Today we’re launching support for one of the most-used PCB software flows – Mentor Graphics PADS & DXDesigner. Whether building satellites or medical devices, hardware designers spend days creating digital models for each component on their circuit boards, a painful and time-consuming process that hinders product development.
With today’s launch, Mentor PADS & DX Designer customers will gain access to our extensive component library containing millions of symbols, footprints, and 3D models, further enhancing the vast resources available for Mentor PCB design software. As of today, our popular 24-hour part request service InstaPart will also support PADS & DXDesigner.
Last Fall, we announced that we would be adding support for Pulsonix. This month, we’re pleased to say that it’s live and ready to go!
Pulsonix, developed by UK-based WestDev, is a professional schematic capture, simulation, and PCB layout tool known for it’s ease-of-use, and also as one of the first PCB design tools to allow engineers to design for embedded components between layers.
Embedded components are becoming more and more common as the need for smaller, and denser, designs grow, especially with the small form factors needed with wearable technology and Internet of Things devices. Pulsonix allows these devices — such as buried resistors and capacitors — to be properly defined.
SnapEDA allows engineers to search our database of millions of components for PCB footprints and schematic symbols that can be downloaded and important instantly into the Pulsonix format, saving designers hours of time in their workdays.
Watch the video above to learn how to download parts from SnapEDA and import them into Pulsonix!
Did you know that you can request a CAD symbol or footprint on SnapEDA in as little as two clicks?
Once a request has been made, members in our community often upload them within one week. All CAD symbols and footprints currently export to OrCad, Allegro, Altium, Eagle, Pulsonix, PADS and Kicad.
Watch this video to find out how it works, and then give it a try.