Well - according to what I always hear from Mentor Graphics - PADS Logic will not go away.
But ....... you never now!
We have used PADS Logic for many years and are still using it.
We are using PowerAccessCIS from the Finish PADS reseller DS-Design Systems OY to handle variants.
It works very well.
It is tightly integrated with PADS Logic and can create variant schematics, or create variant tables directly in the schematic.
Whatever you prefer. See attached picture.
Unfortunately it is a finish website, but you can contact them directly by mail.
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We have been told the same by Mentor that Logic will not be going away. While we are not seeing major product enhancements in Logic we continue to see it keep pace with UI updates and library enhancments (Update from Library) that are introduced in PADS Layout.
With this in mind Saros Technology Ltd. have written a 'Component Information System' for PADS LOGIC which also handles Variants and BOM's, all at a reasonable price point.
If you would like to see how this works, check out http://www.ecad2pdm.com
Or contact Saros Technology to discuss your requirement on 01491 837787