Jim Martens Blog: PADS Tips & Tricks - October 2012

PADS Tips & Tricks - October 2012

October 2012 - PADS 9.5 Now Available


PADS 9.5 includes the following new features:

  • Virtual pin support
  • Bottom View (Mentor Idea D254)
  • Automation interface enhancements (Mentor Ideas D2749, D3246, D3247, D3248)
  • Placement Keepouts in Decals (Mentor Ideas D258, D383)
  • Plane Connect in PADS Viewer (Mentor Idea D8539)
  • Chinese translation of DxDesigner and PADS

PADS 9.5 includes the latest release of DxDesigner (EE 7.9.4) which includes:

  • New Start-up Screen
  • Graphics Improvements
    • ◦New Grid
    • ◦Navigation View Window
    • ◦Layered Graphics
    • ◦In-line and multi-line editing
    • ◦Dynamic Graphic Violation Highlight
    • ◦Consistent Windows-like Layout Across Platforms
    • ◦Tool Tip Hierarchical Preview and Navigation
    • ◦Connectivity Advisor
    • ◦DxPDF™  Now Included in the PADS ES Suite


Please see the Release Highlights for more information on the contents of this release.


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