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Library Expert 2015.16 Released!!

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    Posted: 12 Aug 2015 at 3:05am


  • Over 472,000+ Part Numbers on Demand (POD) in FPX file format are now available for FREE Download to Professional customers with latest v2015 release
    • We are currently uploading thousands of new part numbers every week
  • Released a new free version of Library Expert for POD
    • Full featured program includes:
      • User Preferences
      • Library Editor
      • 3D STEP
      • 21 CAD Tool interfaces
      • Batch Build
      • Requires purchase of FPX files from Parts on Demand (POD) for $1 or $2
  • New Receptacle and Shrouded Vertical Header calculators with high quality 3D STEP output
  • Updated the code to run with Windows 10
  • “New” Part Requests are available for $9 each with 24 hour turnaround as a onetime charge. Then that part is free download for all other customers.

  • Calculator:
    • CQFP and QFP component family was not totaling the Pin Quantity
    • QFP silkscreen was updated for large pitch parts
    • Fixed DIP component family footprint name
    • SOT223 family – Terminal Outline for Pin 4 was not coming across into the CAD interface
    • Header, Vertical family – when changing the D dimension pin quantity to 2 digits, the pin pitch turned to 0.00
    • Headers – added ability to Hide and Delete pins
    • BGA component family – fixed an issue, when entering the “e” pitch it was impossible to remove
  • FP Designer:
    • When updating an existing FPC Row from FP Designer the Physical Description was not updated
    • Resized the text height from the first pad stack added to the smallest pad stack size
    • Fixed: changing the pad stack thermal pad pattern to a square didn’t remove the pattern
  • Library Editor:
    • Fixed - replace all replaces cell 0,0 even when column 0 isn’t included
    • Updating a row with a deleted “Physical Description” was not working
  • Preferences:
    • Terminals > SM Grid Array – Adding new terminal sizes now auto-sorts upon entry
    • Assembly Outline - any line width changes were not staying when preferences were saved
  • Utility Tools:
    • Axial Leadform Calculator – removed the Fab Level and added “Max” to Diameter and Body Length; also doubled the body length dimension limit from 127 mm to 254 mm for 20W+ resistors
    • PADS to CAD – fixed a minor issue with arcs in Polys not generating properly in Altium when importing from a PADS source
  • Allegro:
    • Added an extended boundary dimension for the NO_PROBE feature
  • CR-5000:
    • Fixed a problem that was causing rounded squares to not generate properly
  • Pantheon:
    • Modified the TERMINAL_THRUHOLE_DEFINITION to add a @coord to work properly
    • SIGNAL layers have now been renamed to PAD

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