i have created a new board in PCB Editor (v 16.3) and cannot see how to load in my netlist (please note i have never done any PCB layout before), can somone please tell me how to do this? My netlist is a .tel file if that helps.
Just make sure you have DxDesigner configured to output an Allegro style netlist format (known as a TELESIS format). I have never created a netlist from DxDesigner to Allegro but a quick google search indicates it's possible :)
Once you have it then the previous poster's reply works. You will need to have the symbols prepared for Allegro as well. There is a document from Cadence that covers how to import a netlist that's in the Allegro docs.