CAD models join PCB design platform

Article By : Susan Nordyk

SnapEDA's library of CAD models is now part of Nexar's growing ecosystem of cloud-based PCB design tools.

SnapEDA’s library of computer-aided design (CAD) models is now part of Nexar’s growing ecosystem of cloud-based PCB design tools. The partnership aims to streamline PCB design and part selection workflows into a single, unified experience.

Nexar, a business unit of Altium, leverages the cloud to connect Altium 365 PCB design users with software, suppliers, and manufacturers. With the addition of SnapEDA, engineers can download ready-to-use CAD symbols, footprints, and 3D models. Also part of the Nexar cloud-based partner platform is Octopart, an electronic part search engine powered by part data and intelligence from the Nexar API.

“Adding SnapEDA electronics design libraries means PCB designers won’t have to change their current workflows to access content that’s meaningful to getting their jobs done,” said Ted Pawela, Chief Ecosystem of Altium and Head of Nexar. “Octopart will be the first to launch this integration. Octopart users will have the ability to search and access 10 million electronic component models that are compatible with nearly all major PCB design tools.”

The Snap EDA CAD library will be available in December 2021.

This article was originally published on EDN.


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