Altium Designer Documentation


Created: June 11, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017

Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to export the netlist information from the current document in IPC-D-356 format.


This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the File » Export » Netlist command from the main menus.


If you have not already done so, the nets must first be extracted from the data in the current document, before you are able to export the netlist information.

After launching the command, the Write IPC-D-356 dialog will appear. Use this dialog to define where the exported file is to be stored. By default, the data file that is generated will take the name The file can be renamed by clicking within the name field. The associated file extension can also be changed to another if required, by again clicking directly within the name field or, alternatively, right-clicking on the entry and choosing File Extensions from the context menu. The new extension required can be typed into the subsequent Enter Value dialog that appears.

With name, extension, and storage location defined as required, click OK to generate the file.


  1. For the netlist to export successfully, Top and/or Bottom layer types must be defined in the Layers Table dialog (Tables » Layers), as well as Drill Top, or Drill Bottom.
  2. The physical order of the signal and plane layers must also be defined in order to successfully generate the IPC-D-356 netlist file. If a warning dialog appears alerting you to this fact, you will need to define this ordering in the Create/Update Layers Order dialog (Tables » Layers Order).
  3. If saving a file with the same name and in the same location as an existing file, the existing file will be overwritten without warning.


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