eCADSTAR adds SnapEDA to its library

Engineers can access millions of computer-aided design models from SnapEDA within Zuken’s eCADStar PCB Design tool suite, as part of the partnership between the two companies.

The new capability provides users of Zuken’s eCADStar direct access to SnapEDA’s comprehensive online library.

Using eCADStar’s embedded internet access, PCB designers can search and download from SnapEDA’s library of electronic component models. The models include symbols, footprints, and 3D models that can be placed directly into a PCB design. The streamlined download and place capability eliminates the time and effort required to create and verify the component library, says the company. 

All component downloads from SnapEDA are backed-up by a real-time quality report generated by SnapEDA’s patented verification technology. This feature helps build confidence and eliminate costly prototype iterations. In addition to finding CAD symbols, footprints, and 3D models, engineers will also be able to view datasheets and distributor stock levels and pricing.

Engineers accessing SnapEDA from eCADStar will also be able to use InstaPart to request parts that are unavailable for download. The InstaPart symbol and footprint request service is used by the world’s largest OEMs for professional-grade CAD models within 24 hours. Alternatively, engineers can build symbols free of charge using SnapEDA’s computer-vision builder, InstaBuild.

“We’re thrilled to be able to add additional value to [Zuken’s] platform with the SnapEDA experience, which will bring them millions of supplier-vetted CAD models and rigorous verification checks,” said Natasha Baker, founder, and CEO of SnapEDA.

To start downloading SnapEDA CAD models, engineers can visit the Web Lookup Preferences section in eCADStar and select SnapEDA as the search engine. The eCADSTAR library searcher is connected directly with SnapEDA.

Over one million electronics engineers and PCB designers use SnapEDA’s search engine for electronics design each year, creating everything from medical devices to automotive electronics. By providing ready-to-use building blocks for design, including symbols and PCB footprints, the library shaves days off product development, allowing designers to focus on optimisation and innovation, says the company. SnapEDA’s models are created using proprietary and patented creation, verification, and translation technology. 

eCADStar 3D PCB Design combines EDA software and the flexibility of the internet through a common user interface and a centralised library in schematic and PCB editors. Design constraints can be defined and analysed in both the eCADStar schematic and PCB design editors.

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