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  • ODB++ format v8.1 specification
  • ODB++ format v8 specification
  • ODB++ format v7 specification
  • ODB++ v8.1 overview

Software Downloads

  • ODB++ Inside for Cadence Allegro
  • ODB++ Viewer

White Papers

  • ODB++: The Most Effective Communications Format For Transferring PCB Design Data To Manufacturing
  • Lean NPI at Optimum Design Associates – Part 1 – “Where are we now?”
  • Lean NPI at Optimum Design Associates – Part 2 – “What is Lean NPI and How to Achieve It?”
  • Lean NPI at Optimum Design Associates – Part 2 – “Before and After”

How-To Videos

  • How to Implement ODB++

Magazine Articles

  • Viasystems Approach to CAD-to-CAM Data Transfer


  • ODB++ value for designers
  • ODB++ value for manufacturers

Press Releases

  • New Version of Open ODB++ Intelligent Product Model for PCB Manufacturing
  • ODB++ Version 8 format announcement
  • ODB++ Solutions Alliance Established to Support Best Practices in Implementing PCB Design-Through-Manufacturing Flow
  • ODB++ Solutions Alliance Reaches 2000 Members