MENTOR Graphics Corporation, represented in Australia by In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd , has released new translators that enable migration of Protel, P-CAD and OrCAD designs and libraries to PADS PCB design solutions.
The release of the translators makes it even easier for companies to switch over to PADS, bringing over all current libraries, databases and other existing legacy data through the push of a button.
Designers wanting to take advantage of PADS superior depth of functionality, routing, ease of use and deployment can now do so with minimal effort, loss of data or time.
PCB designers and engineers are no longer trapped using older, legacy tools due to the lack of bandwidth and associated costs to recreate libraries.
The PADS advantages of ease of use, performance and price, combined with the new PADS translators, mitigate risk and significantly improve a user's ROI.
These translators reduce the cost of migration by virtually eliminating the need to recreate prior design data and libraries. This allows designers and engineers to take advantage of PADS extensive schematic design, powerful layout, interactive and automatic routing, as well as design for test and design for fabrication capabilities, all without leaving behind the intellectual property they have spent years building up.