Try DxDesigner Virtually

Released this week is the DxDesigner 7.9.4 highlights Virtual Lab that walks you through all of the new features in Mentor Graphics’ DxDesigner 7.9.4.  Instead of downloading large installation files, setting up the software on your own computer, getting a license, and then creating a demonstration design, we can now deliver the software preinstalled on a virtual machine in the cloud with demonstration designs ready for your evaluation. The vLab will prepare you for the installation of DxDesigner on your own system and familiarize you with enhancing tools introduced with EE 7.9.4 and the PADS 9.5 releases.

See and explore the capabilities of DxDesigner by using layered graphics, custom font styles, graphical rule checks, links and more in this lab structured to give you a jump start with schematic designs for PCBs.

You can sign up for the DxDesigner Virtual Lab at  We know you are busy, so if you get started and run out of evaluation time, the vLab will remain available for 30 days.

Gary Lameris
Mentor Graphics, Technical Marketing Engineer
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Gary Lameris joined Mentor Graphics in 2008 as a Technical Marketing Engineer for the Mentor Expedition PCB flow.  Prior to Mentor Graphics, he has served on the DxDesigner and PADS Customer Advisory Boards, and is the founder and manager of the DxDesigner Yahoo forum. Throughout his career, Gary has served on the boards of a variety of associations, including; chairing the Associate Membership Committee for the National Conference on Weights and Measures, serving on the weighing subcommittee of the National Type Evaluation Technical Committees (NTETC), and acting as industry advisor to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His experience includes 22 years as a Senior Design Engineer at Hobart Corporation and Program Manager at Simclar Inc., a contract assembler of printed circuit boards. Gary has a BSEE from Michigan Technological University.

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Commented on October 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm
By Try out some PCB tools virtually, nothing to install or license

[…] I've heard about the web site Xuropa where you can register then evaluate EDA tools virtually, now Mentor Graphics has a way for you to virtually try out DxDesigner – a suite of PCB tools. Related articles and forum discussions on cloud-based EDA: Schematic Capture and SPICE […]

Commented on October 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm
By Yanfeng yu

I have saw that Viewdraw get improved much in 7.9.4 and there are much features which designer hope thier front-end have. However there are some feature Viewdraw missed or not get re-fined

1) support to add suffix to physical net names inside hirarchy blocks. Currently, it only support to add suffix to Ref Dess inside hirarchy blocks
2)support to color symbel instances
3)support to do comparision between designs. visEDATA seems have this feature, hope Viewdraw also add this feature
4)support to use command script to manipulate schematics, such as changing color/width of wires and bus, changing visibility of properties, replacing properities

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Commented on November 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm
By DxDesigner Navigator Tips « PCB Schematic Design with DxDesigner

[…] Notice how much more information is available for you to correctly view your design without having to run special reports.  In my enhanced Description fields, value, the type of component, and even the footprint is all readily observed.  And the Description field is just one option, the possibilities for customization are endless!  Experiment for yourself and optimize your environment by customizing your Navigator view in DxDesigner.  If your not running DxDesigner 7.9.4 on your own machine yet, try this out in the Virtual Lab! […]

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