Design Tools

PADS Maker | PADS MakerPro

Design printed circuit boards from start to finish quickly and easily with PADS® Maker and PADS® MakerPro.

  • Professional, industry-proven PCB design tools from Mentor, now a Siemens® business
  • FREE and low-cost perpetual licenses
  • No subscription pricing
  • Direct access to Digi-Key’s 6 Million components
  • FREE access to PADS AMS Cloud for analog/mixed-signal simulation
  • Access to over 950K+ components, free with PartQuest

Already have a PADS Maker license number? Click here to download the latest version of the software. (Last updated 5/1/2017)
PADS Maker Edition

PADS Maker Edition

Unlock your creativity with FREE PADS Maker.

Pads Maker
  • For Makers and Students
  • Free desktop tools for PCB design
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use
  • Includes schematic and layout
  • Based on industry-proven PADS technology for first-pass design success
  • Upward compatibility with PADS Standard and PADS Standard Plus.
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PADS MakerPro Edition

Build larger designs with PADS MakerPro.

Pads Maker
  • Low-cost perpetual licensing
  • Adds unlimited connections, two more signal layers, and a larger routing area to PADS Maker
  • The same tools used by brand-name companies
  • Online customer support
  • Upward compatibility with PADS Standard and PADS Standard Plus.
Part Number Description  
MAKER-PRO-BNDL PADS® MakerPro Edition MAKER-PRO-BNDL-ND Product Page

PartQuest

FREE access to PartQuest™, a component portal with direct access to Digi-Key’s full product catalog. Tightly integrated with PADS Maker and PADS MakerPro.

Pads Maker
  • Quickly search, select, and place components
  • Download free footprints and symbols with full component data
  • Enables easy creation of project libraries
  • Online customer support
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PADS AMS Cloud

FREE cloud-based analog, mixed-signal circuit simulation is included with PADS Maker and PADS MakerPro.

Pads Maker
  • Simulate complex mixed-signal devices beyond the capabilities of SPICE
  • Wizard for new-part VHDL-AMS model creation
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