• Altium Designer Tips & Tricks

    Tips & Tricks to Boost your Productivity in Altium Designer!

    May 29, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    SnapEDA’s mission is to help engineers design electronics faster by removing barriers. We reduce development time so engineers can focus on increasing their productivity while designing. Altium Designer is one of the most popular PCB design tools, and one of the formats we support. So we’ve decided to share some of our favorite Altium Designer…

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  • SnapEDA now supports Altium’s native .IntLib format

    May 27, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    After lots of feedback from the SnapEDA community, we are excited to introduce a new, native Altium exporter! ✨ This exporter will make it more seamless to download Altium symbols & footprints into your designs. In a few clicks, you’ll get your symbols & footprints in their native *.intlib format. What this means for Altium designers Altium…

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  • Getting started with SnapEDA Part II: Using InstaBuild

    January 9, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    In the second part our Getting Started guide, we’ll be showing you to how to use SnapEDA to speed up symbol & footprint creation when the exact part you need doesn’t yet exist in our library.

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  • SnapEDA updates KiCad footprint support!

    January 7, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    After countless requests from the KiCad community, we are pleased to announce that SnapEDA is now supporting the latest KiCad footprint format!  This is great news for KiCad users because this format, introduced in KiCad Version 4, brought many improvements that benefit our community starting today! These improvements include native-software support of slotted holes (oval…

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  • Why open hardware needs open software – and more from Wayne Stambaugh of KiCad

    October 28, 2019 The SnapEDA Team

    As KiCad’s lead developer, Wayne, and his team have a big vision – to build a best-in-breed PCB design tool. It’s an ambitious goal for an open-source project whose commercial counterparts have seen millions in investment. But KiCad is well on that path. An ever-increasing number of designers now use the PCB design tool. With…

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  • Over 100,000 new Samtec models now on SnapEDA!

    September 25, 2018 The SnapEDA Team

    We’re excited to announce that you can now find new symbols and footprints for over 100,000 Samtec products on SnapEDA! Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $713MM global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions. They’re among the most in-demand connector manufacturers on SnapEDA.  With these new symbols & footprints, designers can…

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  • You can now customize your InstaPart requests!

    November 8, 2017 natasha

    Great news for engineers who have custom requirements and preferences for their parts libraries. It is now possible to specify custom instructions when requesting a symbol and footprint on SnapEDA via our InstaPart service! This new feature is helpful when you want to deviate from the standards we use. For example, some engineers want “no…

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  • Our top picks for electronics designers at PCBWest 2017

    September 29, 2017 The SnapEDA Team

    On September 13th, the SnapEDA team made the trek down from San Francisco to sunny Santa Clara (in Silicon Valley) for the annual PCB West exhibition. The show was packed with great energy – meaning lots of exciting things are on the horizon for the electronics industry! Here are some of our favorite products from…

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  • A Breakdown of Circuit Board Design Around the World

    November 21, 2016 The SnapEDA Team

    When you think about electronics design, you would probably guess that the vast majority is taking place in the U.S., India, China, Germany or Japan. But our data tells a different story. We discovered that design & innovation is happening everywhere, and that the electronics design industry is vast, global, and widely distributed. Let’s take a look at where PCBs are…

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  • SnapEDA’s New Issue Reporting System

    November 18, 2016 mike

    We’re happy to announce our new issue reporting feature for symbols and footprints. You can now report any issues you find and we’ll be notified immediately. Here’s how it works: On any part page, you’ll notice the new ‘Report’ button under the symbol and footprint. Simply click on it to report an issue.

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