PCB data types

PCB CAM data types

Multi-CB produces your PCBs directly from your data. Simply send us your Eagle, Target or Sprint Layout data. The data import and export is done several times a day by our professional CAM engineers, and always performed to the complete satisfaction of our customers.

But since there are unfortunately no DIN standards for PCB data, requests can occasionally occur when importing your data, delaying your PCB production.

You can avoid this if you export your data by yourself. The most common case is the Extended Gerber format (including drilling data, e.g. Excellon or Sieb & Meier); some newer programs already know the very good ODB ++ format or IPC-2581 respectively.

If you follow these guidelines and tips for common PCB layout programs and data export, you can produce and/or export clean data and thus avoid requests.

Please note: We produce directly from your data and import your ODB++, Eagle-, Target-, Sprint Layout-, IPC-2581 and Gerber files free-of-charge.


PCB layout software EAGLE Logo.

The PCB layout program EAGLE is developed by Cadsoft (CadSoft Computer GmbH and CadSoft Inc.). Here you will find the matching EAGLE manuals.

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Target 3001

PCB layout software Target 3001 logo.

The PCB layout program Target 3001 is developed by the engineering bureau of Harald FRIEDRICH. Instead of a manual, a continuously updated Target 3001 Wiki is offered.

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Sprint Layout

PCB Software Sprint Layout Logo.

The PCB layout program Sprint Layout is developed by ABACOM. They also offer a Sprint Layout Forum in German, where English questions are also answered.

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Gerber Data

Gerber Data Logo

Gerber Data is the "Swiss army knife of PCB production". Each CAM program worldwide can export Gerber data. And every PCB fabricator can use it (Gerber Data on Wikipedia).

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The ODB++ format (offered by Mentor) is today the de facto standard in PCB production. ODB ++ is, compared to the Gerber format, a fairly new data format that helps preventing many errors and data misinterpretation especially in printed circuit board manufacturing.

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PCB IPC-2581 data logo

The data format IPC-2581 has emerged from the XML-branch of ODB++. Recently this format, which is able to transport cross-process manufacturing information just like ODB++, is paid more attention to.

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