Specifically speaking about this TI device, DRV8825PWP, the part number by itself is referring to a PWP footprint per TI's naming convention. While the generic footprint naming scheme used by your system is OK, specifically I use TI's footprint name since it's a TI part; ie, it would be PWP (R-PDSO-G28). Now that footprint matches the name as specified in the datasheet instead of a generic name who's naming convention I will not long remember.
Added 4 years, 5 months ago.
Thanks for this feedback!
For the footprint naming convention, we use the IPC naming convention, as shown here: http://ohm.bu.edu/~pbohn/__Engineering_Reference/pcb_layout/pcbmatrix/IPC-7x51%20&%20PCBM%20Land%20Pattern%20Naming%20Convention.pdf
However, perhaps there's an opportunity for us to include both names in the name, or in the metadata. We will discuss on this side and see what we can do.
Answered 4 years, 5 months ago.