Published - May 2007

IPC-2581 with Amendment 1

Generic Requirements for Printed Board Assembly Products Manufacturing Description Data and Transfer Methodology

This standard specifies the XML schema that represents the intelligent data file format used to describe printed board and printed board assembly products with details sufficient for tooling, manufacturing, assembly, and inspection requirements. This format may be used for transmitting information between a printed board designer and a manufacturing or assembly facility. The data is most useful when the manufacturing cycle includes computer-aided processes and numerical control machines. The format is a convergence of the Valor Computerized Systems ODB++ and IPC-2511B GenCAM® format structure in XML schema. Amendment 1 of IPC-2581 includes examples of panelization and additional coding in xml. Supersedes the original IPC-2581.

Download IPC-2581 (PDF file)

The following schema is part of the standard:

Download 2581 Schema.xsd

Freeware application for viewing IPC-2581 data files:

IPC-2581 viewer


IPC-2581 original release - Published in March 2004

Download IPC-2581 (1.0 version)

2581 schema (1.0 version)


New PIN approved

IPC-2581 Amendment 2

Download PIN (PDF file)

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