The xDX Designer for PADS Plus course will improve your knowledge and skills with Design Definition solutions. Using the XDX Designer tools suite, you will gain proficiency in project management with Dashboard, schematic capture with XDX Designer, part selection using xDX DataBook™, and much more. You will also learn how to prepare your final schematic for interfacing with the Mentor Graphics PADS Layout tool. Detailed lab exercises help reinforce the lectures and provide you with extensive tool usage experience under the guidance of our industry expert instructors.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Use xDX Designer proficiently in the creation of flat and hierarchical schematic designs
  • Place wires and buses in the design to create net connections
  • Use xDX DataBook to search, select, and verify parts used in your design
  • Create symbols for your schematics through a variety of methods
  • Effectively build intelligence into your design using properties
  • Compile, package and export your schematic to PADS for place and route
  • Use the Constraint Editor to create and assign constraints to your design

Target Audience
  • Design and CAD Engineers who will use xDX Designer in the PADS Flow
  • Technical Managers
  • Parts Librarians (To understand how the parts will be used)
  • PCB Design Managers

Basic understanding of electronic engineering and familiarity with Windows or UNIX operating systems