PADS VX is all about ease of use. Focus on your design, not on your schematic tool.
A good design starts with a good library. PADS VX gives you the tools you need.
A full suite of placement and routing tools make it easy to lay out your PCB.
Get the answers you need fast! Our extensive knowledge base and responsive telephone support provide the answers you need.
Drive the entire PCB design process with advanced tools for constraint management.
Reduce board spins and costs with best-in-class analysis: Signal, Analog, Thermal, and DFMA.
Improve design quality by easily collaborating across mechanical and electrical design.
Archive design data in a secure vault. Compare versions, generate reports, and collaborate.
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“I find the interface between PADS and DxDesigner to be very powerful, especially cross-probing.”
Electrical Engineer, Telecommunications Equipment
Source: Techvalidate 54D-FD7-962
“Functionality flows better using PADS. True seamless operation from library part building, to schematic capture and PCB is a notable difference.”
Hardware Manager, Federal Government
Techvalidate ID: 247-CFB-899
“Being able to alter footprints in the design helps to adjust designs to changing parameters. Library management, including symbols, decal, and part attributes are a major plus…”
CAD Manager, Aerospace & Defense Company
Source: Techvalidate ABB-5B4-479
“The nice thing about using PADS is that it’s very easy to run a trace while using rules, and the software is very intuitive.”
Medium Enterprise Pharmaceuticals Company
Source: Techvalidate 489-BDC-67C
“The PADS system has the necessary design constraints to successfully create complex high-speed boards without getting bogged down with tedious details.”
Electrical Engineer, Federal Government
Source: Techvalidate BB4-B01-B92
“Our local PADS support guy is brilliant. PADS keeps adding new things that we want.”
CAD Engineer, Large Enterprise Electronics Company
Techvalidate ID: C60-3AF-35A
“We appreciate having a Mentor-labeled tool with functional continuity. With PADS, there is no need to relearn everything with each new revision.”
Design Engineer, Large Enterprise Professional Services
Source: Techvalidate B9B-7EA-A31
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Experience the capabilities of PADS VX first-hand with virtual labs. You'll have immediate, hands-on access to a variety of PADS features, with built-in data files and tutorials for the PADS environment. PADS Virtual Labs
Quickly define and complete your PCB designs with the world’s most powerful desktop design environment. Download the VX release of PADS