First; thank you; klayout is awesome. I have a question about the "Trace Net" functionality - I'm sorry if it's addressed elsewhere. I understand that the "Trace Net" feature is meant just for visualization, but I would like to use it to extract the labels which are on connected pads in a design with >100 nets, because I haven't been able to find an affordable tool capable of extracting a netlist from a layout. I am able to do this through the "Trace Net" feature by clicking all the nets by hand, exporting the text produced by the net tracer, and then parsing this, but that means I have to click on each net by hand to build the netlist.
Is there any way to automate the selection of pads to be traced, or to run the feature on a group of selected features? If it helps, I know the exact locations of pads on every net I want to trace. I was hoping to be able to script this, but saw in a post in 2014 in this forum that you said the net tracer is not yet accessible through scripts. No problem if there's not a straightforward way to do this. Thanks,