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Re: Netlist Editor? 7 years 4 months ago #16091

  • Jon Chandler
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A netlist is used to communicate between a schematic editor and PCB layout program and perhaps SPICE and other simulators. There are two key features: 1) a schematic symbol is related to a PCB footprint and 2) a list of component pins that are connected together. There may be a plethora of other information, like manufacturer and part numbers, but these two are the essential features. As simple as the netlist is, every program uses a different format.

Have you seen any universal netlist editor? Ideally, it would read netlists in many formats, show and allow editing of the mapping of pins of schematic symbol and PCB footprint and it would show the various nets. It seems to me like this would be a powerful and useful tool but I haven't found anything like it.

Using modern technology, such a tool could add a lot of useful tools and reality checking.
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