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SnapEDA: Online Parts Library

The best place to find CAD parts for your circuit designs.

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SnapEDA (www.snapeda.com) is a free, online parts library for circuit board design. I started this because of my frustrations designing PCBs and getting derailed making symbols & footprints from scratch, and testing dubious SPICE models.

The library currently includes PCB footprints, schematic symbols, and 3D models that export to EAGLE, KiCad, Altium, Cadence OrCAD & Allegro, Mentor PADS, & Pulsonix. We plan to expand to other formats and types of content moving forward.

Our library is free and will always be free to support designers.

By the way, we have an API if anyone has ideas on how they can use our data in their projects! Please contact me for more info at natasha@snapeda.com.

http://www.snapeda.com

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Carl Farrington wrote 05/12/2018 at 09:28 point

This is freakin' incredible. Almost too good to be true.

Can't believe this obscure-ish part was right there.. https://www.snapeda.com/parts/QTH-030-02-F-D-A/Samtec/view-part/

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Freire wrote 08/21/2015 at 14:05 point

Excellent, thank you!

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Natasha Baker wrote 08/21/2015 at 06:53 point

As for an API -- yes we do have an API. Please email me (natasha@snapeda.com) if interested in learning more about it!

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Natasha Baker wrote 08/21/2015 at 06:52 point

Hi! It's a mix of data created by us, provided by manufacturers and other industry partners, and user-generated content. We run a script on each CAD file to expose common manufacturing issues -- like silkscreen-to-copper overlaps, centroid placement, etc. You can see this by clicking on a part page (ex: http://www.snapeda.com/parts/SN74HC138N/Texas Instruments/view-part/) and then clicking on "Validations". Our goal is to provide as much transparency as possible this way; the community can also rate parts. All footprints created by us follow IPC standards, and we follow internal symbol standards that we're going to publish soon to help guide the community.

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LazyHD wrote 08/21/2015 at 07:13 point

Sweet, (does the link mean that these footprints/symbols are from TI directly or that people created these parts for TI parts?) I had the wrong link, now it is clear uploaded by admin :).. 

I might be more interested in submitting than in requesting. The script is nice, but in my opinion this is not enough to make sure that the footprint is ready DFM wise. 

I was thinking about something like this sometime ago but only KiCad oriented, but SnapEDA looks much better. I will spend some time discovering the website. I will shoot you an email about the API later. Awesome work, keep it up.

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Natasha Baker wrote 08/21/2015 at 07:41 point

Thanks! Yes, we hear the DFM concern often and recognize it's something that will take more work to solve. If you have more ideas on what we can add to our Footprint Checker let me know. As for TI, you can get IPC footprints provided by them here (http://www.snapeda.com/libraries/texasinstruments/texas-instruments-packages/)

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LazyHD wrote 08/21/2015 at 06:35 point

May i ask who submits the footprints and who reviews them ? Do the footprints follow IPC standards ? How about schematic symbols do they follow any conventions ? Any API for integrating this with 3rd party PC tools ?

All the best 

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