Circuit board design has historically been a time-consuming and challenging process due to the variety of product configurations and standards. This means users will be able to prevent footprint errors with a library of verified PCB footprints and symbols readily available in all major CAD formats, including: Altium, Eagle, KiCad, OrCAD/Allegro, PADS/DxDesigner, and PCB123.
The files are free to download from CUI’s CAD model library and product pages, or via the SnapEDA website, where they can then be placed directly into a product’s design.
“This partnership with SnapEDA is a continuation of CUI’s mission to equip our customers with necessary design tools and resources at every stage of the product development cycle,” said Jeff Schnabel, CUI’s VP of Global Marketing. “The addition of these PCB footprint files bolsters CUI’s already extensive catalog of ready-made 3D models, further streamlining the design process for engineers,” Schnabel concluded.
“We are committed to building the industry’s largest, verified library of component models. Adding CUI and their broad portfolio of board level components to our catalog supplies yet another source from which engineers can gather PCB files for seamless integration into their designs,” said Natasha Baker, CEO of SnapEDA.
Providing ready-to-use building blocks for circuit board design via a website and plugins for PCB design tools can shave days off product development so that designers can focus on product optimisation and innovation. Over half a million engineers use SnapEDA each year, evaluating nearly two million electronic components for designs that range from medical devices, to electric airplanes. SnapEDA is funded by Y Combinator and private investors.