The standard IPC-2581 for CAM data transfer arises from the ODB ++ format (originally developed by the company Valor) and IPC 2511B (GenCAM) and is based on XML structures. IPC-2581 is supported by a consortium of manufacturers and suppliers in the electronics industry, but is not yet accepted by many developers and manufacturers.
The manufacturer-independent data format provides (as well as ODB ++) a cross-company and cross-process CAD Flow: From PCB design to manufacturing, including details for tooling, manufacturing, assembly and inspection with only a single data format. It shall replace the currently most common Extended Gerber format.
This page is for information only about the data format IPC 2581. Like most PCB manufacturers worldwide, Multi-CB makes use of the ODB ++ format, which is a de facto standard in the printed circuit board manufacture.
We naturally import your ODB++, Gerber-, KiCad-, Target-, Eagle-, Altium-, IPC-2581-, DPF- and Sprint layout data free of charge! Instead of the uncommon IPC-2581 format we recommend ODB ++ data!