PADS® is powerful and easy-to-use, making the capture and definition of your schematic simple and fast. Intuitive project and design navigation, complete hierarchical support, and advanced tools for design rules and attribute management help you meet your PCB design goals.

Manage assets and improve productivity

Achieve efficiency and productivity with schematic enablers like component management, full forward and backward annotation to layout and routing, and a direct link to signal integrity analysis.

You can set and verify your design constraints as early in the schematic design phase as you want. Quick access to the library content makes the search, placement, and verification of new symbols simple. The high level of automation, combined with advanced graphics and extended tool tips, makes it easy and efficient to use PADS, whether you are a frequent or a casual user.

Integration and scalability

Intuitive and highly scalable, PADS provides a productive design environment that reduces design cycle time. Deep, integrated capabilities enable concurrent design entry, design and component information management, design variants, and analysis and verification.

  • Capture once and reuse to accelerate development
  • Cut design time with hierarchical, reusable design blocks
  • Easily connect to component databases for fast part searches
  • Verify and update designs between schematic and layout
  • Cross-probe, back annotate, and more

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Schematic Design Resources

Engineers need an easy-to-use, powerful environment to help choose, place, and connect components, and to capture design intent. The PADS ES Suite includes a powerful schematic editor with a component... View

PADS personal automated design systems include translators that are reliable, thorough, accurate, and FREE. With them you can: Easily convert P-CAD, CADSTAR, OrCAD, Protel, and Altium Designer data... View

Cloud-based Virtual Labs

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Start using PADS VX in minutes - without downloading and installing software. Our online PADS VX virtual lab gives you the complete PADS experience and workflow immediately.

  • Schematic capture
  • Pre- and post-route signal integrity analysis
  • PCB layout and routing

Launching a cloud-based virtual lab is fast and easy, and requires no downloads or installations on your computer. Sign up now