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    Posted: 14 Jun 2021 at 5:39pm

2021.08 was just released!!

Updates & Bugs Fixed:
  • Added the ability to edit the pad stack names in all Calculator created footprints.
  • Added a new feature for converting Excel spreadsheets into FPX files.
  • CAD Tools:
    • Allegro/OrCAD PCB – fixed an issue with the “Pad on Assembly” outline was going to the Silkscreen Layer.
  • Calculator Component Families:
    • Grid Array’s (BGA, LGA, CGA, PGA) – fixed an issue with rectangular shape packages.
    • TO Flange Mount Horizontal – the “d” dimension did not allow a value of 0.00.
    • Header, Right Angle – fixed an issue with the Pin Pattern option.
    • BGA – fixed an issue with Non-collapsing ball saved to FPX and reopened as Collapsing.
    • Several 2-Pin Component Families – when the component tolerance is 0.00 and the Map Outline to Body > Nominal the outline would flatline.
    • All – Pad on Assembly was disabled.
    • LCC – under certain conditions with dimensions and tolerances, pin 1 would inadvertently relocate from the Left Center to the Lower Left.
    • 4-Pin DFN – when using the mfr. recommended pattern, pins 3 & 4 did not follow the mfr. dimensional values.
    • Header, Right Angle Post and Shrouded – the footprint name had 0 for package height and the Physical Description had 0.00 for Height.
  • FP Designer:
    • Pad Stack Manager – updated the feature for renaming pad stacks to include spaces in the name.
    • Footprint Name – selecting Case Code or Part Number did not register as a change.
  • Options:
    • There were updates and the only way to fix them is to recreate your Option file.



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