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    Posted: 08 Apr 2015 at 10:48pm


  • Library Editor - PADS to CAD conversion to XML FPX for custom parts has a new CAD tool interface option


  • LE Viewer:
    • Fixed an issue relating to saving a Default Preference file in Setup Preferences
  • Calculator:
    • Fixed an issue with changing the pad shapes from Rounded Rectangle to Oblong but leaving Pin 1 Rectangle
    • Fixed an issue when the component dimensions are being inserted and you move your cursor off the input cell
    • Through-hole Header component family Pin Pattern dialog windows are now expandable
    • PLCC component family had preferences set to Rounded Rectangle Pad Shape but pads where Rectangular in the output
    • Radial Dipped with Offset Leads – silkscreen was not properly trimming around pads
    • Updated some through-hole component families from Hatched Silkscreen Outlines to Full Body Outlines and added Silkscreen Auto-trim
    • Fixed and issue with the TO-220 Flange Mount assembly outline was producing bad placement for the outline
  • Library Editor:
    • Physical Descriptions were updated to add spaces after all punctuation marks
    • Updated the customer BGA, SM and TH FPX files Physical Descriptions, Case Codes and broken web-links
    • You can now use keyboard Copy / Paste for moving Rows of data from one FPX file to another
  • CAD Tool Output Terminal Leads:
    • Fixed TO (DPAK) and Side Concave terminal leads on mechanical layer
  • 3D STEP:
    • SON component family had the Body Length & Width swapped for 3D STEP generation
    • On a TO-220 Vertical, the “b” dimension must always be less than “L”. The lead needs to be horizontal as the lead has been built such that it can only transform in a vertical direction based on pin separation and location. Also, if there is only one row, the “D1” must be equal to “D”.  You have this as a required dimension, but somehow the part has that field blank and it was getting a value of 0, which is what was causing the real problem.
  • FP Designer:
    • Updated the Slotted Hole pad size calculator from 1.5 to 1.75 multiplier
    • Updated the Physical Description and Manufacturer Lists
    • Fixed a couple issues with the Pad Stack Manager when updating existing part pad stacks
    • Silkscreen outline was not trimming on slotted holes in the CAD tool output
    • Fixed Non-plated Slotted Hole keep-outs
    • Fixed an issue where the Component Outline was not being sent to the CAD tool
  • Default Preferences:
    • Fixed an issue where the 3D Step Color assignments were flagging the same component family type
  • PADS Layout:
    • Changed the default alphanumeric pin assignment from Part Type to Decal
  • Expedition:
    • Fixed the Thermal Pad paste mask that was stacking up instead of producing a checkerboard pattern
  • Altium:
    • Fixed an issue with D-Shape pads
    • Fixed a problem with rotation of Component Terminal drafting items
    • Fixed an issue causing circular Terminal Lead outlines to be mapped to the component outline. They now properly map to the terminal outline.
    • Fixed issues with D-Shaped pad translation
    • Fixed an issue with Solder and Paste Mask coming over when the Mask Values were changed in Library Expert
    • Fixed an issue where some component families were not translating Placement Courtyards into Altium - families affected: CAPAE, PSON, SOIC, SOJ, SOP, SOT23, SOT223, SOTFL, TO (DPAK)
  • EAGLE:
    • Added support for Slotted Holes
    • Fixed an issue that was suppressing Solder Mask Bottom and Paste Mask Bottom pads on a Through-Hole pad stack
  • PADS to CAD Translator:
    • Fixed an issue the converting placement keep-outs
    • Fixed an issue converting slotted holes
    • Fixed an issue with converting non-plated holes and slots to be Mechanical Pins
    • Fixed an issue with PADS Part Type attributes to be the original default and then pushing them into the Decal upon conversion
  • General:
    • PCB Tools which make arcs out of a series of vertexes will now properly generate the final vertex of the arc in all situations
    • Progress Status Bars should now be updating fully when done
    • Fixed some UI issues


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