PartQuest Release Notes

Version 29

    June 20, 2018

    Updates to the Custom Footprint Generator:

    • Compliant with JEDEC standards JESD30H and JEP30-P100
    • New Package Outline Types: Array Type, Long-form, Discrete, Connector, and Switch
    • New Terminal Types: J-Bend, J-Inverted, L-Bend, S-Bend, and Wraparound
    • New Terminal Positions: End and Single


    September 27, 2017

    • Added SamacSys as a supplier of symbols and footprints bringing thousands more parts with pre-built EDA content to PartQuest!
    • Symbols and Footprints for parts without EDA content can now be requested for 48 hour creation by SamacSys using Request!Request.png



    August 22, 2017

    • Support for surface leads extending to the edge of the body including castellated, wettable and non-wettable, and D-Shape.
    • Update to improve logging in to credentials.
    • Bug fixes to the website.

    July 13, 2017

    • Support for packages with missing leads.  This enables the creation of asymmetric pin layouts.
    • Removed the Digi-Key login requirement. You no longer have to create a Digi-Key account or provide you Digi-Key credentials when logging into


    May 1, 2017


    March 20, 2017

    • Added C-Bend Lead Form to the SOIC footprints.  The footprint creation wizard now includes support for C-Bend lead forms.


    January 27, 2017

    • Introducing Footprint Creation to PartQuest.  A guided wizard helps you capture the physical details of your part.  An engine then generates footprints according to the IPC7351B standard.  (Details) This initial release covers a limited number of package types.  Support for additional part types will be added incrementally.
    • Allow automated and batch import of downloaded EDX files to xDM Library Tools.
    • Bug Fixes.


    October 20, 2016

    • More Digi-Key part numbers with symbols and footprints.  Now at 705,000 Digi-Key part numbers with Accelerated Designs symbols and footprints.


    April 21, 2016

    • Introducing Symbol Creation to PartQuest. After providing a pin list, PartQuest will generate a symbol for you. Don't worry with pin spacing and other symbol details. Focus on capturing the pin list and let PartQuest do the rest. (Details)
    • Removed unnecessary space in Accelerated Designs provided symbols.
    • Fixed bug during DigiKey authorization.


    February 3, 2016

    • 230,000 more Digi-Key part numbers with symbols and footprints. 680,000 Digi-Key part numbers now available with Accelerated Designs  symbols and footprints.
    • xDM Library Client — Supplier Part and Manufacturer Part are mapped to user specified partition.
    • Bug fixes


    November 3, 2015

    • Fixed bugs in PartQuest desktop integration.
    • Added support for Xpedition VX.1.2 release import menu.


    October 22, 2015

    • Improved the setup for desktop integration.


    October 8, 2015

    • PADS Integrated support (VX.1.1 and above) (Details)
    • PADS Professional support (VX.1.1 and above) (Details )
    • Xpedition Enterprise support (Windows only, VX.1.1 and above) (Details)
    • Download part attributes, symbols, and footprints through your browser instead of using Dropbox.


    August 10, 2015


    May 29, 2015

    • General release of PartQuest support for the PADS Netlist flows.
    • Allow users to map Digi-Key property names to user specific names. (Details)
    • PADS Netlist import utility supports viewing PartQuest DxDatabook data with existing user DxDatabook data (Details)


    May 12, 2015

    • Bug fix: Searches containing a ‘%’ return all parts.


    April 21, 2015

    • 88,000 more Digi-Key part numbers with symbols and footprints.  Now at 448,000 Digi-Key part numbers with Accelerated Designs symbols and footprints.
    • Ability to Favorite parts.
    • Updated layout of Tool Integration page.


    April 8, 2015

    • Improved search performance.


    April 3, 2015

    • BETA release of PartQuest support for PADS Netlist flows.
    • Download to specific PADS DxDatabook table.
    • Recall download location and reuse for future downloads from the same Digi-Key sub category.


    March 20, 2015

    • Improved / more intuitive user interface
    • Organize parts in projects
    • Download parts directly from a search
    • Configurable search view
    • Dynamic number of columns.  Maximum number of columns shown for your browser size
    • Additional part details visible in drawer


    March 2, 2015

    • 11,000 more Digi-Key part numbers with symbols and footprints.  Now at 448,000 Digi-Key part numbers with symbols and footprints.


    January 15, 2015

    • Improved Digi-Key account association process.


    November 4, 2014

    • Initial release
    • Searching of Digi-Key part database

    350,000 Digi-Key part numbers with symbols and footprints available