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    Posted: 06 Mar 2015 at 12:35pm

Version 2015.09 was just released!!


  • Widget Calculators:
    • Radial Slider
    • Linear Slider
    • Round Button
    • Rounded Rectangle Button
  • Calculator:
    • Every GUI text tab that mentioned "Environment" was changed to "Density Level"
  • Allegro:
    • Ability to import Footprint and 3D STEP simultaneously
  • FP Designer:
    • Add a new Radial Placement Wizard for circular connectors and components
    • Relocate Origin tab – Added 2 new options
      • Center of Courtyard
      • Center of Body
  • Utility Tools:
    • Step File Axis Rotation – Ability to automatically convert downloaded 3D STEP files from the "Y" axis to the "Z" axis
    • Axial Lead Form Calculator – added Body Length and Pitch dimensions
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  • Calculator:
    • Fixed Rename Pad Stack in the Pad Stack Editor
    • DFN 2-pin non-polarized parts had a polarity dot
    • TO (DPAK) was missing the Component Outline and Terminal Leads in the CAD output
    • Side Concave Package (2, 4 pins) was missing the Terminal Leads in the CAD output
  • User Preferences:
    • Fixed – TH User Preferences not saved for pad-to-hole-ratio
  • FP Designer:
    • Slotted Hole length limit was update from 12.7 mm to 25.4 mm
    • Fixed issue related to moving pins from one pad stack to another
    • Fixed an issue with non-pated holes and slots pushing the silkscreen using the anti-pad instead of the pad
  • 3D STEP:
    • Updated color assignments for Chip Resistor, Chip Diode, DFN 4-pin, OSC J-Lead and OSC L-Bend
    • Fixed an issue that was causing lead locations for 3D Models to be double-converted when using non-millimeter units
    • Fixed an issue with the Molded Diode, Non-Polarized model not being generated
    • Fixed an issue with rectangular through-hole leads were coming out rotated 90 degrees
  • PADS to CAD:
    • Updated to handle complex polygon shapes
    • XML FPX "File > Save As" defaults to 2015 format
    • Fixed issues that were causing erroneous Paste Mask to be generated in the FPX
  • Program Help:
    • Completely rewrote the "User Interface" section
  • XML FPX Viewer:
    • Now shows keep-out areas for local fiducials, non-plated holes and general keep-outs
  • Library Editor:
    • Fixed an issue regarding Copy/Paste of XML FPX from one FPX to another
    • FPX file throws exception when a 2015 (XML) formatted file has no component type or data - fixed issues causing custom XML part types not to load properly
    • Added support for V16
    • Fixed polygons for irregular pad shapes for XML FPX data
  • PADS Layout:
    • Fixed a bug in Decal Only output that was suppressing drill holes for through-hole pad stacks
    • Fixed an issue with the Terminal Outlines not coming in correctly
  • Allegro/OrCAD PCB:
    • Fixed an issue with the wrong STEP Filename being placed in the .SCR.
  • Allegro/PADS/Altium/CADSTAR:
    • Fixed an issue that was causing Paste Mask to be offset when using FPX files generated from the PADS Translator.
  • Altium:
    • Fixed a problem with the TO-220 Horizontal thermal tab
    • The TO-220 thermal pad Solder Mask Top now displays properly
    • Added Pre and Post processing for the server in case of error


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