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Free "PCB Footprint Expert Lite" with 15 CAD tool Interfaces

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Introducing Footprint Expert Lite!

In response to the current economic hardships, PCB Libraries, Inc. is responding with an even more affordable “cannot pass up” PCB library solution! Whether you already have a high-priced library solution, found a comprehensive one to be out of your budget and still hoping something good comes along – the PCB Footprint Expert Lite is just for you. It empowers designers to create high quality and reliable PCB footprints, for FREE. That’s right – anyone can now build professional PCB footprints in any of our supported CAD formats. Forever. For FREE.

The Footprint Expert Lite is based on proven IPC standards for land pattern technology. The new PCB Footprint Expert (FPX) Lite utilizes component dimensions and IPC-7351 standard rules to auto-generate highly accurate solder patterns for printed circuit board component assembly attachment. The FPX Lite does not require any purchase, has no expiration date and comes with free updates, technical support, and live webcast training.

The FPX Lite interfaces to 15 industry CAD tools, with more in development. If you use Allegro, OrCAD PCB or Layout, Altium, Expedition, PADS, CADSTAR, CR-5000, Pantheon, Pulsonix, P-CAD, Ultiboard, EAGLE, DipTrace or Solo, and do not take advantage of the free PCB Footprint Expert Lite, you are leaving “productivity” money on the table. If you want to do more than create footprints, PCB Libraries also offers more powerful library management tools at reasonable costs.

Note from Tom Hausherr, President of PCB Libraries, Inc.
PCB Libraries, Inc. wants all EE engineers, PCB designers and CAD librarians to have access to a high quality “user friendly” PCB library solution whether they purchase anything or not. Our primary goal is to improve the electronics industries productivity levels by automating PCB library construction across all CAD tool platforms. In the near future we will also offer automated solutions for non-standard unique through-hole and surface mount component package solder pattern technology along with a new 3D-STEP model export. In the long term, we are working to greatly reduce PCB library duplication of effort though the development of a new PCB library system called “Parts on Demand” (POD) which allows industry professionals to upload and download neutral format data files that are quickly translated into PCB library parts using customized user preferences. The POD data files are stored in a professional Part Library Manager on your desktop and can be used to automate the creation of multiple PCB libraries for various applications such as flexible circuits, wave or hand solder patterns, cellular, RF or hand held devices, ruggedized or harsh environments. Happy New Year 2013!

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