netconv - Logical Netlist Conversion Utility
The netconv utility program is used for transferring logical (i.e., unpacked) net list data from BAE ASCII format to internal Bartels AutoEngineer format ready for processing with the BAE Packager.
netconv accepts the net list file name
Input File Format
Start Data, End Data, Comments
The net list file format must start with the keyword
The part list section is expected after the
<part> : <llname> ;
The net list section is expected after the parts list and must start with the keyword
ASCII net list (
NETLIST; /* Part list */ PARTS ic1 : 74ls00; ic2 : 74ls00; c1 : c; /* Net list */ CONNECT ic1.a = ic2.y; ic2.a = ic1.y; /vcc/ c1.1; /vss/ c1.2; END.
To convert the logical ASCII net list
> netconv design
The command above causes
netconv to read the ASCII net list
The error messages issued by netconv are intended to be self-explanatory.
netconv converts logical net lists to the Bartels AutoEngineer. In cases where pin/gate swap or part name change is applied in the corresponding layout the physical net list data must be backannotated to the schematics, i.e., special tools might be required for transferring the assignments file information generated by BAE back to the original SCM system.
Input file identifiers for part names, pin names or net names containing special characters