Effective Saturday, March 14, OSU will move to a higher level of response that continues the essential operations of the university, but seeks to reduce the frequency of interactions among students, faculty, staff and visitors throughout all university campuses, centers, facilities and operations. Our focus is on continued university operations and social distancing.
Mentor Graphics' PADS is a CAD tool for designing PCB layouts and schematics.
Windows Desktop Computers (Windows 7 or later).
PADS is available to all engineering students and faculty, but cannot be used offline or on a non-OSU network (unless you're connected via the VPN).
The college has arranged for a site-license for PADS through Mentor Graphics that will allow you to use the software free of charge while connected to any campus wired or wireless network or using the campus VPN.
Follow the below instructions to download, install, and configure the software.