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ODB++2GBR Program Flow

Introduction

The ODB++2GBR translator was designed as an OEM application for equipment manufacturers that wish to support ODB++ for the purposes of imaging or inspection and who already support the Gerber RS274X format.

ODB++ can contain the complete set of information needed to manufacture a board but this converter is concerned only with the actual layout information embedded into the ODB++ database.




ODB++ Structure

The ODB++ database is actually a well defined structure of directories and files. Not all of the directories and files are interesting when extracting layout information. At right is a summary of the ones that are of interest:

 

 

    Hierarchy

        Matrix

        Steps

        Layers

            Features

            Text

        Symbols




Programmer's Corner

The ODB++2GBR converter is also available as a DLL for incorporation into other application software. Below you will find links to pages that describe the contents of the release, the API and sample code.

 

    Release Contents

    The API

    Data Structures

    Error Codes

 

 

        ODB2GBR Command Line

        CheckODB

        Get Steps/Layers

        ODB2GBR



ODB2GBR for Linux

runs through an example of how to use the odb2gbr on Linux as a front end for NETEX-G.




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