Manufacturing Prep

Manufacturing Prep

Ensure the manufacturability of your design before you release it to fabrication

The PADS® Professional integrated fabrication preparation environment helps you optimize product quality and reduce cycle time and cost. Designers can create documentation and manufacturing-ready outputs at either the board or panel level. Tight integration with layout ensures that changes made during layout are reflected in manufacturing drawings.

PADS Professional is also tightly integrated with Valor NPI for concurrent DFM validation and optimized hand-off to manufacturing, using the ODB++ format to ensure that all manufacturing data is included and synchronized, and that design intent is maintained. Additional CAM formats and reporting, including Gerber, NC drill, and pick and place, are also supported.


Flexible, detailed view

Selectively show a detailed and/or scaled view of a specific area of the PCB or panel design.

Copper balancing

Creates a balanced design at both the PCB design and panel level.

Integration with PADS layout

Manufacturing preparation can proceed in parallel with final layout edits.