I am happy to announce a couple of ODB++ Solutions Alliance milestones! Recent updates to the ODB++ Solutions Alliance website make it much easier to navigate. The layout has been streamlined and the materials on the resources page have been updated.
Furthermore, the free ODB++ Viewer has been updated to version 9.6. Now all ODB++ Viewer users will enjoy the same maximum level of functionality. With this current release, users of the ODB++ Viewer can utilize the following functionality:
- Filter by component
- Measure (between points, features, nets, annular ring)
- Show populated components only
- Highlight two different nets
- Expanded component display options (CAD, CPN/IPN, MPN, VPL, pins)
Also, we’ve removed the need for annual registration for access to the ODB++ Viewer. We originally did that to make sure everyone was current with the ODB++ version, but feedback from the community said they would rather register once and accept the responsibility to visit the ODB++ site frequently to stay current with versions.
For our Cadence Allegro customers, the ODB++ Inside application has been updated to version 9.6 as well. Version 9.6 provides the translation of backdrill information into ODB++ and enables the passing of component spacing requirements from Allegro into Valor NPI. If you haven’t already downloaded it, I recommend you do.
This is your community and it is our responsibility to serve you. I welcome your continued suggestions on how we can make it better for you; leave a comment below with your feedback.