1.10 Generating the Net List

The net list is a list of logical connections between component pins and other components. It is used by the PCB editing software to indicate connections between pins on footprints.

  • After you've completed your schematic in Eeschema, and are ready to edit the schematic, click the "Generate netlist" button
Generate netlist button
Generate netlist button

  • Typically you can keep the default settings if you're using Pcbnew. But note there are options to export a netlist in formats usable by other software.
  • The default (project) name is typically okay, however if you are making a new version, it may be wise to create a new net list name.