PADS Layout

This course will teach you the workflow of laying out a printed circuit board using the latest version of Mentor Graphics PADS Layout. You will be guided through the steps necessary to design a printed circuit board. Course highlights include creating physical components, importing netlists, adding/updating parts, routing connections, generating reports and Gerber information. View course details ↓


Live Online classes deliver all the interactivity and depth of the traditional classroom, from the convenience of your own computer, with hands-on exercises and course materials. Learn more about Live Online training

Date Time Language Price
Mar 9–132015 8–2 PM
English 2,100 USD Register


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

Date Location Time Language Price
Apr 14–162015 Marlborough Massachusetts 9–5 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
Jun 17–192015 Fremont California 9–5 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
Aug 18–202015 Longmont Colorado 9–5 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
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Course Highlights

You will learn how to

  • Customize and work with the PADS Layout interface
  • Create Board Outlines, Keepouts, and 2D Line items
  • Create Parts Types, PCB Decals, and Pad Stacks Import netlists, define the board stackup, and set design rules
  • Place parts manually and use cross-probing capabilities
  • Route a design using manual/interactive routing and editing tools
  • Create copper shapes and plane areas
  • Verify the design
  • Generate Gerber Data
  • Work with ECO files

Hands-on labs

  • Navigating the User Interface
  • Creating and Modifying Drafting Items
  • Creating Libraries and Library Objects
  • Importing netlists
  • Defining the Layer Stackup
  • Setting Design Rules
  • Placing Parts
  • Routing a Design
  • Creating Copper and Split Plane areas
  • Clearance and Connectivity Verification
  • Using ECO Commands
  • Generating CAM Documents

Course Information


A basic understanding of the PCB design process

Familiarity with Windows operating systems

Course Part Number
  • Classroom: 213142
  • Live online: 217228

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