2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 30, 2015 7:40 AM by Rene

    CAM tools versions that support ODB++ version 7 from VX.1


      Since we switched over to the VX.1 release we have an issue with some PCB Manufactures that have difficulties interpreting the ODB++ version 7 data.

      Odd shaped padstacks do not appear under the right angle on the fabricated board.

      Although the ODB++ data is fully inline with the ODB++ version 7 specification the data is different compared to that of the EE7.9.3 release.

      The EE7.9.3 ODB++ data contains in the symbols section a separate shape for every angle of the shape where this is no longer the case for the ODB++  data of VX.1. Here the angle of the symbols is specified in the features section. This is inline with the change made to the ODB++ version 7 specification September 2007.


      Now I would like to know which CAM tools and their version correctly support the latest specification of the ODB++ version 7 format?

      For CAM350 this seems to be version 11.


      Thanks in advance,


        • 1. Re: CAM tools versions that support ODB++ version 7 from VX.1

          The attached snapshot shows the difference for the symbol section of the ODB++ between the two releases.


          This defect seems to be solved in CAM350 version V10.8 according the release note.







          Version 10.8 Build 624 6/7/2013

          Technologies, LLC, Copyright © 2006-2013
          4 of 40

          fixes for CAM350 V10.8

          corrections and enhancements have been made to previously existing
          functionality, further

          upon CAM350’s quality and reliability:

          CAM350 BUILD 624 ****

          > IMPORT


          affected: File Import ODB++

          For certain ODB++ files with rotated custom apertures, the File Import

          command creates pads that are incorrectly offset.

          number: 56225

          • 2. Re: CAM tools versions that support ODB++ version 7 from VX.1

            The CAM tool Genesis 2000 from Frontline supports the VX.1 ODB++ version V7.0 from release 9.2c onwards and higher.

            We received this very useful information from the application engineer Jackie Davidson, thanks!

            The background information we also received is that the base ODB++ format Genesis 2000 is using is V6.0 and when an ODB++ job has a higher version a version conversion is automatically done.