BRISTOL, UK – Zuken and SnapEDA announced a new capability that provides eCADStar users with direct access to SnapEDA’s 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 3-D models that can be placed directly into a PCB design.
The download and place capability eliminates time 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,” said Christopher Hambleton, general manager, Zuken Technology Center Bristol.
In addition to finding CAD symbols, footprints, and 3-D models, engineers will also be able to view datasheets 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 a symbol and footprint request service for professional-grade CAD models within 24 hours. Alternatively, engineers can build symbols free 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,” said Natasha Baker, founder and CEO, SnapEDA.