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Questions tagged [mentor-pads]

PADS is a software package from Mentor Graphics used for schematic capture, PCB layout, and circuit simulation.

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Why the GND is visible for 2 layer design in PADS layout?

I am facing an error while practicing a reference design of DLP-2232M-G board downloaded from Mentors website. The design engineer of this board has used 2 layer (TOP and BOTTOM ) keeping 3 to ...
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Reference pcb design by PADS layout [closed]

Let me ask you few questions for those who know how to design PCB in PADS. In case of PCB design in PADS layout, manually routing is bit time consuming, cant I depend on auto routing ? When you ...
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Adding multiple thermal relief spokes to a large pad in Mentor-PADS

Regarding Mentor PADS Layout software (v9.5)... I have a large rectangular pad (the tab on a power FET) which is surrounded by a large copper pour (for current and thermal capacity). When I pour the ...
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Best approach/practice to design PCB which can handle 50-80A current?

I'm designing a PCB which needs to handle high currents across various fuses, relays and connectors. The current ratings would be 8A, 20A, 50A, 80A. So I would like to know which is best approach to ...
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Draw routing on PCB without components

Is there any way to draw routing on a PCB in the software PADS Layout without any components, like the CAD images below? If PADS Layout doesn't work, does Eagle have this function? Also, can I resize ...
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Which layer contains the board outline in PADS Layout?

TL:DR If I create or import a board outline on PADS Layout, in which layer(s) is it drawn? Can I make it visible/invisible? On Mentor Graphics PADS, I'm trying to import a board outline from a ...