ODB++ is a proprietary format for exchanging data between CAD and CAM in the development and manufacture of electronic devices. By ODB++, PCB design information can be transmitted between construction and manufacturing departments and between design tools from different CAD and CAM vendors.
The ODB + + format was originally developed by Valor Computerized Systems Ltd. and was then acquired by Mentor Graphics, in 2010, as a job description format for their CAM system. The ODB + + format has become the de facto standard in todays PCB production.
- All design data for manufacturing, assembly and testing in a single file
- Supports integrated DFM at all levels
- Minimizes supply chain risks related to errors in data transmission
- Reduced communication-caused delays between design and manufacturing
- Enables the highest possible degree of automation at all stages of the PCB production
- ODB++ is supported by all major suppliers of CAD, CAM and DFM tools
- De facto standard of PCB manufacturers
See also: Data formats - ODB++