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    Posted: 17 Jan 2014 at 5:55am
I have to calculate a D2PAK footprint from ST Electronics.

In the library expert I only see the option to calculate a TO (DPAK).

Is it the best way to use the maximum with for the e1 value since the D2PAK has a kind of a T-shape?
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I bet the component mfr. recommended pattern is not T-Shape, rather it's a full pad used for thermal relief.

You can use the TO (DPAK) component family to create a D2PAK footprint.

You can also select the "Footprint" tab and enter the mfr. recommended pattern (after you enter the component dimensions to calculate the IPC pattern).


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Hi Tom,
 
It is an thermal relief pad and the manufacturur recommended shape is 2mm larget then the lagest size.
I will use the TO (DPAK) to calculate.
 
Thank you for your quick reply.
 
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