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Library Expert 2018.04 Released!!

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Category: PCB Footprint Expert
Forum Name: Version History
Forum Description: software version release announcements & history
Printed Date: 28 Jan 2023 at 11:18pm

Topic: Library Expert 2018.04 Released!!
Posted By: Nick B
Subject: Library Expert 2018.04 Released!!
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2018 at 8:36am" rel="nofollow -

  • Preferences:
    • Expanded the Footprint Name Density Level suffix to 5-digits instead of 3; also allowed the use of lower case characters
    • Multi-part default file name “New_Parts” can now be controlled in the Files tab in Console Preferences
    • Rules: added a Thermal Pad Paste Mask Minimum web thickness
    • Added V2018 as an option
    • V2018 will now properly have a CPA version callout of 20, rather than 19
  • Circuit Studio:
    • Added this CAD tool interface to all versions of Library Expert


  • FP Designer – Round Packages
    • Fixed an issue with saving Square Body and then retrieving and updating to Round Body would not properly save as Round Body
    • Fixed an issue where the silkscreen Legend was not properly communicating with Legend Clearance Preferences
  • Calculator - Molded Body Component Family:
    • The Export using Multi-part was producing a different (incorrect) Body Outline Length than the Single-part output
    • Physical Description was updated to produce the Body Length per the “D1” dimension (rather than the “D” dimension)
  • Library Editor:
    • FPX Creation from PADS p/d files - fixed an issue that was causing Donut Pads in a pad stack to not convert properly
  • 3D STEP:
    • Molded Body Component Family - fixed an issue that was causing the body and leads of the part not to reflect its true D1 width
    • Chip Array, Convex Component Family- fixed an issue with the Terminal Leads coming out as no width when the “b1” dimensions were not used


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