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Altium Makes It Easy For PADS Users to Migrate To P-CAD

Altium Announces the Release of a New PADS To P-CAD Translator (December 13, 2001)
Altium Limited, a leading developer of Windows-based electronic design and development software, is pleased to announce today the release of a new PADS to P-CAD design translator. The translator will provide seamless conversion from PADS to the P-CAD PCB design environment.

The seamless conversion of Altium's newly developed translator will enable designers to access all of their PADS(R) designs in P-CAD 2001. This means that PCB designers can now move to the powerful, cost-effective PCB design platform without the loss of any intellectual property. Another benefit of the PADS to P-CAD design translator is the greater flexibility that it provides P-CAD designers in their working relationships with other members of the electronic design community.

This new translator is being released in conjunction with P-CAD 2001's Service Pack 3 (SP3), which is available to all P-CAD Altium Total Support members. SP3 is not just a "bug fix"; it introduces a number of key new updates for the P-CAD 2001 PCB and schematic and includes new program features such as Advanced Style Management and User-Defined Points.

Advanced Style Management enables the user to replace any existing pad, via, or text styles with any available style in the design including default or user-defined style, allowing a global style change on these design objects without replacing the property of the style itself. With User-Defined Points, the user is able to define sizes for DRC errors, Glue Dots, Pick and Place, Reference Points, and Test Points in PCB.

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