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How to create a surface mount connector?

Posted: 16 Jun 2015, 09:44
by Brian_Becker
I have been having difficulty with defining some of the components on my designs because they do not exist in the package manager and I have not found any information in the user guides on how to create one to add to my part library. Is anyone at DFR working on a tutorial to create parts such as surface mount connectors or could a webinar be held to demonstrate part creation for different components not defined in the part manager? I am concerned with part modeling as it applies to solder fatigue.

Re: How to create a surface mount connector?

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 16:57
by Nathan Blattau
Hi Brian,

Most SMT connectors can be defined by changing the package name to something Sherlock recognizes for the lead configuration. I've added an example of a header. The attached file is the datasheet and a package database entry.

Open up the package manager and import the .csv file. It should generate a new package called HDR SOIC.

Best regards,
Nathan