PADS Professional - Evaluation Download

PADS Professional Free Trial

The full PADS® Professional flow enables you to design, validate, and manufacture PCB-centric systems.


PADS Professional utilizes industry-leading Xpedition® technology which is powerful enough to handle the most complex and demanding designs requirements.


Evaluation Details

What you get

We created PADS Professional for the independent PCB-centric hardware engineer who does it all.


This licensed evaluation software is fully functional and yours to try for free, for 14 days, with no limitation. It includes a quickstart guide with six lessons that include video tutorials.


How to get it

To access the trial, we'll ask you to:


  • Create a profile if you haven't already. This lets you access valuable content like webinars, white papers, and other evaluations throughout the site.
  • We'll also ask for your computer's Host ID. This enables us to tie your trial license to your machine.
  • We'll send you an email with instructions on download and installation of the software.



Why PADS Professional?

  • Proven to reduce design time through highly integrated design entry, constraint management, 2D/3D PCB layout, and analysis and verification
  • Provides the tools and horsepower to address your complex design and technological challenges



What's included

  • Quick Start Guide with six lessons and accompanying video tutorials

  • ECAD-MCAD collaboration

  • Design entry
  • Library creation
  • Constraint definition and management
  • Pre and post-layout signal integrity with crosstalk
  • Thermal analysis
  • Analog simulation
  • Native 2D and 3D PCB layout
  • Sketch routing
  • Archive management


Minimum requirements

  • Hardware platform: PC
  • 64-bit Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 7 SP1
  • Recommended Memory: 8 GB RAM (min)
  • Disk space requirements: ~117 MB