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    Posted: 09 Apr 2021 at 5:04am
My apologies if this has been asked . . .
 
Is the new footprint expert v2021 a new install or does it install 'over' previous versions?
 
Will previously installed LE still be available to use while learning the new version?
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Version 2021 will install in a 2021 folder, default:
C:\Program Files (x86)\PCB Libraries\Footprint Expert 2021
 
You can change this and specify something else when you install.
 
If you have a previous 2020 version the files, preferences, libraries, etc are in a different folder by default.
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Thanks, Nick.
 
Are license files still backward compatible?
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License update files won't need to get applied multiple times, so I don't understand the question. You can still use older versions of the program with the current license, if that's what you're asking. The limitation would be on the cloud/leased license, it can only go back to certain of the previous builds as it's a fairly new license type.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 5not4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2021 at 5:32am
Yes, to use older versions. I haven't installed 2021 yet but I figure it will need an updated license to work (maybe not?).
I want to be sure I have a working program in the case I can't get up to speed with 2021 and need something quick. As long as I can use a previous version I'll be good.
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Your license will continue to work with all Footprint Expert releases until the maintenance due date. No need to update. Install 2021, it installs in a separate directory.

You might want to hold off on for a bit longer, we're posting a new 2021.03 build this morning with some fixes. When you see the 2021.03 announcement in the Version History forum, you're all good.
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Thanks again, Nick.
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