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    Posted: 15 May 2015 at 1:46pm
Version 2015.12 was just released!!

Important Notice for the V2015.12 Release (Only if you use FP Designer):

Before you install V2015.12 you need to be prepared to update all your FP Designer Parts pad stacks, see instructions here. There was a major improvement in the way FP Designer FPX pad stacks are saved and recalled. V2015.12 is not backward compatible with previous releases. If you have any custom “FP Designer” parts (not standard Calculator parts!) in your FPX data files you will need to update the pad stacks. You can do this yourself or contact us and we can assist and/or explain how you can update your FP Designer FPX files for use with the new .12 release. This issue has nothing to do with the CAD tool libraries you created, but it will cause a problem in the future if you don’t fix and resave them with the .12 release.


  • FP Designer – New Draw tab:
    • Added feature for creating Polarity shapes and place then by coordinates
      • Circle
      • Triangle
      • Diode Symbol
    • Added feature for creating for creating copper keep-outs
    • Added a new feature to the Pad Stack Editor for Minimum Annular Ring
      • This feature has priority over all pad stack calculations to insure Class 3 fabrication
  • Allegro:
    • Add NO-PROBE Top & Bottom to CAD tool interface
  • 3D STEP:
    • Added an user option to export 3 different Material Conditions: Least, Nominal and Maximum


  • Altium Designer:
    • 3D Model is now an added layer option that can be set. Component and Terminal Outline defaults have been moved to Mechanical Layer 12, and the 3D Model will be Mechanical Layer 13 by default.
  • Allegro:
    • Made some slight mods to the scripting output to clean it up per customer feedback requests
  • Eagle:
    • Removed a redundant and unnecessary Layer 1 Polygon of the same size as the pad that was being generated for Rounded Rectangles
    • Turned off all setting of Eagle Color boilerplate in the generated scripts. The colors of the user will take precedence and not be changed.
  • CR-5000:
    • No Connect pads are no longer used in pad stacks, except for non-electrical pads
  • Target3000!:
    • Fixed an issue with arc generation
  • POD FPX Update:
    • Updated all FP Designer part pad stacks for V2015.12 release
  • General to all Diodes and LED’s:
    • Ability to swap Pin Names Pin 1 = C & Pin 2 = A to Pin 1 = A & Pin 2 = C
  • XML FPX:
    • Fixed issues with the import window and medium fonts

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