I've just noticed that pads
PADS is a CAD PCB editor produced by Mentor Graphics
PADS is a software package from Mentor Graphics used for schematic capture, PCB layout, and circuit simulation.
exist and aren't aliasies of each other.
Since pads is highly ambiguous, but still has only 68 questions to date, I'd like to replace it with mentor-pads on all the question about Mentor PADS, and with pad on all question about a PCB contact in SMT technology (and fix the pad description).
Is that a desirable mode of operation?