Netex Output Formats
NETEX can produce different output formats depending on your target use. Output format is controlled by the command line argument -outputformat:
GDSII is the default output from NETEX. Each net is grouped into its own structure or cell. All of the conductors for that net are in the cell named for the net.
OEA's NETAN format is an ascii format and is organized by net. Geometries are fractured into rectangles or trapezoids depending on the options used when requesting the OEA output. This format is used primarily by OEA's NETAN field solver.
Ansoft's ANF (Ansoft Neutral File) can be read directly by some Ansoft products and must be loaded into Ansoft Links to produce files for other of Ansoft's products. It is an ASCII format and supports geometries, named nets, vias and layer stackup.
Optimal's XFL format is read directly by Optimal's O-model field solver and PowerGrid tools. This is an ascii format and supports net names, geometries, vias and such.