You can import schematics and symbols from PADS or a third party tool by using the Symbol and Schematic Translator (File > Import, then select the relevant software). Files can be imported from the following software versions:
- Altium Protel 99, DXP, 2004, 2006, AD6
- P-CAD 200x
- CADStar V5–V9
- OrCAD 7.2–16.2
- Eagle 6.5
- PADS 9.x, DxDesigner Schematics
If you have a file from a newer version of these tools, you may be able to save them in the tool as one of the listed prior versions.