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requirements for parametric footprint generation

param_when by Tibor 'Igor2' Palinkas on 2015-08-21

Tags: insight, parametric, footprint

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Abstract: It's appealing to write parametric footprint generators for new footprint families: invest some time once, and have a tool that can spit out dozens of footprints. However, it is not always worth having a generator instead of static footprints. This node describes in which situation the parametric footprint model should be used.

  The minimal requirements for a generator are: