I have a questions regarding the useage of the IPC-D-356 format.
What is most comoonly used today & why:
Expedition PCB has had the capbility to generate IPC-D-356 for several years, then when FabLink XE was launched we skipped A and went straight to providing the B version.
I am well aware of the differences and aditional capabilities that A provided over standard 356 and B over A etc.but would like to have a better understanding with regard to who's using what, where and why.
For example what post PCB layout tools are consumers of the different flavors of the 356 format?
From what I can ascertain, there are very few tools out there today that can actually consume the B version. Right or wrong?