TechValidate Research on PADS

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2,093 Customers Surveyed

16,533 Data Points Collected

91 Published TechFacts

12 Published Charts

35 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


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Case Study: Small Business Telecommunications Equipment Company

Challenges

  • Chose PADS over Altium Designer for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Simple learning curve
    • Proven performance
    • Reputation as a market leader in Desktop PCB design

Results

  • Was productive with PADS in 3-4 weeks.
  • Consistently releases products on time using PADS.
  • Says PADS’ routing involves less clean-up and is easier to use than Altium Designer.
  • Would recommend PADS to a friend.

Testimonials

“I find manually editing existing layouts is easier in PADS than it is in Altium.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Telecommunications Equipment Company

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Would you recommend PADS to a friend?

PADS customers overwhelmingly agree they would recommend PADS to others.

Yes: 86%
No: 14%

Source:

Survey of 737 PADS customers

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Save Time with PADS Physical Design Reuse

Customers were asked how many hours they save per design with PADS Physical Design Reuse.

More than a day: 26%
5-8 hours: 16%
3-4 hours: 30%
1-2 hours: 27%

Source:

Survey of 161 PADS customers

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PADS Provides High Value

“The main benefits of PADS are the simple, easy to use layout of the tool and the value ($ vs. features) of the tool.”

Source:

CAD Manager, Medium Enterprise Electronics Company

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Great Customer Support

PADS has amazing customer support. It’s a good all-around product.”

Source:

Support Engineer, S&P 500 Electronics Company

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Case Study: Bassi Srl

Challenges

  • Looking for a tool with superior technology.

Use Case

  • Expects to use Schematic Capture and PCB Layout in the next year.

Results

  • Chose PADS over Altium Designer.
  • Became productive in PADS in 3-4 weeks.
  • Has consistently released products on time using the PADS flow.
  • States that PADS delivers more complete routing.
  • Would recommend PADS to a friend.

Testimonials

“We send most of our layout work to an external service bureau so I use DxDesigner more frequently than PADS. PADS is very easy to use for placement and routing.”

Source:

Christian Donati, Hardware Engineer, Bassi Srl



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About PADS

PADS®, Mentor Graphics’ desktop PCB design tool, enables development of PCBs within a highly productive, scalable, and easy-to-use environment.