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The ODB++ database was developed by Valor as a way of transmitting a complete set of board manufacturing data and instructions from the designer to the PCB manufacturer. Unlike Gerber data, which is only "artwork" the ODB++ database includes artwork, nets, layer stackup, drill, BOM and even manufacturing checklists.

Most PCB design tools can export ODB++ although what data is embedded into ODB++ varies with each tool.



ODB++ to RS274X

Converts ODB++ to RS274X. Why do this when Valor's tools and most other CAM software can export RS274X from ODB++? Primarily as a mate to our GBR_RIP software which is used by several OEM's as their raster engine. This will enable those OEM's to offer direct support for ODB++

  ODB++ to GDSII

Converts ODB++ to GDSII Stream. Why? Because some of the PCB layouts now being built have such fine linewidths that semiconductor type equipment is used to fabricate the masks and boards. In such cases, the required database to drive these machines is GDSII stream.

 
ODB++ Net/Geometry Extraction

Converts ODB++ an family of net/geometry databases used by EM simulators. Similar to our NETEX-G program but has the advantage that ODB++ contain conductors, stackup, material, nets and component information all in one place.

  ODB++ to Micronic MIC

Reads ODB++ and converts the layout information into Micronic's MIC format. Designed for the next generation of large area Micronic Laser imagers for printed circuit boards and IC packages ...

 
ODB++ to OASIS

Converts ODB++ to OASIS. Why? Because some of the PCB layouts now being built have such fine linewidths that semiconductor type equipment is used to fabricate the masks and boards. In such cases, the required database to drive these machines is GDSII and OASIS.

  ODB++ Rasterizer

Equipment manufacturers of laser writers may wish to investigate Artwork's ODB++ RIP. It allows the equipment to directly read and rasterizer ODB++ data instead of making an intermediate conversion to Gerber.

 
ODB++ to 3D

Converts ODB++ to 3D format (3Di/STEP) A new effort to convert ODB++ files to various 3D formats useful for modeling PCBs. This includes Artwork's 3Di file format as well as STEP.

  SFGEN - ODB++ to GDSII Data Prep for RIP with Correction

ODB++ & GDSII to GDSII translator to aid in the high speed rasterization of very large panels that contain repeating data such as those used to manufacture printed circuit boards, IC packages and LCD displays..




Applications Notes

High Speed Clip Extraction for Inspection

Newly Optimized 64 bit code for high speed extraction of bitmapped clips from a large and complex ODB++ data. Built for an inspection equipment client.

   



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