It solves a well-known problem. ODB++ provides an intelligent, single data-structure for transferring PCB designs into fabrication, assembly and test. All the time and resources wasted in generating complex collections of files of multiple formats and then re-integrating that data at entry to manufacturing is saved by implementing an intelligent ODB++ design-through-manufacturing flow. As well as saving time and money, risks to quality are reduced across the supply chain. More information »
Available to all, yesterday, today, tomorrow. ODB++ interfaces are generally free of charge, updated from time to time by the CAD/CAM vendor. The format specification is available to end-users and partners via the ODB++ Solutions Alliance. How to join »
Global adoption for more than 15 years. ODB++ was first introduced in 1995, since when it has been implemented by PCB design and manufacturing organizations both large and small, globally. Every year thousands of PCB designs are processed by thousands of design and manufacturing engineers in ODB++ format – what better proof of ODB++’s fitness for practical industrial application?
Supported by the leading CAD/CAM software vendors. Ever since introduction, ODB++ has been supported by an active community of CAD and CAM tool vendors, via an open, inclusive partnering program. Since Valor, the original organization behind ODB++, became part of Mentor Graphics, ODB++ partnering is now supported by an even stronger organization that is equally dedicated to maximizing the continuing support for ODB++ by as many partners as possible.
Evolving according to the market needs. ODB++ was first introduced into the PCB fabrication industry in 1995. Since then it has been enhanced to cover the needs of the PCB assembly industry, with many additional refinements being added along the way. Currently at revision 7 of the format definition, further enhancements are in the planning stage based on the communicated needs of thousands of users.