Layout Enhancements in PADS® Professional VX.2.7

By John McMillan

The new release of PADS Professional VX.2.7 is now available for download. This release is enhanced with many new features that improve product usability and efficiency. It includes key updates, enhancements and ideas submitted from our user community. Packed with new features across the design flow, PADS Professionals VX.2.7 release empowers engineers and designers to create modern electronics products even faster!

Featured Layout Highlight: Routing Enhancements 

Routing Enhancements: In VX.2.7, an option has been added to “add partially selected traces” to a selection, giving users the ability to delete traces, while leaving existing component fanouts for later use. Manual saw tuning has been enhanced so that saw patterns now have an editable tuning box, making it easier to edit the pattern. Also, the ability to swap pins during routing has been added. Click here to watch video.

If you would like a preview of all of the what’s new videos, please feel free to check out the What’s New in PADS Professional VX.2.7. webpage. Also, stay tuned to this “What’s New in PADS Professional VX.2.7” blog series to learn more!

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