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Add a Revision to the .dat Preference Files

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Category: PCB Footprint Expert
Forum Name: Product Suggestions
Forum Description: request new features
Printed Date: 31 Jan 2023 at 5:54am

Topic: Add a Revision to the .dat Preference Files
Posted By: lalexman
Subject: Add a Revision to the .dat Preference Files
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2014 at 5:22am

I have custom default and user .dat files that I use each time a new version is loaded. It would be helpful to store a revision number in those files so the software can test to make sure those files are the latest before using them.

The recent problem I had with the LGA round/square pads caused an error message was due to the .dat files I was using did not contain values for the new rounded pads. 

As a user we need some way to know when the .dat files we are using are outdated and need to be recreated.

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