[PCB_FORUM] Re: ODB++ test files ...

  • From: Steve DiBartolomeo <steve@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: icu-pcb-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 12:09:45 -0800

On Wed Nov  1 11:43:41 2006, george.h.patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:


Will this mean there will be an ODB++ to Allegro database converter in
the works?

not likely but not impossible. It is extremely difficult to bring a complete database into Allegro since the Allegro DB is very strict. ODB++ need not necessarily contain all the info one needs to create a basic Allegro database. As a mininum to get into Allegro you need:

Allegro                     Present in ODB++

netlist                     (optional part of ODB++)
component defn              (again, optional)
component placement         (optional)
pins                        (optional)
layers                      (normally included)
vias                        (optional)
conductors                  (included)

We're going to focus on the physical conductor part of ODB++ which includes the layers of your circuit and the ability to mix multiple circuits into stepped patterns. It is mostly of interest to the PCB manufacturers and less to designers.

Steve DiBartolomeo     Artwork Conversion Software, Inc.
Applications Manager   417 Ingalls St.
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