CONNECT – For PADS Professional

By John McMillan

Going beyond your desktop workspace and seamlessly collaborating with teammates and partners worldwide in a secure cloud environment just got better!

What’s New – January 2022

Discover the newest capabilities in Connect for PADS Professional – Capabilities include a rich 2D Schematic and PCB viewer right in your browser, access to component search and sourcing information by, and new “Check-In” features that enable users to see the changes made to any version of the design. Click here: to discover the newest capabilities delivered in Connect:


A Single Source of Truth for PCB Design Data

Track design revisions and enable your team to review the latest changes by checking in your design into Connect. Data such as the schematic, 3D view, and bill of materials can all be accessed from Connect, without the need for desktop tools.

Built for the Cloud with Siemens Security

Siemens supports the Cloud Security Alliance, the leading global organization dedicated to best practices for secure cloud computing. The CSA Trustmark affirms our alignment with CSA best practices.

2D ECAD Visualization

With Connect for PADS Professional, design teams can now raise new requirements, modify the design in PADS Professional, and check in the design revision to the cloud. Connect enables design teams to seamlessly collaborate with others, as well as apply version control to their design databases, by saving them to the cloud.

Design collaboration can be greatly simplified by using Connect for PADS Professional. With a single source of design data and easy cloud access, team members never lose track of where to find the latest project version.


To learn about the full suite of the PADS Professional Cloud Apps that amplify the power of PADS Professional, seamlessly connecting the engineer’s desktop with the component and partner ecosystem they rely on to develop innovative products – CLICK HERE.


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