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Library Expert 2017.14 Released!!

Printed From: PCB Libraries Forum
Category: PCB Footprint Expert
Forum Name: Version History
Forum Description: software version release announcements & history
Printed Date: 02 Apr 2023 at 5:42am

Topic: Library Expert 2017.14 Released!!
Posted By: Nick B
Subject: Library Expert 2017.14 Released!!
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2017 at 5:06am" rel="nofollow -

  • All parts with Thermal Tabs
    • Added a new Preference Rule for Solder Mask Defined Thermal Pads
      • This new process saves fabrication costs and reduces assembly issues with BTC packages:" rel="nofollow -
      • Turn on the new feature in Preferences > Rules > Thermal Tab Pattern Defined Solder Mask
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  • FP Designer:
    • Added new Pad Stack Manager feature to “Pattern” Solder Mask for Thermal Pads
  • Main Toolbar:
    • Fixed an issue when Restore Down the main toolbar icons did not wrap
  • Calculator:
    • SODFL component family:
      • Micro-miniature versions only produced Legend outlines on one side
      • 3D STEP Model will now take into account if the pins have been Mirrored and adjust the Pin 1 marker appropriately
    • SOFL component family:
      • The pin qty. in the footprint name was stuck on 6 regardless if it was 3, 4, 5, or 8 pins
    • DIP Socket component family:
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the use of round terminal leads
    • Column Grid Array (CGA) component family:
      • Updated the solder joint goal periphery from 0.00 to 0.10 mm to match IPC-7351C
  • FP Designer:
    • Round parts: Silkscreen Legend was updated from rotation 90 degrees to 0 
  • 3D STEP:
    • Molded Body component family will now shrink the Physical Body (not including Leads), if there isn’t enough room to place the leads at their minimum size
  • Allegro:
    • Fixed an issue that was causing bottom-side pad stacks not to translate properly
    • Fixed an issue with excluding the courtyard crosshair
  • EAGLE:
    • Fixed an issue with chamfered pads and associated copper
  • KiCad:
    • Fixed an issue with standalone Legend arcs not coming over
  • PADS Layout:
    • Fixed an issue with FP Designer via pad stacks. The Flood Over Thermal Relief Inner Diameter was the same value as the Drill Size and was throwing an error message.


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