PADS Creation Platform solves the problems that other tools just can’t
Are your current tools not meeting your design and analysis needs? PADS is the most complete Product Creation Platform on the market. Let us help you take an in-depth look. Review these in-depth questions and answers we frequently hear from users of other tools.
Maybe now’s the time to take a look at how the PADS Product Creation platform can help you be successful.
We’ve experienced frequent crashes and extreme slowing of performance when using Altium Designer on large, dense designs. How does PADS handle such designs?
How does PADS Design Rule Checker (DRC) compare to Altium Designer’s?
Altium’s SPICE simulator falls short of our needs, what does PADS have to offer?
– Schematic Entry (DxDesigner)
– Constraint Management (CES)
– Topology Exploration (LineSim)
– Circuit Simulation (AMS)
– Variant Design (Variant Manager)
– Component Data Management (Databook)
– Documentation (PDF)
Many of our designs incorporate DDR memory. With Altium, we are having to rely on guestimation or strictly adhere to reference designs. What does PADS offer?
Check out this video Solving DDR Memory Challenges with Advanced Simulation and in 15 minutes, we’ll show how an easy-to-use wizard can help you manage DDR issues.
Both Signal and Power Integrity are becoming a challenge for us. Altium hasn’t shown any stability in SI/PI analysis space with partnerships with Nimbic, iCD failing in the last few years; for now they apparently sell a 3rd party tool from CST. How about Mentor Graphics and PADS?
PADS also offers a PADS HyperLynx DC Drop option which provides powerful, extremely easy-to-use, and tight integration for quick and accurate analysis.
We use Altium Designer and find we have to manually route our large impedance controlled design as Altium’s autorouter does not conform to HSD constraints. What about PADS?
It appears that Altium’s introduction of new capabilities has slowed to a crawl over the last several years, we need a solution provider that can keep pace with industry technology changes; Tell me about PADS.
We have had challenges handing off designs to manufacturing and need robust DFM analysis; Altium has nothing but their Camtastic editor, what about PADS?
Altium Vault has proven to be too effort intensive for our needs, what does PADS have?
Our organization has concerns about its IP and Altium’s ties to China (previously HQ was in China). What about PADS?
Altium added their mCAD Co-Designer module after their partnership with Desktop EDA ended. Does PADS have anything similar?
Yes, PADS mCAD Collaborator included with all PADS suites, delivers mCAD integration based on industry standards and is not limited, nor focused, on any one mechanical CAD system and can be used with many of the industries most common mechanical cad systems.
We use Siemens Solid Edge and NX for Design and Altium doesn’t play well with these tools. Is PADS a better tool for us?
With the merger with Mentor Graphics, Siemens (Solid Edge & NX) continues to make heavy investments to create the ultimate in eCAD/mCAD co-design and collaboration suite.
We use Siemens Teamcenter, but Altium tells us we should use their Altium Vault instead. Does PADS have something that will co-exist with Teamcenter?
With the merger of Mentor Graphics and Siemens (Teamcenter) heavy investments are being made to advance collaboration between Teamcenter and all EDA tools.
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