Altium NEXUS Documentation

IPC-2581 Configuration

Modified by Susan Riege on May 18, 2019

IPC-2581Configuration dialog
The IPC-2581 Configuration dialog

Summary

The IPC-2581 Configuration dialog is used to configure IPC-2581 exports. Related to the existing ODB++ format, IPC-2581 is an open-source standard developed by the Institute for Printed Circuits IPC-2581 Consortium in 2004, but since refined to the most recent Revision A and B releases (IPC-2581A/B).

For a high-level look at this fabrication format, see IPC-2581 Support.

Access

The dialog is accessed by:

  • In the PCB editor, clicking File » Fabrication Outputs » IPC-2581.
  • In an OutputJob file, add an IPC-2581 job by clicking the [Add New Fabrication Output] job group under the Fabrication Outputs region, then select IPC-2581 » [PCB Document] or other desired document listed.

Options/Controls

  • IPC2581 version - use the drop-down to select the correct version of IPC-2581.
  • Measurement System - use the drop-down to select either Metric or Imperial units.
  • Floating Point Precision - type in the desired number or use the arrow keys to select the desired floating point.
  • Merge Net-Tie Nets - when enabled, if a design contains nets connected by Net-Tie components, these nets will report as distinguished single nets in the netlist.

 

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