Yes, PCB Libraries is back in business. The company, founded in 2003, is once again offering advanced PCB library solutions.
Using the latest technology and vastly improved methods, PCB Libraries rewrote the original PCB footprint application. It is built to support multiple standards, including the published IPC-7351B, the upcoming IPC-7351C, IEC, EIA, or component manufacturer recommendations, as well as corporate and customer-specific requirements.
The new library management solution uses high-resolution parts that are based on 10µm technology – five times more accurate than other library solutions. The Footprint Expert is a PCB part library management solution that supports all CAD formats via a library management/generation software tool, and promises to eliminate even more redundant work throughout the industry.
The PCB Footprint Expert maintains the basic component dimensional data, to which user-defined preferences can be applied to rebuild entire libraries – in as little as a few seconds. Switching to metric? Need to adjust pad shapes? Rotation? Tolerance settings? New customers mean new requirements? The new PCB Footprint Expert now makes library management simpler than ever.
“We are excited for the opportunity to be back and we are grateful to those who supported us since 2003, when PCB Libraries opened,” said Tom Hausherr, CEO. “Expect big things from us in the coming year.”
About PCB Libraries
PCB Libraries is a CAD-neutral company that seeks to benefit the industry as a whole. The Footprint Expert currently exports to formats readable by Allegro, Altium Designer, CADSTAR, EAGLE, Expedition, OrCAD PCB, PADS Layout, Pulsonix, and more are in development. The company is also building a centralized repository for libraries in all CAD formats. PCB Libraries is a member of the IPC-2581 Consortium to promote an open, neutral, global standard for design data transfer. PCB Libraries is led by veteran technologists who are relentless in their pursuit of simplifying PCB library development and management.