Lean NPI – the story develops

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

ODB++ version-8 . Evolution not revolution

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

Don’t blame me, I’m only a format!

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