• New Symbol and Footprint Filter to Find CAD Models Faster

    July 28, 2016 admin

    PCB designers often tell us that they select electronic components for their designs based on whether they can find symbols and footprints for them. To some extent it makes sense: the investment that goes into making CAD models is significant, and can instantly derail progress on a design. Of course, it’s also human nature to prefer the path of…

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  • Introducing the SnapEDA EAGLE Plugin: Find Symbols and Footprints From Within EAGLE (Alpha Release)!

    March 3, 2016 admin

    When we initially launched SnapEDA, the goal was to make it as easy as possible for engineers to find CAD models (PCB footprints, schematic symbols, 3D models) for their electronic design tool of choice, in a way that provided them with unprecedented transparency into standards and quality. Our vision was to give engineers the freedom to innovate and optimize their designs, with…

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  • Easier ways to give feedback on CAD parts

    March 2, 2016 admin

    It it now easier to view or add feedback on CAD models with our new commenting system. When we initially launched the Comments section, it was required to down-vote a part in order to be able to enter a comment. However, the feedback we received was that it would be useful to be able to point out certain…

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  • 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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