What is this all about?
Pad2Pad makes designing and ordering custom printed circuit boards a breeze! Pad2Pad is a remarkable service that gives you the power to make one or 100,000 PCBs. Pad2Pad provides free design software you download. The software checks your board and computes a price instantly and you can conveniently place your order online.
Is the software easy to learn?
Yes, we designed the software from the ground up to be easy to use both for professional PCB designers and for amateurs. Informative messages and the real-time visualization will guide you along. In case of any questions we are ready to help you.
What if I am a novice in PCB design?
The Pad2Pad intelligent software automatically locates errors in your design at the click of a button. You don't have to be a professional and you don't have to wait hours or even days for a specialist to review your job.
I don't want to learn another CAD program...
If you are familiar with a popular CAD program it's understandable why you might not want to learn another. However the Pad2Pad program is easier to learn than most. It's common for users to draw their first board in less than an hour. Discover this remarkably powerful new way to design and order custom boards - you'll be glad you did!
Can you assemble boards with components?
Yes, we now offer assembly services. And we stock many popular components to make component selection even easier.
Can you help with engineering and design problems?
Occasionally we will give some design oriented feedback after receiving an order but we don't get involved in design engineering normally.
How are your prices?
Prices are low because:
- the software performs many of the functions normally performed by people
- our system is highly optimized
- our processing volume provides economies of scale.
Our savings are passed on to you whether you order one board or thousands. The cost depends on board area, number of holes, layers used, etc. You can get an instant price online and you can try as many design variations as you wish to optimize your price.
What payment methods do you support?
Pad2Pad accepts all major credit cards, checks and money orders.
Does your system provide lead time information?
Yes, the software provides manufacturing time and price at the click of a button. Also you may track status of your orders on the site.
Do you only support Windows?
What type of documentation is provided?
Pad2Pad includes easy-to-read on-line help. Take a look at menu Software | Help.
Will you keep my design confidential?
We respect your privacy and address confidentiality in the license agreement.
Do I have to be online when designing?
No - you can use the software offline to design your boards. You will need to connect to the Internet only to place your orders and to get the latest pricing file.
What are your business hours?
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EST. You can place orders 24/7.
Which third-party file formats are supported for custom manufacturing?
Pad2Pad supports Gerber 274X format. You can place gerber orders online.