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    Posted: 05 Mar 2022 at 1:07pm
Hello,

Is there a way to manually draw a custom body shape in FP Designer? I'm unable to find any information on this in the documentation. I'm not sure how to handle the body and 3D STEP for a inductor such as the following:


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Chris
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FP Designer is limited to Round and Rectangle packages and standard pad shapes. 

Irregular pad shapes require poly shapes attached to a standard pad shape.  

But we create unique pad shapes and package outlines in a CAD tool and insert that data into an FPX file. 

We charge $10 each to create the most complex footprints in the industry. 

Here is an Inductor very similar to the picture you posted that we created for a customer last week. 


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OK, thanks Tom. I will get these parts via POD then.
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