LP Wizard and PCB Library Expert Comparison

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Features

LP Wizard

Library Expert
Component package data (parts may cost extra)
11,000
1 million*
Capability (estimated components covered)**
50%
90%
IPC Compliance
IPC-7351B - 2010
IPC-7351B & C - 2017
Typical time for updates
6 months
every 1-2 weeks
Integration w/ component database
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v2014
3D Model generation alongside footprint (standard components)***
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Non-standard component packages
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Pad stack Stack Designer for cutomized padstacks
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Place pads on any grid
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Support for ALL major CAD tools***
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Distributed by IPC - confirm at IPC.org
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Define Default Preferences
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Imperial Unit friendly
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No maintenance, buy perpetual licenses as you need them
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Visible Silkscreen Outlines (not hidden under component body)
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Rename pins to any alpha-numeric name
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Pin in paste for through-hole
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Footprint rotation
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Mirror component to see bottom view
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Extended Footprint Names to eliminate Duplication
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Undo/Redo for non-standard footprint construction
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Find duplicate parts
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View Library Manager and Calculator simultaneously
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3-Tier Silkscreen Outline Widths
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3-Tier Local Fiducials
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3-Tier Ref Des Sizes
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Silkscreen placed outside the Body
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Automated rounded rectangle pad shape
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Relocate Footprint Origin on every component family
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Set Solder Joint Rules based on package lead type
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Via & Trace Width Calculator
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Print
Build footprints based on component data (spec sheet)
IPC-7351B compliant (2010)
Check datasheet link
Batch Build (Multi-part)
Worldwide distributors
*The Library Expert complies with proposed requirements of upcoming IPC-7351C, as well as previous revisions. We are actively involved in the standards development to ensure our software is compliant even before the standard is published.

* Library Expert Professional users with currently released version have free access (25 parts/day) to the POD database. For others, POD parts cost $1 or $2 each, depending on complexity. Most new part requests are $5 for Pro customers and $7 otherwise. Prices subject to change without notice.

** This estimation is based on each software’s ability to create standard footprints for symmetrical components (same size pads and shapes), as well as non-standard components (different size pads and no symmetry). It is estimated that about 50% of components in the electronics industry fall into either category of standard or non-standard.

*** All Library Expert Professional outputs (CAD formats and 3D STEP) are licensed separately.