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The most professional PCB layout software in industry?

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most popular pcb layout tool

What is the most professional and popular PCB layout software in industry? PowerPCB? Protel? Cadence?
 

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professional pcb layout software

Cadence I think!
 

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software cr-5000 price

The mainstream industry packages are Pads pcb and Cadstar. They have the power to handle complexity and speed and are in the mid price bracket.
 

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pcb layout software comparison

that question is a bit like asking "what's the best car". with out knowing its intended use, one really can't say.

Many packages can do very sophisticated designs in the hands of a skilled designer. You don't say what kind of boards are going to be made as well as the skill level of the designer(s).
 

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pcb layout for lightning

the reapply depends on how much you are willing to spend.
mentor expedition
cadence SPB
PADS
are the top 3 tools
hock
 

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most professional pcb software

The internationally used and one of the highest end is Zuken CR-5000 www.zuken.com.
They came out with CR-5000 lighting:
Zuken states:
CR-5000 Lightning*, is a fully integrated high-speed design and analysis environment within the CR-5000 tool suite. This powerful PCB design prototyping software allows you to realize your PCB design faster, while maintaining Signal Integrity (SI) & EMC. It also permits you to carry out simulation and routing according to the applications constraints, while being fully integrated within CR-5000, enabling users to share information through one database directly.

The best and one of the most expensive CADs.
We are a platinum rated Zuken CR 5000 PCB Design Service Bureau in Anaheim, California.

Thank you,

Henry Uechi
PWB America, Inc.
www.pwbamerica.com
 

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is pads powerpcb expensive

For high-speed applications,Cadence/Allegro and Mentor/PadsPCB are both powerful.
However,Cadence seems to be most popular in US. ProtelDXP is a little complicated to use and functions ok for digital simulation not analog.
 

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I feel Allegro and Pads are most popular
 

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Not because I'm using ZUKEN CR-5000 but I think its the most professional software in PCB Design.
I already used a lot of software but the quality of design being produced in CR-5000 are more effetive than other software design.
 

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i think its cadence sorry for replying it very lately
 

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Hello

I just wanted to contribute to this shouting contest :)
I've been "raised" with Pads PowerPCB and Logic, and in fact the only alternative I've tried is OrCAD. Those two are fundamentally differently built, but being a bit biased like I am, I would say that PowerPCB may just be a little stronger than OrCAD (although also quite a bit more expensive).
The company I work for specialises in PowerPCB, and I don't think we have had an assignment we couldn't solve for at least the last couple of years. Unfortunately it also has a few minor (and sometimes very annoying) bugs, but you can learn to work around them.
This post is not meant as a comparison or a "my program is better than yours" statement, but just a footnote on a tool with which you can do almost anything. It may not be more powerful, user friendly or cheaper than the competitors but its a good, stable PCB-design platform which I would recommend any day.

I hope you find the right tool for you.

Miles
 

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The Best in
Cadence & Mentor, both are foolproof. of course these are a bit difficult to set, but avoids chance of error.

PADS is a handy software you can add or delete nets on bed. A good one at mid level.
 

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What is the price of this software ( mentor,cadence, PADS ) ?
 

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Depends, you have to contact your local vendor. Sometime you have promotions. Price also depends on the module you want to include.
 

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Approximatively, with no module.
Is just for have an idea.

thx
 

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