Industrial Electronics

SnapEDA models help engineers design electronics faster

14 October 2021

Master Electronics and Onlinecomponents.com, both global distributors of electronic components, announced the release of millions of SnapEDA computer-aided design (CAD) models on their respective platforms.

As the pioneering search engine for electronics designers, SnapEDA has helped millions of professional engineers worldwide accelerate their designs via their CAD models. These CAD models are now available for direct, free download to engineers using the Master Electronics and OnlineComponents.com websites.

To get started, engineers simply search for the part they need on the aforementioned websites. After opening the SnapEDA Viewer, users can examine and interact with the CAD models, such as by rotating the 3D models to see the form factor, or hovering over pins to see relevant details.

The models can then be downloaded directly to over 15 PCB design tool formats, including Altium, The SnapEDA Viewer allows engineers on the Master Electronics and OnlineComponents.com websites to download free CAD models instead of spending time creating them from scratch. Source: SnapEDAThe SnapEDA Viewer allows engineers on the Master Electronics and OnlineComponents.com websites to download free CAD models instead of spending time creating them from scratch. Source: SnapEDAAutodesk EAGLE and Fusion 360, Cadence OrCAD and Allegro, and KiCad. After finishing their designs, engineers can go back to either Master Electronics or OnlineComponents.com to purchase the parts.

The new CAD models available on the Master Electronics and OnlineComponents.com websites undergo a thorough verification process based on SnapEDA’s newly patented CAD model verification technology, which is completely tailored to the needs of electronics designers. It checks for common errors such as incorrect pin sequences and silkscreen-to-pad clearances to prevent costly board respins.

SnapEDA works in collaboration with global component suppliers to help them increase their design wins via CAD models. According to their 2020 Annual Designer Survey, over 80% of engineers purchase the parts they downloaded CAD models for. As a result, SnapEDA leverages their massive direct community of millions of annual users, as well as the communities of their affiliated partners to grow component design-ins.

Over the last year, SnapEDA has been aggressively expanding its syndication network. Today, suppliers can access over 35MM engineers across 30 affiliated partners, which include component distributors like Master Electronics and OnlineComponents.com, EDA tool partners like Autodesk Fusion360, Proteus, Diptrace, as well as other community platforms across the web.

The new collaboration will help not only the engineering community but it will also contribute to making better stock decisions.

Adding the SnapEDA Viewer to any website involves just one line of code and can be implemented in mere minutes.

To contact the author of this article, email engineering360editors@globalspec.com


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