• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • InstaPart Credits Now Available

    November 28, 2016 The SnapEDA Team

    Based on popular demand, we’ve now added the ability to purchase InstaPart credits. InstaPart is our on-demand service to get any symbol & footprint in 24 hours. Although SnapEDA’s parts library is free, InstaPart provides the ability to request parts that aren’t yet available for download in the library. As we continue to expand our R&D efforts, our mission is…

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  • New Symbol and Footprint Filter to Find CAD Models Faster

    July 28, 2016 The SnapEDA Team

    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 The SnapEDA Team

    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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