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With PADS Professional VX1.1 and above, you can connect to PartQuest to import part data. You can import property data into xDX Databook, while CAD data must be imported through xDM Library Tools in EDX format.

Installing PartQuest Professional Utilities

PADS requires a one-time installation of PartQuest Professional utilities before you can begin importing parts. You can download the utilities from the PartQuest site.
After installing the utilities, restart Designer so that it can connect to the PartQuest utility.

Setup PartQuest, Setup Configuration, Import Parts to Library and View Parts without or with Databook


Your system is now set up. You can now download new parts from PartQuest and use Tools > Import PartQuest Parts to sync your property data. To import part CAD data, see Importing CAD Data through xDM Library Tools.

Using existing database configuration with PartQuest database