Convert Gerber and Drill to an Intelligent ODB++ file in 5 Steps.
More and more PCB Fabricators are requiring ODB++ data (instead of Gerber and Drill files). Using ODB++ data helps them streamline the fabrication process for bare-board manufacturing. However Gerber data does not contain much information besides X,Y Coordinates, and Aperture shapes. In this tutorial I'll demonstrate how to convert any Gerber to intelligent ODB++, plus generate border, accurate nets, component data, and more. STEP 1: Import your Gerber and Drill files. Note: ODB++ requires each file is assigned a layer type. If any