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Technical support

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Here are some quick guides to PADS, CAM350 and BluePrint. Some of the links require a Support Center login:


Save the script in the appropriate folder and add it to the PADS script list.

  • Variant reports -script extends partial list printing to produce not only partial lists and midpoints, but also PDF printouts of the Logic circuit diagram for each variant, and semi-automatically layout Step files (with unloaded ones removed). See demonstration video. User manual.
  • Assembly Steps -script is a quick way to extract a few components for presentation in documents separately. It uses attributes, so it provides a way to control documentation at the library stage. User manual
  • Text checker -script can be used to quickly check texts in a PCB file without overlaying layers and colours. It sorts them by layer, texts can be selected by clicking on the list, editing in Layout with the RMB-Properties function. User manual
  • CAM print settings (gerber and ncdrill).
  • IPC-D-365A script. Compared to the standard PADS export function, the script checks the offsets of the Gerber and Excello print specifications (the standard always uses 0.0 offset). If all documents have the same offset, it uses the same one for the IPC pull list, if different, it asks the user what was used. Of course, the most logical thing is to use the same offset for all, so it's easy to correct the document definitions at this point.
  • Stacked via utility you can easily create pass-through combinations between layers. Once the layout is complete, you can use the software to print out the drill files for each layer of penetrations. The program saves you from having to define up to dozens of vias and combine numerous nc files. Latest version 1.38. (11.3.2020).
  • Printing of centroids (script), SMD identification based on the drilling of the first pin.
  • PADS Layout Script Wizard quick start guide. Example of a parts list printout with load coordinates in Excel format. The wizard generates a new VB script which can be run directly.
  • Bi-directional Excel with Link script to get the coordinates of the PCB decals into Excel and back to Layout, e.g. test point pads with new coordinates. Tip: when returning coordinates from Excel to Layout, leave only the changed lines in the Excel coordinate list. This will speed up the running of the script.


  • DxDBTweaker is a utility that facilitates the maintenance of the Databook database (MsAccess).
  • How to map multiple physical pins to a single logical pin in Designer (Mapping Multiple Physical Pins to a Single Logical Pin) (video 7:28)

Translating allegros to PADS

  • Translating Allegro files to PADS typically requires a script file available from Allegro. Services-On the services page you will find the contact details of the Danish company PCB Design, Henrik Gottlieb performs translations from Allegro to PADS at low cost.

Installation, FlexNet & licensing:


  • Script to convert bitmap to 2d line object, e.g. logos.
  • The ConnectSlavepins script facilitates the situation where one logical pin on the circuit diagram corresponds to several physical pins on the PCB. The attribute of a component is written with the number of the root pin and a list of pins to connect to it that are not shown on the circuit diagram. There may be several such groups. When the script is run, the pins are connected to their root by the signal pin definition, and the information is passed to Layout as normal. You just have to remember to run the script before synchronizing the layout

Importing graphic objects into PADS

  • 2D objects are compatible between Logic and Layout. Layout has rich 2D object editing tools and more extensive import filters. So, for example, it is often easiest to import a logo as follows: open it as a bitmap in a graphics program (such as CorelDraw) and run Trace. It creates a border line between the colours, and can be exported as a DXF file. You should choose an old format (V10 or even older), so that there are no bspline definitions. DXF can be imported into Layout, merged, modified, closed as polygon (join, close), scaled, changed to copper area, plate boundary line, blocking area, etc., and saved in a 2D library, from where it can be imported into Logic.

Web links:

  • you can find 3D models of decals and mechanical parts that can be used in PADS.
  • a comprehensive set of documents on component enclosures including: enclosure dimensions, pad size and paste/mask hole dimensions, various documents related to soldering.
  • you can find a number of ready-made PADS Designer/Layout, PADS Professional and Xpedition components.
  • Siemens Support Center (Mentor)


  • A keepout created from a bet which can be copied to another layer. (video 3:34)


  • Basic router settings. These settings are the most convenient for interactive use of the Router. A good starting point

Use of ODA Central Library in projects

  • Starting a project (video 1:22)
    Retrieving components from the ODA Central Library and drawing the connection (video 3:33)

Implementation of ODA Central Library in PADS Standard Plus (Integrated Flow) and PADS Professional projects:

  • WDIR definition for Designer configuration files (video 1:35)
  • ODA Central Library download and configuration
  • Download links for PADS Standard Plus and PADS Professional ODA libraries (requires Support Center credentials)
  • Installing ODA Central Library on your own machine(video)
  • ODBC configuration(video)
  • Project-template configuration(video)