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    Posted: 03 Sep 2018 at 2:03am
In BGA: The Courtyard Place Round-off default setting is 0,10 mm

In QFP: The Courtyard Place Round-off default setting is 0,01 mm

Are these settings similar or no? 

If no, why will rounded Courtyard Size in BGA, and Courtyard Place in QFP?

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The Courtyard Excess setting for BGA's are much more robust than other component packages. 

The BGA Courtyard Excess is determined by the Ball Diameter. 

However, the end user has 100% control of all the values in Preferences. i.e.: the user can change any default value in the program to fit your requirements. 

All the default values in Preferences are simply a recommendation and not a "Standard". 

Change the values to whatever you want for your personal custom library creation. 

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Hi Tom,

thanks for pointing that out.
It would be nice though, to be able to save a value for the Courtyard Excess in the Preferences file for BGA, CGA and LGA components.
A larger Courtyard Excess for Grid Array components is desirable for optical inspection e.g. with an endoscope like the Ersascope.

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In Preferences, there is a different courtyard setting for each terminal lead diameter and the user can create as many Terminal Lead Diameters as they want. 

Go to "Preferences > Terminals > SM Grid Array's > BGA, LGA or CGA" and there are tables for the various Lead Diameter's and each one has a separate Courtyard Excess. 

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