Just want to notify everyone that there is an updated version of the ODB++ v8 specification document on the resources page – Update 2. The changes are very minor, mainly improvements to clarity. See page-9 of the document for an overview of the changes. Let us know if you see anything that needs clarification!
Today we have published the second part of the Lean NPI implementation story from Optimum Designs. Take a look at http://www.odb-sa.com/resources/, where you will see part-2 in the white-papers section. Thanks to Optimum Designs for continuing to document their approach to re-engineering their NPI processes to take maximum advantage of ODB++ and the associated tools-flow between … Continue reading
Well, the Alliance just passed the 4000 member mark, and I see a lot of healthy traffic in the community with members helping each other to understand the format and the options for its implementation. In the last 6 months we have also seen an acceleration in the “Solutions Development” partners, where there is now … Continue reading
Today the latest version of ODB++ format, version-8, becomes available – you will see it there on the resources page, available for download alongside the v7 specification. Do I hear sighs of relief about the metric units and cheers for the extended range of standard symbols? This new version contains a range of enhancements that … Continue reading
Wow, this RS274X data is distorting my design! Look at all those self-intersecting polygons that are causing my copper planes to distort! Format problem or implementation problem? Well, you say that if all CAD/CAM tools in the flow worked to exactly the same coordinate system, with exactly the same floating point resolution, the problem would … Continue reading