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Footprint Expert 2021.18 Released!!

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Category: PCB Footprint Expert
Forum Name: Version History
Forum Description: software version release announcements & history
URL: http://www.PCBLibraries.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2998
Printed Date: 31 Jan 2023 at 7:11am


Topic: Footprint Expert 2021.18 Released!!
Posted By: Nick B
Subject: Footprint Expert 2021.18 Released!!
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2021 at 4:09pm

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Updates & Bugs Fixed:
  • CAD Tool Translators:
    • Fixed an issue with multiple CAD tools. When the Build Library path was too long the program created an alternate folder
    • Fixed an issue with KiCad not getting Assembly Outlines on Non-Plated holes
    • Fixed an issue with Saving My Settings causing an Unhandled Exception Error
  • Options:
    • Added a new Rounded Rectangle feature for through-hole square pads in V2021.17 that caused regression for all SMD and PTH rounded rectangle pads
    • Changing the 'Density level (suffix)' Option, the “Courtyard to Body Excess” and “Courtyard to Pad Excess” didn't update
  • FP Designer:
    • Added Cole switches to the ManufactureList.txt
    • Fixed a Silkscreen on Pad bug in V2021.17 that caused regression for all FP Designer footprint silkscreen outlines
  • Calculators:
    • The master options value for Paste Mask is for Annular Ring and it was set to oversize instead
    • QFP w/Thermal Add Fiducials changed the thermal pad pin number
    • Axial Lead family – the silkscreen did not trim properly when the pads were a close pitch
    • Chip component family – the body width dimension was missing the leading zero when using the IPC-7351B naming convention
    • BGA Courtyard was 90 degrees out of rotation when opening a rectangle BGA


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