• SnapEDA welcomes TraceParts to the SnapEDA community

    January 12, 2021 The SnapEDA Team

    Today we’re launching a new partnership with TraceParts, a leading provider of 3D digital content for engineers. With the new partnership, engineers will be able to find hundreds of thousands of mechanical computer-aided design (M-CAD) models downloadable in a wide range of formats directly through SnapEDA. This new partnership is intended to offer our engineering…

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  • What are anti-pads, and how to create them in Eagle

    December 22, 2020 Viktorrine_Ira

    What is an anti-pad? An anti-pad refers to the area around a plated through-hole, which voids or restricts other signal traces that should not be connected to that particular through-hole. They are often added to avoid short-circuits between neighboring holes. How do we add anti-pads in Eagle? The only way to form a layout closer…

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  • What are QFN Packages?

    December 22, 2020 Viktorrine_Ira

    QFN (quad flat no-lead) package is an IC component best used for programmable modules and microcomputers. It is also recommended to use this package for PCB designs with size, thickness and weight considerations. It is also known as quad micro leadframe package. Using QFN Packages Pros: Size and weight– It is a thin, compact package…

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  • Automated vs. Manually-Created CAD Models

    December 18, 2020 Viktorrine_Ira

    Are software-generated CAD models better or worse than those created manually by engineers? What are the pros and cons of each development style? In this post, we list the pros and cons of each type of model, and then share SnapEDA’s development process. Manually-Created CAD Models Manually created models are made individually based on a…

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  • SOS Electronic and SnapEDA

    SnapEDA ECAD Models Now on SOS electronic

    December 17, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    Engineers can now find millions of electronic component CAD models from SnapEDA on SOS electronic’s website. This makes it convenient for electronics designers to download models compatible with various PCB design tools, including KiCad, Eagle, OrCad, PADS, Altium, Allegro, Fusion 360, and many more, right from the SOS electronic website. About SOS electronic SOS electronic…

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    Introducing the SnapEDA Plugin for Altium Designer

    December 15, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    Today, we’re excited to launch a new plugin for Altium Designer! The plugin contains computer-aided design (CAD) models for millions of electronic components, many of which have been created in collaboration with industry-leading electronic component suppliers. The new plugin has incorporated the most popular requests from our plugin beta program, such as the ability to:…

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    SnapEDA ECAD & MCAD Models Now on Semikart

    December 3, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    SnapEDA ECAD & MCAD models are now on Semikart, an online marketplace for electronic components based in India. Engineers and designers that use Semikart can now easily access parts of more than 700 brands through SnapEDA’s library of models. Symbols and footprints can be downloaded all at once and are compatible with various ECAD &…

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  • New and Upgraded Filters Added to SnapEDA!

    November 19, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    SnapEDA is working on improvements to create an entirely new search user experience. Engineers can now search for parts through filters on our website. These are the new and upgraded filters that you can use to get more specific and relevant results faster: PackageWe’ve made it easier to find parts that meet your requirements by…

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  • 290,000+ New Symbols and Footprints Added to SnapEDA

    November 19, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    Over the past six weeks SnapEDA’s component engineering team has been focused on our engineering community’s main request: Add more libraries. This is why we have added 290,261 new symbols and footprints to help engineers to design their PCBs lightning-fast, we’re all about providing the building blocks for engineers so they can spend their time…

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  • The latest updates to our KiCad exporter

    November 19, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    In this year’s annual survey, we asked engineers what we could do to continue improving the CAD models we provide on SnapEDA. The top request – understandably – was that engineers simply wanted more symbols, footprints and 3D models. We got started on that right away. In mere months, our component engineering team added nearly…

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