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Comparing ODB++ Files -

Question asked by chris.smith on Jan 7, 2016
Latest reply on May 16, 2017 by max_clark

Does anyone know of a tool or method to be able to compare 2 different ODB++ files against each other?


We have been using gerbers since the dark ages and the PCB Design team is finally moving towards ODB++ as the deliverable but, there are request to:

  • Minimally be able to compare Rev A ODB++ vs Rev B via a graphical overlay
  • Best scenario would be intelligently compare (functions to show differences)


We are aware of the inside compare , available smart utilities in Expedition and we currently have Gerbtool and Valor also.


Its preferred by Engineering to not have to use a full seat of Valor or Expedition to do this final review.


Thanks and direct emails are welcome.


Chris Smith
Application Support Analyst | PCB Services
National Instruments |