ODB++ Open source software?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Cretin, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Cretin

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    Dec 13, 2012
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    Hi all,

    I'm doing a PCB board design and usually use eaglecad, but the PCB manufacturer has requested ODB++.

    Are there any utilities available for trial or freeware that I could use to design the board? Or if not, can I convert eaglecad to ODB++ (quick google search says no, but I'll see if anyone has anything to add in!)
     
  2. MikeML

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    Does ODB++ use a proprietary output format? The PCB manufacturer should accept any standard format. Maybe time to look for a better PCB manufacturer.
     
  3. mcgyvr

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    In general terms...
    ODB++ is new tech
    gerber is old tech

    yet another reason eagle is at the bottom of my list as it still doesn't seem to support odb++ export.. :)

    But any PCB house worth dealing with will still accept "legacy" gerber files/nc drill files..
    I'm sure they all prefer ODB++ though..
     
  4. bertus

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  5. mcgyvr

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    Diptrace is available in a free version and can export odb++..
    It can even import eagle libraries/schematics/pcb layouts.
     
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