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Here you can find discussions pertaining to finding or creating Symbols and package footprints. Anything to do with Schematic or layout parts will be placed in this discussion.

Non-rectangular surface mount pads

I am trying to design a surface mount pad for an LED (recommended solder pad attached), but the shape is not rectangular. In order to create the 0.4x0.5mm additions on the sides, I have to create a new pad and set it adjacent to the 0.5x4.8mm rectangles. This, however, violates minimum spacing requirements between 2 pads. Will ignoring this warning cause them to be merged in manufacturing, or is there another way to go about ...
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how to merge files

I have two seperate custom libraries that i want to merge. They have distinct .slb and .sym files but as far as I can tell pcb123 only uses the one Is there a way to combine my two files into one? Thanks
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one 'pin' on symbol, two pads on footprint?

Hello, I have a few parts, like fuse clips and blader terminals, which have two physical pins but are electrically connected. Should I make separate pins on the schematic symbol? Or is there some way to make two "pads" logically connected in the footprint? Thanks, SysTom
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What is necessary to "share" a library?

I currently work on two computers. I have a desktop at work that does all of my main design work. I use a laptop to work offsite and use it very often to draft part files. Typically, these files are saved to my Microsoft SkyDrive, so I can move them over to the network when I'm back at work. It would be extremely helpful if I could do this as well with PCB123.

I even ...
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Making a polygon pin??

Hi there,

I am trying to make a polygon pin for a footprint but I cannot make one using the footprint editor in pcb123. Can anyone advise?

Many thanks in advance!
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Footprint for TI DRV8811 (w/powerpad)

Trying to figure out how to get around program limitations to create a footprint for the Texas Instrument DRV8811 Stepper Motor Controller.
Datasheet URL:

It's basically a 28 Pin TSSOP with what TI calls a "powerpad" that requires a relatively large copper pour on top and bottom layers with 21 vias to conduct heat to the opposite side of the board.

No problems with the 28 normal pins, ...
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Some sunstone footprints are incorrect?

I found several footprints that are different from the layout recommended by the manufacturer's datasheets. Therefore I was wondering if these footprints still work for the parts?

Here are the lists of part numbers that are different:

Any inputs are going to be accepted! Thanks in advance!
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standard stencil opening for qfn

yes, i would like to know what is industrial standard stencil opening vs. recommendation stencil opening for qfn
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problem: Create new part


I want to use a CP2102 in my circuit and I couldn't find it in PCB123 ( ... -ND/696598) So I attempted to create my own part. I created everything and I can find it in Add Part - Manage Parts under Chips/Interface/ when i look for it but it doesn't show the actual device icon but it just displays my part on the right side while the ...
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Accesing a new digikey part number library

Hello im try to load this part number for a library, but the conection shown "this part number doesn't exist". Digikey finder yes is found
part number is: A99197TR-ND
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