PADS Professional - Think Twice


Product Creation Platform

Take your electronic product ideas from concept to reality with PADS®

Only PADS® can provide engineers and small teams with a product creation platform optimized for component selection, signal and power integrity, electronics cooling, form and fit, PCB layout, and manufacturing.


As PCB designs become more challenging, don't let your design flow become a career liability. PADS Professional is the high-grade software demanding engineers can count on to tackle the most complex projects.



PADS Professional packs technologies that will speed your design cycles and produce more reliable products, including:


  • Power Integrity
  • Signal Integrity
  • Sketch Routing
  • Design Rule Checking
  • Parametric 3D




Why PADS® Professional

Self-contained, integrated PCB design flow for hardware engineers and small workgroups.


Design, validate, and manufacture complex PCBs with PADS® Professional, the cutting-edge solution that delivers Xpedition® technology to engineering professionals who work outside a corporate CAD environment.


PADS® Professional is powerful, but it’s also easy to learn, use, and afford. It’s designed to give the experienced user all the horsepower they need, yet intuitive, so casual or occasional users can accelerate their time to productivity.


The full flow of PADS® Professional lets you design, validate and manufacture PCB-centric systems incorporating advanced FPGA devices.


We provide an array of design and library translators to facilitate migration from competitive platforms.


Ready to discover how PADS Professional can improve your product design process? Take a free, 14-day evaluation of PADS Professional on’ll receive access to the fully functional software and supporting files, including video tutorials, to help you get started.




  • Altium®, CADSTAR®, OrCAD® & other translators
  • Starter library
  • Part creation wizard
  • Hierarchical schematic with table-based design
  • PADS AMS Cloud online circuit simulation
  • Constraints with hierarchy
  • Design rule verification
  • Interactive and automatic routing
  • Split planes & copper pour
  • ECAD-MCAD collaboration
  • RF design
  • 3D rendering with STEP import/export
  • Design compare & review
  • 3D placement with DRC
  • Integrated front-to-back constraint management
  • High-speed constraint support
  • Differential pairs
  • Matched-length & min/max routing
  • Design variant management
  • High-speed interactive routing
  • Signal integrity with crosstalk
  • Thermal analysis
  • Analog simulation
  • Advanced high-speed constraints
  • Sketch routing
  • Hierarchical 2D/3D planning & placement


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