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MUNICH, Germany, and WESTFORD, Mass. — Zuken, together with PCB Libraries Inc., has launched the CADSTAR-compatible LP Wizard land-pattern generator, which is said to reduce the time it takes to build library parts, and ensure compatibility with the IPC-7351 standard for SMT design.
Mixing land-pattern viewers, calculators, and generators for creating CAD land patterns in SMT parts libraries, the generated library parts use accurate data based on the IPC-7351 Land Pattern standard. Founded on fabrication-, assembly-, and component-tolerance-based mathematic algorithms, users reportedly can generate highly accurate, manufacturing-compliant PCBs while slashing costs. The LP Wizard merges with the free library documentation and the viewer, both provided by the IPC with the needed standard. The entered data can also be shared with engineers throughout the organization with the viewer on a project-by-project basis.