DX Designer for PADS Flow

Using the DxDesigner tools suite, you will gain proficiency in project management with Dashboard, schematic capture with DxDesigner, part selection using DxDataBook™, and much more. You will also learn how to prepare your final schematic for interfacing with the Mentor Graphics® PADS® Layout tool. View course details ↓


Full instructor-led courses in a Mentor training facility, with complete course materials and access to classroom computers.

Date Location Time Language Price
Dec 1–32014 Marlborough Massachusetts 9–5 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
Dec 15–172014 Fremont California 9–5 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
Jan 26–282015 Longmont Colorado 9–5 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
Feb 9–112015 Marlborough Massachusetts 9–5 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
Mar 9–112015 Fremont California 9–5 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
Apr 6–82015 Longmont Colorado 9–5 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
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Course Highlights

You will learn how to

  • Use DxDesigner proficiently in the creation of flat and hierarchical schematic designs
  • Place wires and buses in the design to create net connections
  • Use DxDatabook to search, select, and verify parts used in your design
  • Create symbols for your schematics through a variety of methods
  • Effectively build intelligence into your design using properties
  • Compile, package and export your schematic to PADS for place and route
  • Use the Constraint Editor to create and assign constraints to your design

Hands-on lab

  • Creating a project and setting up projects in Dashboard and DxDesigner
  • Configuring DxDesigner
  • Schematic creation for flat and hierarchical designs
  • Modifying existing schematics
  • Symbol graphics creation
  • Adding properties to symbols and schematics
  • Net label cross-referencing
  • Interfacing to PADS layout tool
  • Setting constraints with the Constraint Editor
  • A student design challenge that pulls together all aspects of the tool discussed during class

Course Information


Familiarity with Windows or UNIX operating systems

Course Part Number
  • Classroom: 238783
  • Live online: 239693

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