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SnapEDA, the Internet’s leading parts library for circuit board design, has released a new plugin that allows hardware designers to find parts directly inside their design software, making it easier than ever to integrate new components into designs.
The new Altium Plugin joins the existing Eagle Plugin, which has been downloaded thousands of time since its launch in March. The free plugins connect to SnapEDA’s cloud-based library allowing hardware designers to search, find and download digital models for millions of electronic parts instantly. If a part isn't yet available in their library, it can be requested via InstaPart, their 24-hour model creation service launched last month.
Designers have traditionally spent days creating digital models for their designs. This process is tedious, time-consuming, and error-prone. The new plugins significantly boost productivity by allowing hardware designers to download SnapEDA's free models instantly so they can focus on the quality of their designs.
“These plugins are the next step towards our vision of making hardware design more frictionless. By breaking down the barriers in creating new products, we’re helping to unleash innovation and get new products to market faster,” said Natasha Baker, founder of SnapEDA.
As a neutral, third party content provider in the industry, SnapEDA is uniquely positioned to provide solutions that are complementary to EDA vendors. In addition to Altium & Eagle, SnapEDA’s digital models are compatible with other design software, including, KiCad, Cadence OrCad & Allegro (Beta), and Mentor Graphics PADS (Beta).
All new models created by the company conform to IPC-7351B standards and follow a three-step patent-pending verification process.
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SnapEDA is building the canonical library for circuit board design. By providing ready-to-use building blocks for design, its library shaves days off product development and reduces the risk of production delays, allowing designers to focus on optimization and innovation. Tens of thousands of hardware designers worldwide rely on SnapEDA to design faster, whether they’re making smartwatches, drones or robots. Based in San Francisco, the company is funded by Y Combinator and private investors. Visit www.snapeda.com to learn more.