The ODB_RIP rasterizer library was designed as an OEM application for equipment manufacturers that wish to support ODB++ for the purposes of imaging or inspection.
The ODB++ database can contain the complete set of information needed to manufacture a board but this converter is concerned only with the actual layer information and plotting controls embedded into the ODB++ database.
The library enables the client to view the steps and the layers in the file that can be selected for rasterizing.
ODB++ Plot Controls
The ODB++ file can contain many specific plotter controls which can be read and applied to the output.
A new optional module, multi-window, optimizes the speed with which a large number of small windows can be rasterized ...
The ODB_RIP converter is supplied as a DLL for incorporation into other application software. If you are going to integrate the library with your code the following resources will be helpful. Artwork provides a sample program for using the library in both binary and source code format (see the src section in the release.)