Mentor Graphics and SamacSys offer free CAD models for PartQuest

Mentor Graphics has partnered with SamacSys to provide free PCB symbols, footprints and 3D models from within PartQuest, Mentor’s online platform for finding component information. The SamacSys CAD library content saves companies the time-consuming task of library part creation.

SamacSys provides component ECAD data, and has been selected to provide CAD models for Mentor’s PADS, xDX Designer and Xpedition PCB design solutions. Components found on PartQuest can now be downloaded into any Mentor PCB format without the need for manually extracting information from datasheets to create the CAD models. SamacSys’ tools deliver live, IPC-standard, quality-checked parts libraries that never go out of date, says SamacSys.

Engineers and PCB designers have access to a library containing more than 13 million components. PartQuest users will now see the ‘green icon’ from SamacSys next to the components they wish to design-in. This content significantly reduces library development time and improves design accuracy during any product development cycle, claims SamacSys, leading to lower costs.

When a manufacturer brings a new component to the market, SamacSys’ PCB Library Wizard allows users to create their own IPC-compliant components for instant download. SamacSys believes it offers the only free part-creation service, with more than 90 per cent of new part requests fulfilled within 24 hours (measured during 2017).

SamacSys develops software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data. It is headquartered in the UK, and with over 100,000 users in more than 180 countries. SamacSys provides free-for-life access to high-quality PCB library content that integrate with existing PCB design tools, for every component and every engineer.

SamacSys’ customers range from individual engineers to international brands. SamacSys is the chosen partner of leading names such as Arrow Electronics, Mentor Graphics, ON Semiconductor, RS Components, STMicroelectronics and Zuken.

Mentor Graphics is a Siemens company, and supplies products, consulting services, and support, in the form of electronic hardware and software design, providing for electronic, semiconductor, and systems companies.

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