• How to Merge Eagle Library Files Downloaded From SnapEDA Into a Single Library

    January 26, 2016 admin

    I am often asked how to merge individual Eagle library files downloaded from SnapEDA into existing libraries, or into one big library. Although this is available as a feature included in SnapEDA’s Premium version (ie. the ability to batch together parts and bulk download them into a single Eagle library file), there are also several other ways to…

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  • Seeed’s Open Parts Library Now Available on SnapEDA!

    November 25, 2015 natasha

    We are excited to announce that Seeed Studio’s Open Parts Library is now available on SnapEDA! For those unfamiliar with Seeed, they’re an open hardware facilitator based in China that inspires startups and makers with electronics resources, and provides in-house engineering, supply chain management, and manufacturing services. What exactly is the Open Parts Library? When designing a circuit board…

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  • Part Verification on SnapEDA

    September 19, 2015 natasha

    I am often asked how SnapEDA vets the quality of the CAD files it provides. Since launching, we’ve had a rating & commenting system to provide a feedback loop for engineers to report inaccuracies with CAD files, or to vouch for their quality. Although this system is leaps and bounds better than any other alternative means of sourcing CAD files, we’ve long wanted to…

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  • How to Rate Your Downloads on SnapEDA

    July 24, 2015 natasha

    If you’d like to provide feedback on a part you download from SnapEDA, you can easily rate it on each part page as shown below. But if you download many parts, it could be time-consuming to visit each page to rate it after downloading. We’ve now made it much easier to provide your feedback on the…

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  • The IPC-7351 Specification Explained: SOIC Components

    July 13, 2015 admin

    One of the most common questions designers have while creating printed circuit board (PCB) footprints is: what are the correct dimensions for the pads? Increasingly, designers are adopting the IPC-7351 standard, which provides guidelines for calculating pad dimensions. In general, following standards is a good idea since it helps maintain consistency, accuracy, and reliability — all…

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  • Export to Pulsonix is Live!

    June 25, 2015 natasha

    Last Fall, we announced that we would be adding support for Pulsonix. This month, we’re pleased to say that it’s live and ready to go! Pulsonix, developed by UK-based WestDev, is a professional schematic capture, simulation, and PCB layout tool known for it’s ease-of-use, and also as one of the first PCB design tools to…

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  • It’s Finally Here: Support for OrCAD and Allegro on SnapEDA!

    June 10, 2015 natasha

    Today, we’re pleased to announce that one of SnapEDA’s most requested export formats is finally live. We have released support for Cadence Allegro and OrCAD on SnapEDA! SnapEDA is an ecosystem for PCB design, providing CAD data — such as PCB footprints and schematic symbols– for millions of electronics components. This allows engineers to get…

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  • Linkitz: Wearable Tech That Introduces Girls to STEM

    June 4, 2015 natasha

    We’ve all heard the stats that the percentage of women that go into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields could be better. Luckily a new class of toys are aiming to bridge the gap by introducing more girls to programming and technology at a young age. Linkitz, a Toronto-based startup, makes code-able friendship bracelets as a way to teach…

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  • How to Ask a Question About an Electronic Component on SnapEDA

    May 25, 2015 natasha

    One cool feature on SnapEDA is the ability to ask a question about a specific electronic component. This is a powerful feature because it allows you to tag your question to a particular electronic component so that other engineers helping you can quickly refer to the attached datasheet, specs, symbol/footprint, and other details needed to pinpoint the issue quickly.…

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  • What is SnapEDA? A Primer for Non-Engineers

    March 21, 2015 natasha

    For those involved in the day-to-day process of designing electronics, the pain SnapEDA is solving is clear: engineers are frustrated spending hours creating the basic building blocks needed to innovate new products. As a result, they’re turning to SnapEDA to download these building blocks (such as CAD symbols and footprints) instantly. This allows them to focus on…

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