PADS Suites are affordable PCB design solutions tailored to specific types of users, from Electrical Design Engineers looking for rapid product definition, to Layout Designers, to Engineers who want complete product definition within a single solution.

Mentor Graphics PADS Standart Plus VX2.3 $55
Pads Standard VX.2 $55
Pads Standard VX.1.2 $55
Pads 9.5 (2012) $45
Pads 9.1 $45


PADS, Mentor Graphics’ world-leading desktop PCB design tool, enables you to develop PCBs within a highly productive, scalable, and easy-to-use environment.

PADS solutions cover the spectrum of PCB development, from schematic entry to manufacturing preparation. But, unlike other products, we’re not ‘one-size-fits-all.’ With PADS you buy what you need. PADS Suites, available in three configurations, are our newest solutions, tailored to meet the design needs of each individual.

  • Integrated design flows that improve productivity
  • Available in multiple configurations of increasing functionality
  • Supports a variety of design needs, from individuals to small teams
  • Easy to install, learn, and use
  • Affordable
  • Available floating or node-locked
  • Uses industry standards including Windows automation, Visual Basic scripting, and ASCII database