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  • Exporting Test Points

    I need to export my test points for input into a cam software for location holes for cnc drilling and inserting Coda test pin's for a bed of nails.

    What is the best procedure to export the test point locations for this purpose?

    The test points are on the bottom layer, is there a way i can define the points i want to use and export only those?
    I am fine with every other layer export.

    Thanks

    Simon

  • #2
    Something traditionally used in the industry for this purposer is IPC-D-356 netlist. Before exporting it you have to mark all your test points as such in the pad properties.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mairomaster View Post
      Something traditionally used in the industry for this purposer is IPC-D-356 netlist. Before exporting it you have to mark all your test points as such in the pad properties.

      Thanks i thought I would have to, however i wanted to see if there was another option. Many thanks!!!

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      • #4
        If your testpoints are standard components, you may be able to use filter like this: "Name Like 'TP*' and IsPad". Then in properties panel mark these pads as testpoints:


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        Then, in job file, in Fabrication Outputs -> Test Point Report you can generate something like this:
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