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.
Download: IPC-2581B - Generic Requirements
This page is for information only about the proprietary 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 IPC-2581-, ODB++, Gerber-, KiCad-, Target-, Eagle- and Sprint layout data free of charge! Instead of the proprietary IPC-2581 format we recommend ODB ++ data!