On the Details page you will capture additional details unrelated to the physical dimensions. These details can impact how the part is manufactured and may impact the footprint.
Terminal(Pin) Numbering Pattern
Under details, we will assign terminal(pin) names/terminal numbers and the body material. There are many options for terminal numbering. For this part, we will use CCW (clock-wise).
- If the option you choose doesn't produce the result you were expecting, R click on top of one of the terminals(pins) and select Reset Numbering.
- To select which terminal to start with #1, R click on the terminal and select Set as First Terminal.
- To remove a terminal, R click on the terminal and select either Set as Missing or Set as Deleted. Set as Missing will skip the terminal number in the sequence and Set as Deleted will not.
- You may select groups of terminals by holding down the SHIFT key while selecting a series of terminals.
- Select individual terminals by holding down the CTRL key while selecting individual terminals.
- PartQuest 2D model is looking through the part from the top view. Keep this in mind when numbering terminals.
Select Counter-clockwise (CCW) for the numbering scheme.
In our example, the datasheet shows terminals(pins) with a different numbering scheme beyond #1-6. Instead, a numbering scheme of C1, C2, B1, B2, E1, and E2 are used.
For this part, select CCW and Custom Pattern. Enter the terminal(pin) numbers in counter-clockwise order E1,B1,C2,E2,B2,C1. Do not use spaces following each comma.
Select the first terminal of the sequence (bottom left terminal).
Here you will provide information on the Package-body Material for the part. This information can be found in the datasheet.
Note in our example, it is Molded Plastic so we have selected plastic for the package body material.
Continue to Validate.