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

tsunami_all

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

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Ok, I will try importing with gerber format.
 

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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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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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