What’s New in PADS Professional VX.2.6: Color by Net/Comments on Nets

Organization is key when it comes to designing a PCB. Major improvements have been added to the latest version of PADS Professional to enhance the collaboration across the entire PCB flow.

The PADS Professional VX.2.6 design suite, users can define nets by color and include comments which can be viewed through schematic and layout. During schematic entry or layout, designers can add color definition to a constraint class or net within Constraint Manager. From the wide selection of colors and patterns, every net in a design could have its own unique display.

Adding comments on nets has also improved to enhance collaboration. Used can enable comments on nets within Designer, Constraint Manager, Constraint Editor, and Layout. Within Designer, users can add a comment on a net and quickly review it within Constraint Editor. In Layout, the comments can be reviewed in Constraint Editor and Net Explorer.

Want to learn more about this feature and others in PADS Professional VX.2.6? Go to the What’s New page or download the latest update on Support Center.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/electronic-systems-design/2019/09/17/whats-new-in-pads-professional-vx-2-6-color-by-net-comments-on-nets/