Unlock the Secrets to Mentor Graphics PADS PCB Design Management

By Margaret Furleigh

Do you use Mentor Graphics PADS for PCB design?

If you’re seeing products become increasingly complex with electro-mechanical components, you may feel challenged to collaborate beyond your PCB design tool and workgroup. For Mentor Graphics PADS users, the tools within PADS work well to connect and collaborate with other PCB designers. But what happens when you need to reach outside the PCB design environment and run into roadblocks?

  • It’s hard to find, share, and re-use the latest design data across your team.
  • Your electronic designs are disconnected from mechanical designs.
  • You’re running into late-stage design changes or issues with manufacturing.

If these issues sound familiar, and you’re hitting barriers to product development and innovation, it’s worth taking a closer look at Teamcenter.

Check out our Quick Look video series to see how Teamcenter works inside Mentor PADS, or any other MCAD/ECAD design tool. Or register for our on-demand webinar: Unlock the Secrets to Product Data Management for Mentor Graphics PADS, to see how you can bring together the design data of diverse applications and teams into a single, secure system that helps everyone in your business find and re-use data.

Learn how you can get into production with Teamcenter quickly, and cost-effectively, leveraging best practices and preconfigured processes that are easy to deploy and easy to use. For PADS users, and other MCAD and ECAD designers, Teamcenter is hosted right inside the design tool. For everyone else, there’s intuitive access to Teamcenter from any web browser, on any device.

See for yourself how Teamcenter brings together mechanical, electrical, and electronic designs in a common bill of material (BOM) that provides whole product visibility to all the parts and components. Instead of wasting valuable time searching for and sharing product data across design teams, you can improve design re-use and optimization to lower costs and deliver better products.

Learn more about the Mentor Graphics integrations with Teamcenter, and read on to learn more about cross-domain product design management.

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