Test Point Placement Enhancement 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!

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Placing Test Points: PADS Professional VX.2.7 has added a new methodology to interactively place test points. Users will now see highlighted nets that do not have enough test points and can right click – fit highlighted to directly view those nets. This net required two test points and once the requirement is satisfied, the previously highlighted net will be un-highlighted, indicating test point placement on that net is complete. 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.

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