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PADS Professional Premium

Take your electronic designs from prototype to production in one environment with PADS Professional Premium

PADS Professional is built on the same technology foundation as that used to design the world’s most complex PCBs. Hardware engineers who do it all — operating independently or in small workgroups — will find PADS Professional to be the perfect solution. Everything needed to design complex PCBs within a tightly integrated flow.

PADS Professional Premium: 3 min overview

Features included:

PCB design and analysis

All the necessary tools for designing a wide range of printed circuit board (PCB) designs, from simple to highly complex ones.

Supply chain resilience

During the process of creating a schematic, PCB engineers using PADS Professional Premium have the advantage of accessing real-time component sourcing data. This empowers them to make well-informed decisions about the components they choose, as they can identify the best options at the most cost-effective stage for making any necessary changes.

Cloud-enabled collaboration

Convenience of storing and accessing PCB design assets in a secure cloud workspace using any web browser, from anywhere. It allows easy sharing of design and Bill of Materials (BOM) data with all project stakeholders and team members, while ensuring security through role-based team management.

Part research and creation

Users can search for components from a extensive catalog of billions of parts. In case a specific symbol or footprint is not available, the Part Creation Service allows users to easily request the creation of library information. Additionally, there are two wizard-based applications that provide templates for building custom library elements, including symbols and IPC compliant footprints, ensuring flexibility in creating the necessary components.

ECAD/MCAD Co-design

Ensure seamless collaboration between PCB and mechanical engineers by utilizing the ProSTEP file exchange format (IDX), which is considered best-in-class. This enables convenient, accurate, and effective synchronization between the two disciplines, facilitating smooth collaboration throughout the design process.

PCB manufacturing

PADS Professional Premium includes integrated DFM (Design for Manufacturability) analysis, which enables users to detect and address possible PCB fabrication and assembly issues within the design database before production begins. This proactive approach helps prevent expensive manufacturing delays and ensures the electrical performance of the final product.

Free on-demand learning

Free on-demand learning resources covering schematic design, constraint definition, PCB layout, and library creation and management. These resources offer convenient access to educational materials, allowing users to learn at their own pace and enhance their skills in stated key areas.

PADS Professional Premium 30-day-trial

Get started with sample files and step-by-step exercises. Cloud-based – no download nor installation needed.

With PADS Professional Premium 30 day trial you can start working on:

  • PCB design and analysis – you will have everything you need to design from simplest to most complex PCBs.
  • Supply chain resilience – access to real-time component sourcing data.
  • Cloud-enabled collaboration – Transforms how electronics design data is managed, shared and visualized.
  • Part research and creation – easily find the symbol, IPC-compliant footprint, and 3D model for the components you need.
  • ECAD/MCAD co-design – the PCB and the mechanical engineer stay in sync, leveraging best-in-class data exchange standards.
  • PCB manufacturing – integrated DFM analysis.

Feel free to contact us for more information or assistance with accessing the PADS Professional Premium 30-day-trial.

PADS Professional Layout Browser - Free download

The PADS Professional Layout Browser is a free download that allows you to effortlessly view and share your designs with colleagues, even if they don’t have PADS Professional installed on their PCs.

With the PADS Professional Layout Browser you can:

  • Open any PADS Professional Layout database and easily review placement and routing
  • Cross-probe to PADS Designer schematic for seamless navigation between layout and schematic views.
  • Share your designs with colleagues for collaborative review and feedback.
PADS Professional Layout Browser

Installation is quick and easy, with a current version of PADS Professional VX.2.13 (March 2023) available for download. The PADS Professional Layout Browser is compatible with 64-bit Operating Systems such as Windows 10 and 11, with a minimum of 8 GB memory.

Feel free to contact us for more information or assistance with downloading the PADS Professional Layout Browser.