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    Posted: 25 Sep 2022 at 11:52pm
2022.12 was just released!!

Fixes & Enhancements:
  • Library Editor:
    • Import efficiency increased 10X for importing an FPX file into another FPX file; now shows a progress bar
    • Utilities > Update BOM From Library can open multiple dialog boxes and was reduced it to one
    • Utilities > Find Duplicates – improved the duplicate entries to display all duplicates rather than one at a time
  • FP Designer:
    • When rotating footprints with Drafting lines, was not working correctly
    • Pad Stack Manager Rounded Rectangular pad shape was unable to turn off
    • When moving a Vertical Header to FP Designer, none of the values came across
    • Added the ability to rotate square pad stacks 45 degrees
    • Improved solder mask defined pad stacks for chamfered pad stacks
  • Options:
    • New individual orientation options for SOFL & SODFL
    • Pad Size and Pad Place Roundoff in footprint calculators not complying with options selection
    • Changing the Console Options to mil units caused the percentage features to be disabled
  • Calculators:
    • New features:
      • Ability to select the ESC keyboard button to close Property dialog boxes
      • Ability to move through-hole Oscillators to FP designer
      • Updating an existing Row in the FPX library will no display the update message if there is no change
    • Inserting a Keep Out on All Layers was disabled. Calculators and FP Designer
      • Layer Display Controls – unselecting “Display All” does not turn off keep outs 
      • DPAK component family – Silkscreen Pin 1 Line indicator was throwing an exception error
  • CAD Tools:
    • KiCad – generating 'Right Angle Shrouded' header footprint didn’t obey the 'Autogenerate Pin 1 Indicator Line' rule
    • Cadence – courtyard excess rounded incorrectly for pad to courtyard for PLACE_BOUND feature
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