Mentor Graphics Announces New 3D Solution to the PADS Flow
Mentor Graphics today announced new PADS® 3D tool capabilities plus major usability enhancements to the PADS flow for printed circuit board (PCB) design. The new technology provides visualization, placement, and design rule checking in 3D, minimizing iterations with mechanical and manufacturing teams. Schematic design and layout enhancements improve usability across the flow for increased user productivity.
New PADS 3D Capabilities
The powerful 3D engine within the PADS product enables full 3D visualization, placement, design rule checking and PDF creation. The commercial engine also provides faster and more robust performance compared to traditional open-source software, supporting large databases with ease. PADS tool users can import STEP [Standard for The Exchange of Product Data] models, as well as export full PCB assemblies in multiple formats. This release also extends the 3D functionality in the PADS Professional product with an optional four million parts 3D library and ECAD-MCAD collaboration tool. 3D capabilities are scalable depending on the PADS product configuration.
The new PADS product release ships in November and will be available in a variety of configurations. For additional product information or to find a local distributor for PADS products, visit the website: www.pads.com or attend our webinar PCB Design with 3D - New Release!Registrieren zur Produktpräsentation am 2. Dezember:
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