eCADSTAR Expands Library Content with SnapEDA

Engineers can access millions of computer-aided design models from SnapEDA within eCADSTAR to design electronics quickly.

Engineers can access millions of computer-aided design models from SnapEDA within eCADSTAR to design electronics quickly.

eCADSTAR users can now connect with the online database of SnapEDA to search parts and use them in their eCADSTAR designs. Image courtesy of Zuken/SnapEDA.


Zuken and SnapEDA, a provider of verified online electronic components, are announcing a new capability that provides users of Zuken’s eCADSTAR PCB Design Tool Suite with 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 effort required to create and verify the component library. 

“Our partnership with SnapEDA builds upon eCADSTAR’s internet-friendly experience by providing seamless connectivity from within the design tool. With its easy access and proprietary verification technology, SnapEDA provides a valuable extension to our eCADSTAR ecosystem. SnapEDA’s dedication to quality and industry standards is what Zuken’s professional user base requires to bring their products to market,” says Christopher Hambleton, general manager, Zuken Technology Center Bristol.

All component downloads from SnapEDA are backed up by a real-time quality report generated by SnapEDA’s verification technology. In addition to finding CAD symbols, footprints, and 3D models, engineers will also be able to view data sheets 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. InstaPart is the industry’s original symbol and footprint request service and is used by OEMs for professional-grade CAD models within 24 hours. Alternatively, engineers can build symbols free of charge using SnapEDA’s computer-vision builder, InstaBuild.

“Zuken is an industry leader of rigorous and sophisticated PCB design tools. We’re thrilled to be able to add additional value to their platform with the SnapEDA experience, which will bring them millions of supplier-vetted CAD models and rigorous verification checks,” says 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 their search engine of choice. The eCADSTAR library searcher is connected directly with SnapEDA.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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