Digi-Key offers free online library for 3D models, EDA and CAD toolsets

Distributor, Digi-Key Electronics, now offers a new interface to the Ultra Librarian, online library. The Ultra Librarian online library provides symbols, footprints, and 3D models for one million in-stock Digi-Key parts.

The new interface offers an easy download of library components in 22 CAD formats supporting most EDA and CAD toolsets, say Digi-key. Customers can now verify the Digi-Key and manufacturer’s part number, preview the graphics for the models, choose the output formats, and download up to 30 parts per month.

The interface and enlarged library is designed to help customers get a jump-start on incorporating new parts into a design with accurate and usable symbols, footprints, and 3D models. Randall Restle, vice president, Applications Engineering at Digi-Key, says: “Our goal is to get CAD models for all of the parts we offer so that our customers can focus on design and get their products to market faster.”

Digi-Key also offers Ultra Librarian pre-built parts in bundles for customers that need more than the free allocation of parts.  These bundles can be purchased in sizes of 50, 100, and 1,000 pre-built parts and can also be delivered in any of the 22 CAD formats that Ultra Librarian supports. Additionally, customers who want to build their own part libraries can purchase Ultra Librarian desktop software.

“We are building the Gold Standard for EDA libraries so that engineering teams can depend on downloaded parts as a reliable and effective time saving method of attaining CAD library components,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation, owner of the Ultra Librarian brand.   

Digi-Key Electronics is headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA. The full-service distributor of electronic components offers more than five million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos and multimedia libraries. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat.



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