A few weeks ago as I write this post, we rolled out a brand new version of our product configurator. This tool allows users to configure all of the options of a product to arrive at a full part number. These are options such as rows, positions, plating, orientation, latching, packaging, and more.
The upgrade brings a new user interface that is easier to use, as well as enhanced tools throughout various products. It’s also much more clear what the user needs to do once they see the configurator on the screen, and what to do once they change a callout to see a new image preview. Users will also get faster performance and better compatibility with newer browsers.
Download Models Faster Than Ever
One of the newest features of this new configurator is the model download section. If users want a CAD download of the product they’ve configured (a growing number of users want this), all they’ll need to do is click on CAD Download button, select the desired format using the CAD model selection screen, then click the Start generation button.
This will generate a model file within a few seconds for instant download. The upgraded infrastructure behind this new version also makes the generation process much faster.
From there, users can grab different formats if needed by removing and adding the desired type. We’re also working on the ability to download multiple files at once in the future release.
EDA Files Are Also Available for Many Products
If we have an EDA file available, these are also available from within this interface by clicking on the “SNAP-EDA” tab and clicking “Refresh”. This will generate the EDA file, then users can then toggle between Footprints and Symbols by using the dropdown box in this area of the tool.
Coming Soon to Samtec.com
That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and being a Samtec customer. Here is what we’re currently working on, and a few other updates that are coming soon!
- Continued upgrades to our e-commerce experience throughout the website
- Continued updates to manage profiles online
- An updated way to search High-Speed Board-to-Board Products
- An updated way to build Optics products online
- And much more…
Keep an eye out for these updates and more coming soon!
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