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    Downlaod odb++ viewer

    Hello,
    Do you know where we can downlaod an free odb++ viewer?

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    https://www.odb-sa.com/why-odb/

    wont let us log in..clicking "login" doenst do anything..............and wont let us register because it says email address is already on the system

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    Re: Downlaod odb++ viewer

    I was led to these two:

    MentorGraphics\Valor\ODB++_Viewer\odbviewer_100
    Valor\VUV\vuv

    I had a better time with the Valor viewer.


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    Re: Downlaod odb++ viewer

    The Mentor viewer is an updated! (broken) version of the Valor viewer, luckily I have the Valor viewer from before Mentor bought Valor out. Cam350 and other Gerber front end programs can also import ODB++


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    Re: Downlaod odb++ viewer

    Thanks, we have now downloaded the Mentor ODB++ viewer.
    However, it doesn’t allow the colors of layers to be changed.....at least i managed to change them, but then they changed themselves again without me doing anything. Do you know whats wrong?



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    Re: Downlaod odb++ viewer

    I think odb++ is awful.
    Is there anyway of converting from odb++ to gerber?...our pcb guy is on holiday.
    GC Prevue is much better than odb++ for viewing gerbers.



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    Re: Downlaod odb++ viewer

    There are other free ODB++ viewers out there. Take a look at ViewMate


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    Re: Downlaod odb++ viewer

    ODB++ is a million timers better than Gerber, once you set your system up you just produce the data and send it out, just because the viewer is limited don't blame the format go out and get better software...
    I have never had any problems with the Valor viewer or ODB++ data and have used it for years (possibly 15 years at least), all the data is there, the drill data, assembly data everything, far superior to Gerber and Excellelon files on their own.
    If your just viewing data what do you want to look at, if your Gerber or ODB++ data is wrong then your processes are crap and need sorting, I use a full CAM350 and do all the manufacturing checks so that my data has been DRCed in the Cad package and DFMed in the Cam package.


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    Re: Downlaod odb++ viewer

    Thanks, in the odb++ viewer we cant even set the color of layers..eg top copper to red.



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