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Footprint Expert 2021.16 Released!!

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Category: PCB Footprint Expert
Forum Name: Version History
Forum Description: software version release announcements & history
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Printed Date: 31 Jan 2023 at 6:39am


Topic: Footprint Expert 2021.16 Released!!
Posted By: Nick B
Subject: Footprint Expert 2021.16 Released!!
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 10:39am

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Updates & Bugs Fixed:
  • Options:
    • Added new feature to TO-220 Component for mounting hole to be plated or non-plated.
  • Calculators:
    • DFN component family - Fixed an issue with the Local Options not being able to change the pad shape to Rounded Rectangle.
    • TO-220 Flange Mount family –
      • Fixed an issue in Options that prevented users from changing Pin 1 from Square to Round shape.
      • Updated the mounting hole inner layer plane connection from a thermal relief to a direct connection.
    • 2,4-Pin Side Concave family –
      • Fixed an issue with the V2021 FPX File Translator and 3D STEP model.
      • The LED component family Pin names were permanently set to numeric only and updated for Alphanumeric or Numeric.
      • Fixed an issue with the zero component orientation of the 2-Pin version to be Pin 1 Left.
    • SMD Crystal – Fixed an issue where the program was throwing a Handled Exception error message.
  • CAD Tool Interfaces:
    • Intercept Pantheon – made improvements to the interface code.
    • Zuken eCADSTAR – updated the 3D STEP import feature.
    • Added Tech Tips – when the layer name is too long to fit in the cell, mouse over will display the entire name.
    • Fixed an issue with Save My Settings for multiple CAD tools.
    • Added the 3D STEP folder option back to allow to save 3D STEP files in a separate folder.
  • FP Designer:
    • Added a new feature for creating Mounting Holes with a direct connection to the GND plane. No Thermal Relief.
  • Batch Build:
    • Fixed an issue when changing the Density Level in the Batch Build Options always defaulted to Nominal. 
       


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