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EDA => General PCB/EDA/CAD Discussions => Topic started by: Lukas on March 30, 2020, 11:09:46 pm

Title: ODB++ sample files
Post by: Lukas on March 30, 2020, 11:09:46 pm
Hello Everyone,

I've getting requests to add ODB++ export to Horizon EDA (see https://www.eevblog.com/forum/eda/horizon-eda-version-1-0/new/! (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/eda/horizon-eda-version-1-0!/new/)) mainly for export to SI/PI analysis software that can only read ODB++. Fortunately, the ODB++ specification is publicly available these days: https://www.odb-sa.com/wp-content/uploads/ODB_Format_Description_v7.pdf (https://www.odb-sa.com/wp-content/uploads/ODB_Format_Description_v7.pdf) Not as straight forward as gerber, but appears to be doable. The Valor ODB++ viewer is also available free of charge. The only thing missing are some ODB++ sample files since learning by example works quite well. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any ODB++ board files for download on the internet (e.g. eval boards).

Since quite a few altium users seem to hang out here, could someone export a small project to ODB++ and post the archive? Doesn't need to be complex, but should contain all the usual stuff like packages, tracks, filled areas, etc.

Thanks

Lukas
Title: Re: ODB++ sample files
Post by: tycz on March 31, 2020, 02:31:52 am
You could download either Diptrace or Pulsonix trial versions. They can both output ODB++ format and come with example projects.
Title: Re: ODB++ sample files
Post by: Gribo on April 02, 2020, 07:52:37 pm
You should download version 8 of the specifications from Mentor Graphics.
Title: Re: ODB++ sample files
Post by: Lukas on April 02, 2020, 09:40:15 pm
I found out about the version 8 spec as well shortly after posting.

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You could download either Diptrace or Pulsonix trial versions. They can both output ODB++ format and come with example projects.
Thanks for the suggestion, the pulsonix trial works as intended.