PCB Footprint Expert - USER GUIDE

Footprint Expert Naming Convention

The PCB Footprint Expert uses the following footprint naming conventions.
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IPC-7351 Naming Convention
Footprint Expert Naming Convention

"STANDARD" and "NON-STANDARD" components are defined as follows:

Components whose footprints are symmetrical in nature, typically with the same size pads and identical shapes. These are further classified into either the "Surface Mount" or "Through-hole" category.

Components with various size pads that are not necessarily symmetrical, and normally are arbitrarily placed. Here are some samples of "non-standard" components the Footprint Expert can also create or access from our Parts on Demand (POD) database:

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