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PADS Layout :: How to extract an IPC-356 netlist from PADS

Posted by Circuit Negma on September 21, 2009

Created By: Hussein Nosair


PADS 9.0 and newer:
Beginning with PADS 9.0 there is native IPC netlist extract capability.  Go to File > Export and change the "Files of Type" from ASCII Files (*.asc) to IPC 356 Files (*.ipc).  After clicking save you will be able to choose between IPC-D-356 or IPC-D-356A netlist output.
PADS2007.4 and older:

The older versions of PADS do not have native IPC netlist extraction.  However, you can download a VB script that has been written by a 3rd party vendor at (note, the VB script has not been tested by Mentor Graphics and we assume no responsibility for it’s accuracy).

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