Is there a netlist comparison function in DesignCapture ? or expedition PCB ?
If this function does exist, maybe i can export the netlist of each schematics first, then use this tool to compare 2 netlists.
Can somebody help me? Thanks in advance.
We have been using a tool called DocTar by Cadalist Enterprises LLC,
This tool is very flexible and can review multiple netlist formats and evern "unencrypted" hkp files.
The output results are in a clean XLS and HTML layout which we are very satisfied.
We have used this tool for several years and we have saved several thousand $ by preventing
errors in schematic changes, defect detections in the iCDB & potential bad designs.
Application Support Analyst | PCB Services
National Instruments |www.ni.com
What is Doctar?
Doctar is a PCB comparison tool that takes the ASCII or netlist output from 2 design sources and labels the distinct
differences between them in a Excel and/or HTML base output.
This tool can also do comparisons between Gencad (MFG placement files), Netlists and the following formats:
PCAD, Protel, GenCAD, OrCAD,PADS PowerPCB, Allegro, Expedition, BoardStation
What differences can it detect?
Pins: added, deleted or moved to a new x/y location, renamed, renumbered
Components: added, deleted, rotated, renamed or moved to a new x/y location, values and tolerances changed
Etch Lengths: etch length changes sorted from longest to shortest
Test points: added, deleted or moved to a new x/y location, assigned to new net, multiple test points on a net,
single pin nets, test points too close to a deleted probe location
BOMs: new, changed and retired components reported by RefDes, part number and quantity
Netlists: component & connection changes (add, delete, renames, single pin nets
Is there any free version of tool that could compare netlist and BOM files