What is PADS?

PADS’ personal automated design system provides what the user needs, for fast, effective PCB design. PADS will improve the user’s design productivity, and speed time to market. PADS unites quick schematic definition with its layout, routing, and simulation capabilities, with a clear and connected path to an enterprise flow if the requirements change. PADS has long been a part of the Mentor Graphics PCB lineup. It benefits from continuous, solid development and global distribution, making it a popular desktop PCB software package. Supported operating systems include Windows 7 and Windows XP.

PADS has a personal automated design system that focuses on the electrical problems and challenges that the user faces each day. It is easy to use. PADS is a design tool that gets the job done with a lot more efficiency. It has tools for each step in the design cycle. It also solves the core problems of the PCB design. It is easy to deploy.

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File types supported by PADS

Our users primarily use PADS to open these file types:

About file types supported by PADS aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about which types of files PADS can process, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.