I am trying to create a netlist from a schematic in KiCAD to be opened in PADS. I want to use the plugin that comes with KiCAD to generate this file. My assumption was that KiCAD would somehow apply a format found in “netlist_form_pads-pcb.xsl” to its native netlist file and output a nice PADS netlist. Unfortunately what comes out the other end is a .xml document that is nothing like the expected file. I take it this is the “intermediate netlist” file referenced by the Eschema documentation? The documentation now directs me to apply the netlist form with xsltproc.exe, which as far as I can tell KiCAD already did to generate the intermediate netlist in the first place.
Is KiCAD broken or am I just doing something wrong? The documentation makes it seem straight forward but so far my experience has been anything but.
Thanks for the help.