Posted By Dave Elder on 11/15/2006 7:26 PM
Consider going directly to ODB...I think ODB++ Inside is installed by default in 15.x (under File/Export) but I am not certain.
You have to install the executables from a Valor website before it will run. When you go to start it, Allegro will pop a window telling you where to find it.
WARNING: If you use complex thermal flashes that have copper on the inside of the thermal (like a ring thermal), you will have problems defining them. Allegro currently does not
allow creation of a thermal flash shape with a void. You need to use WYSIWYG to get the correct shape of these thermals, since they can't be modeled directly by Valor, but you can't define the WYSIWYG thermal symbols because you can't define a void.
See the attached for a picture from Valor of a gerber import. Isn't it funny that Allegro can generate an RS274X Gerber with a feature, but can't go WYSIWYG on it. And they call it an enhancement instead of a bug.
My predecessor filed an issue on this, PCR 873522, but it is in Backlog at a minor priority and probably will never be implemented. ODB++ is nice, but Allegro does NOT
support it and we can't use it.Originally posted in cdnusers.org by George.H.Patrick@tektronix.com