Introduction

Altium has many settings to control generating a test point report file. You can find additional details on their blog, but below is our preferred method and report format.

Test Point Settings

All test points and pads that will be used as test points need to have the assembly test point setting selected. To set this setting within your Altium PCB design, first, select a test point and view the ​Properties ​panel.

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Scroll to the bottom of the ​Properties ​panel to the ​Test point​ section. Select ​Top​ and/or ​Bottom​ depending on if the test point is on the top layer, the bottom layer, or is a through-hole (available on both top and bottom layers).

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Set On All Test Points

Right-click on a test point and select “​Find Similar Objects.” Set the ​Hole Size​ parameter to ​Same​ (if through-hole test point).

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Set the ​X Size and ​Y Size​ parameters to ​Same.

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Make sure that ​open properties​ are selected at the bottom of the window and click OK.

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Set the ​Assembly​ test point settings in the ​Testpoint​ section of the ​Properties panel

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Exporting the Test Point Report

To export a Test point Report:

  1. Open the PCB design file
  2. Select ​File > Assembly Outputs > Test point Report
  3. For FixturFab, use the following settings
    1. Report Formats
      1. CSV
    2. Test Point Layers
      1. Top layer
      2. Bottom Layer
    3. Units
      1. Metric
    4. Coordinate Positions
      1. Reference to the relative origin

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The generated test point report will then be saved within the ​Project Outputs​ directory within the PCB Projects parent folder. The CSV file will contain "Net", "Name", "X Coord", "Y Coord", "Side", "Hole Size", "Type" columns which we use to automatically generate the CAD probe plate model in our fixtures.

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