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Clipped leads for DPAKs

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Category: PCB Footprint Expert
Forum Name: Product Suggestions
Forum Description: request new features
URL: http://www.PCBLibraries.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3101
Printed Date: 19 May 2024 at 1:48am


Topic: Clipped leads for DPAKs
Posted By: laltmann
Subject: Clipped leads for DPAKs
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2022 at 10:37am
Hello,

I would like to request a feature be added to the DPAK generator.  Many DPAK and D2PAK packages are specified with clipped leads, such as TO-252AA, which specifies that "lead number 2 was removed" and the active terminals are 1, 3 and 4.  Currently this is not directly supported within Footprint Expert.

For simple configurations, like the 3-terminal TO-252AA, the workaround is to specify double the pin pitch and manually rename the pads after generation.  But this does not work for e.g. TO-252BB, which has five leads on the edge with only one clipped.  The 3D model would still be generated with all leads shown as it is now.

Thanks!



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Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2022 at 11:47am
I think the latest V2022.06 already has this feature.

If you need a webcast demo, let us know and we'll demonstrate "Hide & Delete Pins" and "Reorder Pin Names". 

Use the Right Mouse Button.



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Posted By: laltmann
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2022 at 12:56pm
Thanks Tom, I'll give that a try this afternoon.  Can the tool still generate 3D STEP models for packages with hidden/deleted pins?


Posted By: Tom H
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2022 at 12:58pm
Yes

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