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ODB++ vs Gerber file

ODB++ vs Gerber file - Dec 01, 2002 by Yngwie  

ODB++ vs Gerber file - Dec 02, 2002 by davef  

ODB++ vs Gerber file - Dec 02, 2002 by Yngwie  

ODB++ vs Gerber file - Dec 02, 2002 by davef  

Yngwie

#22549

ODB++ vs Gerber file | 1 December, 2002

What is the different between ODB++ compared to gerber files. Can PCB manufacturer use ODB++ to fabricate PCB. Why it is always hv to use gerber file, when ODB++ is more accurate file ?

Pls help. Thank you.

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#22565

ODB++ vs Gerber file | 2 December, 2002

ODB++ is a manufacturing database much like Gerber that includes: aperture lists, netlists, test files, etc. This "database" is read into Valor Enterprise (CAM) as a "true" representation of your layout database. Valor can supply the scripts that will generate an ODB++ format database for you. The ODB++ format is NOT proprietary, so other tools can generate ODB++ also!

If your fabricator requests a format other than ODB++ [or insists on Gerber], you should find another supplier.

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Yngwie

#22567

ODB++ vs Gerber file | 2 December, 2002

Thanx Dave,

Am I right to say that the Gerber files are the graphic files, wherelse ODB++ is a CAD file, right ?

cheers..

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#22570

ODB++ vs Gerber file | 2 December, 2002

Gerber[R] Data (File). Used in directing a photoplotter during printed circuit board and stencil artwork fabrication. Gerber Scientific Instrument Company used to be the dominant producer of the photoplotters used for "shooting" film, back when mechanical vector type plotting was the only way to get accurate film masters. Their proprietary format for these files became an industry standard.

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