In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to import an Altium Designer Schematic into PollEx Logic.
PollEx Logic doesn’t read binary *.SchDoc files so the schematic needs to be “Saved As” an “Advanced Schematic ascii” format as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Save as “Advanced Schematic ascii”
PollEx also doesn’t get the netlist information from the schematic document (*. SchDoc), so the netlist needs to be exported from Altium designer in a “Mentor BoardStation” format. Within Altium go to [Design > Netlist for Document > Mentor BoardStation].
Figure 2. Save Netlist with a “Mentor BoardStation” format.
Now we should have the files necessary to import a design into PollEx. Bear in mind that both files (the netlist and schematic) need to be in the same directory as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3. Files required for import
Now inside PollEx Logic choose the path to these files by going to [Import CAD > Altium Designer]
Figure 4. Import schematic onto PollEx Logic.
And you are done!