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Distributors release millions of SnapEDA CAD models

Distributors, Master Electronics and Onlinecomponents.com, have released millions of SnapEDA computer-aided design (CAD) models on their respective platforms.

A pioneering search engine, SnapEDA has helped millions of professional engineers worldwide accelerate their designs via their CAD models. These CAD models are now available for direct, free download to engineers using the Master Electronics and OnlineComponents.com websites.

Engineers will now be able to simply search for the part they need on these websites. They’ll see a link to open the SnapEDA Viewer, where they can examine and interact with the CAD models, for example, by rotating the 3D models to see the form factor, or hovering over pins to see relevant details.

The models can then be downloaded directly to over 15 PCB design tool formats, including Altium, Autodesk EAGLE & Fusion 360, Cadence OrCAD & Allegro, and KiCad. After the engineers finish their designs, they can go back to either Master Electronics or OnlineComponents.com to purchase the parts.

The CAD models available on the Master Electronics and OnlineComponents.com websites undergo a thorough verification process based on SnapEDA’s newly patented CAD model verification technology. Tailored to the needs of electronics designers, it checks for common errors such as incorrect pin sequences and silkscreen-to-pad clearances to prevent costly board respins.

Over the last year, SnapEDA has expanded its syndication network and today suppliers can access over 35m engineers across 30 affiliated partners which include component distributors like Master Electronics and OnlineComponents.com, EDA tool partners like Autodesk Fusion360, Proteus, Diptrace, as well as other community platforms across the web.

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Neil Tyler

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