PCB Footprint Expert Enterprise & Builder - POD Credits

NOTE: FPX files from POD are constantly updated for compatibility with newest version of the Footprint Expert. It is important you use the latest Footprint Expert or the data you download may be incompatible!!

POD Credits

Footprint Expert Enterprise customers on software maintenance purchased before January 1, 2020 have free access to existing parts in our Parts on Demand database, and may purchase credits to request new parts. Enterprise customers who purchase a license or maintenance after January 1, 2020 can access POD with a subscription only.

Users of the free Footprint Expert Pro and POD Builder editions (view comparison). POD Credits are available at $1 per 1 POD Credit, and may be used to access any existing part (1 or 2 POD Credits), as well as request new parts. These credits will be assigned to the account purchased and/or specified (via POD Builder Key) at time of purchase.

Credits do not expire, are non-transferrable, are non-refundable. Credits may be applied at the rate of $1 per credit for purchase of any Footprint Expert software license.

If you do not have the Enterprise version with a USB or SL Key, please specify your account POD Builder Key. If you do not have a POD Builder Key, get one by following Step 1 on on this page.

Note: New POD Credits may take up to 24 hours to post to your account.

Pricing for Existing Parts
Parts are delivered in FPX format, exportable to any licensed CAD format.
POD Builder
POD Subscription
(download limit based on subscription)
Footprint Expert Enterprise
(with included POD access, purchased before 12/31/2019)

Pricing for New Part Requests
Highlighted price currently accounts for over 95% of current part requests.
Parts are delivered in FPX format, exportable to any licensed CAD format and 3D STEP (standard component families only). New part requests are typically fulfilled within 24 hours, depending on volume, and whether we have all required data (mfr recommended footprint, component dimensions, etc).
Price Credits will be deducted automatically
if all details are accurate. If no valid datasheet link is provided for publicly available parts, there will be a $1 per part surcharge. Be sure to search POD before requesting a part, refund will not be issued if part already exists on POD.
Standard Packages (SMD & PTH)
(click links to see the 50+ component families)
Non-standard Packages
(using manufacturer-recommended patterns)
   - 2 to 4 pins
   - 5 or more pins

(FPX file will not post on POD)
Very Complex
(irregular pad shapes, 3+ hours to build)

    Without an active POD Subscription, new part requests also cost $1 or $2 at time of download.


  • The latest version of the Footprint Expert
  • USB Key ID or POD Builder ID where these credits should be assigned
  • Internet access to search/download parts from POD

Please note, it's important that you only purchase credits you will use while you have the latest released version. If you do not upgrade to the latest Footprint Expert version, you may have compatibility issues with downloaded FPX files from POD. There are no refunds or adjustments for unused credits or parts downloaded that are not compatible with older versions of the Footprint Expert (use the latest release).