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    (ADS) There are no components in ADS after importing my PCB layout from Altium

    Hi,

    I imported my PCB layout from Altium Designer to ADS in ODB++ format as recommended by ADS. The problem is I do not see any of my components in ADS simulation set up. As a result, I cannot change the parameters of the capacitors and etc..

    Nets, substrate and pins are imported but not the components.

    Anyone knows how to solve this?

    Any help is much appreciated.

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    Re: (ADS) There are no components in ADS after importing my PCB layout from Altium

    ODBC++ is not a proper way-especially from Altium- to import into ADS.Use simply Gerber format.. no pain..



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    Re: (ADS) There are no components in ADS after importing my PCB layout from Altium

    Ok, I will try importing with gerber format.



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    Re: (ADS) There are no components in ADS after importing my PCB layout from Altium

    I don't understand why Gerber would be a solution. For sure, there will be no components in Gerber import. Gerber is nothing but polygons. ODB++ has more information that the simple Gerber format.

    But I don't know what to expect for components from ODB++ because ADS would require electrical models - which in my opinion are unknown (not relevant) to Altium. So I'm not surprised that components are missing.



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    Re: (ADS) There are no components in ADS after importing my PCB layout from Altium

    Quote Originally Posted by volker@muehlhaus View Post
    I don't understand why Gerber would be a solution. For sure, there will be no components in Gerber import. Gerber is nothing but polygons. ODB++ has more information that the simple Gerber format.

    But I don't know what to expect for components from ODB++ because ADS would require electrical models - which in my opinion are unknown (not relevant) to Altium. So I'm not surprised that components are missing.
    Yes, I tried to import the gerber files and the components are not there as well. (same problem as ODB++)

    Any suggestion on how the layout can be imported to ADS with proper layer stack up, components, nets and pins?
    I am using ADS for SI/PI simulation.

    Thanks in advance.



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