Welcome to the PADS Maker SchematicPADS Maker Layout, and PartQuest documentation home page. Here you will find links to help you get started with your Maker or MakerPro edition of PADS Maker. and

For those upgrading from Designer to PADS Maker or PADS MakerPro, click here. This link will provide you with the following information:

 PADS Maker Specifications by Version 


No.# of Connections


Board SzieNo.# of Layers
PADS MakerPro SchematicMakerProunlimitedN/AN/A
PADS Maker SchematicMaker1500N/AN/A
PADS MakerPro LayoutMakerProunlimited50 sq. inches8 total/6 signal
PADS Maker LayoutMaker150025 sq. inches6 total/4 signal

System Requirements

Operating System

Hardware Requirements

For additional information, please see our PADS Maker FAQ.

Helpful Links

Getting Started

Get Maker | PartQuest | Creating Accounts | Installing | Activating | Rehosting


Maker Community | MakerPro Community | Upgrading from Designer | FAQ | Reference Designs |  Uninstall | Open Source and Third-Party Software

Getting Started

Schematic VideosSchematic Windows | PADS Maker Schematic Shortcut Keys | Symbol Editor Windows

Drawing a Schematic

Creating and Editing Parts/Symbols | Special Pin Setups | Adding Graphics and Text to a Schematic | Create New Footprint Library | Create New Symbol Library | Importing Files into PADS Maker Schematic


Customizing Toolbars | Settings | Schematic Sheet Borders


FAQ | Reference Designs | Error Messages | Properties Glossary

Getting Started

Layout Videos | Tooltips | Layout Windows | Modeless Commands

Layout Process

Creating and Editing a Board Outline | Importing Files into Layout  | Placing Parts | Routing Traces | Copper and Plane Areas | Footprint Selector for Layout | Verify Design | CAM Documents/Reports

Advanced Topics

2D Lines | Creating and Editing Decals | Setting Colors | Setup Design Rules | Setup Layer Definition | Setup Pad Stacks


FAQ | Reference Designs

Flow Maps | Migrating from Designer 1.0/1.1 to PADS Maker

 Schematic Home Page 

 Layout Home Page  

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