Mentor Graphics PADS is a powerful software for designing and manufacturing printed circuit boards (PCB) Is. Engineers and PCB designers are always looking for reliable and high quality tools. Mentor Graphics PADS is a software that has greatly simplified the design of printed circuits due to layering capabilities and powerful tools in the field of circuit schematics. In this program, the information of all the components is collected in a central place, which will prevent the repeated production of the required parts, this will reduce the design time and prevent rework.
If you need to design boards that have a high percentage of high-speed signals, you will fully understand the importance of using limit-based design, PADS has a very good system for managing all the limits applied in the circuit, which users can easily set the desired limits. Create, review and evaluate yourself.
It is possible to design different reports in this program, it is also possible to compare different archived designs, the advanced layout of this product makes it possible to design different printed circuit boards with printing capabilities. This software is especially ideal for designing boards that are not very complicated.
Features and features of Mentor Graphics PADS software:
- Circuit schematic design
- Online simulation of designed circuits
- Selection of different components and internal evaluation
- Powerful search and filtering with information management of different components
- Ability to create patterns compatible with IPC
- Manage restrictions in an integrated way
- Very fast application of restrictions and precise routing
- Signal health test using HyperLynx
- Simulation of analog and thermal circuits
- The central library includes various components
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32-bit Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 7 SP1
64-bit Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 7 SP1
Memory requirements: 8 GB RAM (min)
Disk space requirements: Download
~3.3 GB, Installation 7GB
Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, Windows XP Professional (SP3), Windows Vista (SP1)
1 GB memory minimum
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It is given in the Readme file in the Crack folder.
It is noteworthy that generally MentorGraphics software does not run in virtual systems!
PADS Pro VX.2.10 version:
Use the MentorKeyGen Tool V1.3.1e.exe crack and the Readme file placed next to it.
PADS VX.2.7/2.8 Pro versions:
From the Crack folder, run the MakeLic.bat file to generate the licensefile.dat file
Create a folder called MentorGraphics in the root of drive C and copy the generated licensefile.dat file to it (C:MentorGraphics)
Run the Environment.reg file
From the Setup folder, run the setup.exe file and click on install Products
During the installation, when the Licensing not found message is displayed, select yes
Select Import License, click next and then browse. In the opened window, from the lower left corner, change the value of File of Types to License Files (*.dat), go to C:MentorGraphics and select the file licensefile.dat
Click next and then done
*If the installation page is not displayed correctly, close the page and run setup.exe again
Proceed with the installation process
In the Post Installation Scripts step, click I would like to continue through licensing setup and click next
Select the default values of Mobile Compute and MGLS Licensing and click next
Click browse, select License Files (*.dat) from the lower right corner, and select C:MentorGraphicslicensefile.dat
Click next and proceed
The software is now ready to use
THIS is for PADSVX.2.2 but works for any VX version of PADS Standard and Standard Plus
1. Run the setup in the default folder (C:MentorGraphics)
2. Skip the license installation
3. Modify the installation as follows:
a) Change the Target Path to C:MentorGraphicsPADSVX folder you created earlier
b) Select ALL the packages available for installation from Product Selection, then unselect the following:
– Check for updates
– Design Archive
– Server tools
4. Now run the installation.
5. During the installation you will be prompted to unregister earlier versions of PADS (9.5 and 2005). Click YES to that. You can use the Release Switcher later to go back to either one.
6. After the installation has finished, copy the MentorKG.exe and run.bat found in the Crack folder to the C:MentorGraphicsPADSVX folder
From there run “run.bat” and wait until it generates a license file (should open a Notepad license.txt
Save this file as PADSVX_LICENSE.TXT in the C:MentorGraphicsPADSVX folder
7. Now run the PADSVX setup again (PADSVX.2.2_mib.exe) and this time DON’T SKIP license installation. Click NEXT to go to the License Setup. Choose the first option (Mobile Compute Node-locked licensing), click NEXT and Browse to the PADSVX_LICENSE.TXT you saved earlier in the C:MentorGraphicsPADSVX folder. This will add the PADSVX license to the existing licenses (9.5 and 2005). When asked if there are any more licenses you want to add, click NO.
8. Everything should be ready to use now. You will find the programs under STARTPADSVX2.2. The isntall doesn’t make shortcuts for them so you will need to do that yourself. Check if PADSVX LAYOUT is working ok (just to be sure, before you do anything else)
9. At any time, if you want to go back to a previous version of PADS (9.5 or 2005) use the MGC BSD Release Switcher found under START/Mentor Graphics PCB Admin Utilities.
In the upper list choose the product you want to unregister (make inactive) and in the lower list the one you want to register (make active). Click OK and it will take a few minutes to do the job. During the switch you will be asked if you want to configure a license. Choose “I have a valid license.” I would like to skip the licensing setup”.
Click NEXT and choose the working directory. This is the folder where PADS does all the default folders (CAM, Reuse… etc). It doesn’t really matter what folder you choose since you should configure these folders in PADS/OPTIONS. They get saved in the PADS ini file so every time you switch to a release it should use the folders defined in that release’s ini file.
Click FINISH and after the installer registers a few more files it should be done. Click FINISH again.
PADS Pro VX.2.10 version has been installed and successfully activated on 14th of February 1400 on Windows 11 64-bit edition.
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Last Updated on July 4, 2023 by admin