Steve,
It would be very easy to get more then 4 footprints if a person was using a
generic transistor symbol. Especially if they are numbering pins using the
EBC/DGS method. Using that method you could then come up with probably no
less then 40 to 50 orientations/footprints. (One reason that I don't use
that method, been there, done that many years ago.)
        In answer to the orignal question, I have never heard of any method
to support more footprints within a library symbol, I doubt there is one.

Brad Velander,
Lead PCB Designer,
Norsat International Inc.,
#300 - 4401 Still Creek Dr.,
Burnaby, B.C., V5C 6G9.
Tel. (604) 292-9089 direct
Fax (604) 292-9010
website www.norsat.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 9:35 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] more footprints
> 
> Are you perhaps misunderstanding the use of this field? I 
> don't know of any
> component that comes in more than four different footprints, 
> certainly not
> four that I would use. I'm sure someone can come up with a 
> counterexample,
> or
> perhaps you can explain some unusual use for this field.
> 
> Steve Hendrix

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