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This command is used to import an IPC-D-356 formatted netlist into the current document.
This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the File » Import » Netlist command from the main menus.
After launching the command, the File Import - Netlist dialog will appear. Use the dialog to locate and open the required netlist file. After clicking OK, the file will be imported and the relevant netlist layers (*.ipc) will be added to the layers list in the CAMtastic panel.
- Protel formatted netlists are not supported. The imported netlist must be in the standard IPC-D-356 format.
- If the IPC netlist has been imported correctly, you will see two layers added to the layers list in the CAMtastic panel: <fabrication_testpoint_report_for_DesignName>.ipc_t and <fabrication_testpoint_report_for_DesignName>.ipc_b, reflecting netlist information for the top and bottom signal layers. (A third layer, <fabrication_testpoint_report_for_DesignName>.ipc_in, will appear if you have internal signal layers in your PCB design. Unless you have blind and/or buried vias involving these layers, this third layer will be empty and can be left, or deleted, from the layers list).
- If using Altium NEXUS's PCB Editor, the IPC netlist is created by generating a testpoint report and selecting IPC-D-356A as the output format. The individual options available for this format should be left disabled.