Samtec is releasing new digital ECAD models for over 100,000 of its products on SnapEDA, the industry-leading circuit board design library.
Traditionally, designers have spent days creating digital ECAD models – such as symbols and footprints – for each component in their designs. Creating ECAD connector models is especially time-consuming due to their non-standard shapes, pitches, pads, and cutouts.
With this new collaboration designers can now easily discover, download, and design with over 100,000 ready-to-use Samtec connector ECAD models, helping accelerate the design process. The new models include board-to-board, headers, card-edge, RF coaxial, and USB connectors.
Created by Samtec’s Signal Integrity Team, these detailed, high-quality models include accurate assembly, silkscreen and 3D features to support high density applications. The footprints employ courtyards, built-in dimensioning, and applicable metadata.
Downloading the printed circuit board (PCB) models is simple: designers create a free account on the SnapEDA website, and then they can download for free. Samtec has made the files available for OrCad, Allegro, Eagle and PADS. Using SnapEDA’s library translator, the files can also be downloaded for Altium, KiCad, PCB123, Proteus 8.8, and Pulsonix.
Our friends at SnapEDA tell us that Samtec is one of the most in-demand connector manufacturers and they feel designers will benefit greatly from these new PCB libraries.
Other Links That May Be Of Interest:
- Download 3D Models Easily From samtec.com
- Case Study Details Samtec’s Downloadable 3D Models
- Best Practices For Connector Models
SnapEDA is the Internet’s first & leading electronics design library. They help over half a million hardware designers build products faster each year. Ready-to-use building blocks can be downloaded from their website or plugins. For added productivity, designers can leverage InstaBuild, our computer-vision library creators, and InstaPart, their 24-hour request service. Launched in 2013, SnapEDA is funded by Y Combinator and private investors. Learn more at www.snapeda.com.
In the Samtec 3D Models library, many types of 2D and 3D models including AutoCad, Solid Edge, Inventor and 3D Studio Max are available for each series free of charge. Designers can download their models using our 3D Model Part Configurator. Here’s an example of a standard header strip: https://www.samtec.com/products/tsw#models