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    Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 1:14am
Version 2017.20 was just released!!

  • Calculator:
    • Fixed an issue when Pin 1 Pad Shape was different than the other pad shapes, the Terminal Lead Outline was suppressed in the output
    • SOFL – Fixed a problem with the generation of the 3D Model for SOFL that was causing the leads to calculate improperly
    • Fixed an issue when selecting Shapes and leaving them Selected and opening another part, the highlight of the selection appears in the new part
    • Fixed an issue with BGA & LGA for single pin parts throwing an erroneous error message and not producing the pad
    • Fixed an issue with the SOTFL Transistor component family, the thumbnail image with the packages dimensions was suppressed
  • Polarity Marking:
    • Fixed an issue when changing a Round Polarity Marker to Triangle the Rotation button wasn’t turning on
  • Preferences:
    • Fixed and issue in the LGA and CGA component Families, when entering a new Terminal Lead Size, the program threw and Handled Exception Error
    • Fixed and issue for setting the SON & QFN Thermal Pad Paste Mask to 100%, Library Expert was still using a “Pattern” pad, rather than a solid pad
  • General:
    • Fixed an issue where pad stacks with offsets would not be generated properly in pins that were rotated. The rotation of the pin will now be properly taken into account when generating the offset.
  • FP Designer:
    • Fixed an issue with Non-plated through-hole pad stacks that require a copper annular ring with a ID larger than the hole size
  • CAD Tool Interfaces:
    • Fixed an issue when the Footprint Name had an illegal character, Library Expert crashed. Now it throws a warning message.
  • Allegro/OrCAD PCB:
    • Cleaned up the plating code for 17.2 pad stacks and fixed a problem where plated mounting holes were being set to non-plated
    • Fixed an issue with the last update that caused Allegro to stop making regular .pad Pad Stacks for rounded rectangle pad shape
    • Four additional scripting commands were added just as pin generation goes to start. These commands are settings which are used to put the scripting engine into a known expected state for FPX, most of which should already be the default, but these are added in case the user has changed the defaults. In order, these are:
      • Set the coordinate system to Rectangular
      • Increment pin numbers in the horizontal direction by 1
      • Increment pin numbers in the vertical direction by 1
      • Set the initial pin rotation to 0
  • EAGLE:
    • Fixed an issue with thermal tabs with a chamfer, where custom stop was not being generated
  • KiCad:
    • Fixed a problem where if you regenerated fresh preferences, it would use 3D_TOP, rather than THREED_TOP and cause an exception to be thrown
    • Fixed an issue for Terminal Outlines coming out as stacked on multiple occurrences
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