Import procedure has not changed.
A detailed description can be found in the Freepcb-1.359 manual (download).
In the menu, the import button may not be active if the netlist is protected. You can remove protection through the main menu Project -> Nets -> Netlist protected.
Export PADS-PCB netlist
Netlist is exported automatically to the
project folder \ cookies \ filename.net when the file is saved.