DownStream Techonolgies - Solutions for Post Processing PCB Designs

Connectivity

DownStream products are flexible, open systems offering a wide variety of import and export capabilities, including IPC-2581, ODB++, Gerber, IPC D-356, and many more. DownStream also offers the ability to import and export specific CAD databases. 

Our experienced sales team will work with you to help you determine the interfaces and product configurations to best fit your needs.


DirectCAD Interface

Directly import your CAD database for flawless integration.  Working with all the intelligent data contained within your CAD files allows you to maintain the integrity of your design database while avoiding translation issues. This format takes the place of individual Gerber, drill, and aperture files. Through the integration of intelligent data, we have expanded the number of intrinsic aperture shapes supported.  With this, there is little to no need for “Custom” apertures.


IPC-2581

For an open neutral global standard for efficient PCB design data transfer.

 

ODB++ Interface

The defacto standard for intelligent data exchange in EDA. ODB++ is an intelligent format that captures all the CAD/EDA, assembly and PCB fabrication knowledge in one single database. This format takes the place of individual Gerber, drill, and aperture files, and adds additional information such as components and nets.

All major CAD tools, can export this format, allowing you to bring intelligent data to the CAM system. Common issues with aperture files, drill tools, and other problematic data formats are avoided. You have the capability of exporting ODB++ as well, for a more accurate and intelligent method of exchanging data. 


DXF Interface

The DXF Interface offers Bi-directional DXF support for DownStream products.  It handles filled solids, true text, blocks, nested blocks, and builds aperture table automatically, and more.


CAMTEK AOI Interface

This feature allows CAM350 to export to Camtek AOI equipment.   It will generate files for download to AOI machines, mask out unwanted areas, and Choose Alignment pins.

Available Import and Export Formats:

Import Formats:
Gerber Formats
Barco DPF
Fire 9000
Gerber 274D
Gerber 274X
Drawing Formats
DXF
HPGL
HPGL/2
Legacy Formats
ECAM DSN
IPC-D-350
Netlist
IPC-D-356
IPC-D-356a
CAD Databases
Accel EDA
Allegro (ODB++)
BoardStation
GenCAD
P-CAD 2004
PowerPCB
TangoPRO
Visula CADIF
And...
ODB++
IPC-2581

Export Formats:
Gerber Formats
Barco DPF
Fire 9000
Gerber 274D
Gerber 274X
Drawing Formats
DXF
Legacy Formats
ECAM DSN
IPC-D-350
Netlist
IPC-D-356
IPC-D-356a
Drill/Mill
Excellon 2
sieb & meyer 1000
sieb & meyer 3000
CAD Databases
Accel EDA
GenCAD
PowerPCB
TangoPRO
Visula CADIF
And...
ODB++
IPC-2581