PADS Router


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PADS Router


Duration: 1 Day

Course Part Number: 213098



The PADS Router course teaches you the workflow of completing designs using the latest version of Mentor Graphics PADS Router.


During this course are guided through the steps of completing a PCB design started in PADS Layout. Course highlights include placing parts, routing a printed circuit board using manual, interactive and automatic routing modes, and verifying the design.


Detailed lab exercises help reinforce what is discussed during the lectures and provide you with extensive tool usage experience under the guidance of our industry expert instructors.


You Will Learn How To

  • Customize and work with the PADS Router user interface
  • Place components
  • Set an autorouting strategy
  • Assign Properties, Rules and Routing Preferences for the Design and its Objects
  • Route, Fanout and Optimize nets by Interactive Selection
  • Use the Command Window to View Reports
  • Set Layer Direction, Corner and Quality Options for Optimal Routing

Hands-On Labs

Throughout this course, extensive hands-on lab exercises provide you with practical experience using the PADS Router software. Hands-on lab topics include:

  • Using the PADS Router link (from PADS Layout)
  • Interface Usage and Customization
  • Setting Design Options
  • Preparing Batch Routing
  • Setting Routing Rules and Limitations in the Properties Interface
  • Dispersing Vias, Routing and Optimizing
  • Generating and Viewing Reports
  • Routing a Design


  • PADS Layout training or familiarity with PADS Layout software
  • Autorouting experience is helpful but not required


Intended for

  • PCB Designers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • PCB Design Managers
  • PCB Designers interested in learning how to take full advantage of PADS Router


Student workbook table of contents


For more information:


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The Netherlands

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