For what feels like 100 years I've been creating drawings, temporary views, dxf exports, etc. using the artwork control form. I've always exported gerbers manually and never had any issues. We want to transition to ODB++ (I know, late to the party). Anyway, I don't want my drawings or other junk included in the ODB++ export so they can't be in the control form as a film. I am aware of color views, but I don't like the idea of dragging around a bunch of text files with my .brd. There has to be a better way. If not Cadence needs to fix it.
I have a good number of 'additional reference layers/views' in my artwork control form, and don't have problems with ODB++. I've been using ODB++ for 6-8 years now, and no questions. The only one that gets confused is the engineer that mistakenly turns on all layers, and asks me to delete what's not necessary. I shoo them away. :) Good day.