Free Symbols & Footprints Boost Design Productivity

Samtec is releasing new digital models for over 100,000 of its products on SnapEDA, the company’s circuit-board design library. Traditionally, designers have spent days creating digital models, i.e., symbols and footprints, for each component in their designs. Connectors are particularly time-consuming to create models for, due to their non-standard shapes, pitches, pads, and cutouts.

 

With the added models, designers can quickly discover, download, and design with over 100,000 ready-to-use Samtec connector models, helping accelerate the design process. The new models include USB, card edge, board-to-board, headers, and RF coaxial connectors. Models include accurate assembly, silkscreen and 3D features to support high density applications. The footprints employ courtyards, built-in dimensioning, and applicable metadata.

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Downloading the printed circuit board (PCB) models involves two steps: create a free account on the SnapEDA website, and then can download whatever is needed. Samtec has made the files available for OrCad, Allegro, Eagle and PADS, and using SnapEDA’s translation technology. The files can also be downloaded for Altium, KiCad, PCB123, Proteus 8.8, and Pulsonix. For greater insights, visit Samtec and to start downloading, visit SnapEDA.

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