Hello, I have a BRD file that contains a large amount of testpoints. I have supplied the test house a board file and they extracted test points of their choosing. Now my fixture might differ from their selected testpoints. Does anyone know of a way to automatically read an ascii testpoint file and compare it to the Allegro testprep fixture one I have. I really need to lock down my fixture to match the test houses fixture for future ECNs. Any help would be appreciated.
> Is probe_top a way to get the components> on the top of the PCB?Nope. PROBE_[TOP/BOTTOM] are used for test points most commonly used for bed-of-nails testing. In the footprint, one would use NO_PROBE_TOP to define a shape to keep those test points a certain distance away from the footprint. The shape flips to the _BOTTOM when the footprint is on the secondary side and the PROBE_BOTTOM subclass is defined. I cannot remember if this is done by default.After saving a good copy of the BRD file, check out the menus under 'Route' > 'Testprep'. When test-points are generated in Allegro it puts symbols on these layers to generate a location file for each nail.There are a lot more things to consider but I will stop here since this has nothing to do with what you are currently trying to accomplish.Cheers,Drew