there a Viewer available for PADS Pro Designer and PADS Professional Layout files?
Not for Designer - DxD in read-only mode - D13220
Free Browsers - Mentor Graphics
cannot use with PADS professional, when pcb is linked to schematic or you will get this type of message
Xpedition Layout Browser Version: 22.214.171.124993
The iCDB Server for the project is a different version to the application. You cannot connect an iCDB Client with version [Xpedition Enterprise X-ENTP VX.2.4, PCB Browser VX.2.4, Install 1845718] of software to an iCDB Server with version [PADS Professional VX.2.4, PADS Professional VX.2.4, Install 1845597] of the software. Please contact your system administrator for advice.
All about 2.4, but different build !!!! Annoying.
User can work around by copying the PCB directory to disconnect the icdb server ... then can view the layout in read only mode.
By bar, this is the best viewer, but user cannot do cross probing. Many people asked for real browser like this but with cross probing
In VX.2.6 release layout browser with crossprobing between DxDesigner and Layout is available
Check out the VisECAD by Mentor: visECAD Viewer Software - Mentor Graphics
there's this idea too
Real viewer like xpedition PCB Browser for Pads Professional VX
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