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    Posted: 28 Apr 2022 at 9:48am
I currently have a library of pad stacks named in mils rather than millimeters. 

For example a surface mount rectangular pad 24 mils X by 36 mils Y is called SM24R36. A plated thru circular finished hole of 20 mils diameter with pad diameter of 44 mils is called PTH44C20.

Can I customize PCB Footprint Expert to output pad stacks in mils rather than mm? And is there any control over how it constructs or allows customization of pad stack names?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Apr 2022 at 9:53am
In the "Tools > Options > Console > Create Pad Stack Name in > Mils

You can also have the Footprint Name in Mils. 

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That's great news. Thanks. 

Where I work we use the metric IPC names when possible but padstacks have always been in mils. I see this tool also supports custom names like manufacturer_partno_#pins such as samtec connectors or for a specific manufacturer non-jedec footprint name.

We are currently using version 10.3 of the LP Calculator by the way.
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The LP Calculator 10.3 hasn't been touched since 2010 (12 years ago). 

Our latest footprint calculator is called V2022.06 Footprint Expert. 

 
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