Team SnapEDA updates
Team SnapEDA updates

We've added 75,000 new Panasonic CAD models to save you time


New Supplier Models



We've added over 75,000 new CAD models for Panasonic's passive components, including their radial and surface mount resistors, capacitors and inductors.

The new models include schematic symbols and PCB footprints for electronics design, as well as 3D mechanical models to ensure proper mechanical clearances and design visualization. In addition to the CAD models themselves, engineers using SnapEDA can also see a real-time quality report generated by SnapEDA’s patented verification technology.

Read more on our blog.


You can now see restricted PCB areas in the SnapEDA Viewer





You can now see restricted areas on PCB footprints before downloading the footprint. Previously this layer was only seen in the CAD model itself after download.

Restricted areas indicate where copper and traces should not be placed on your board to ensure proper performance and manufacturability.

You'll see this new layer on products that require restricted areas. These areas are displayed using hashed blue lines. You can check out an example here!

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SnapEDA now supports DesignSpark PCB


New Feature



We are thrilled to welcome the DesignSpark PCB community to SnapEDA. With new support for the popular PCB design software, engineers can now search and download millions of CAD models, many of which have been made in collaboration with our incredible supplier partners, directly in the DesignSpark PCB format.

To get started, simply search for a part, select Download and then the DesignSpark PCB format. Import instructions are available here.

We hope this new collaboration will help DesignSpark PCB users design electronics faster!

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Updates to the SnapEDA Verification Checker: Automated verification of Pin 1, pin sequence, and swap levels





We've added new checks to our verification technology! To help provide more transparency into the quality of CAD models we provide on SnapEDA, our verification checker will now check for the presence of a Pin 1 indicator, check for anomalies in the pin sequence of a footprint, as well as check swap levels. Why are these new checks important?

  • Pin 1: Marking pin 1 is essential to understand the orientation of the component during debugging, and to ensure components are oriented correctly during assembly, particularly for components that are hand-assembled.
  • Pin sequence: You've verified the pin mapping between your symbol and footprint, but did you check the pin sequence on your footprint? Although a more rare point of failure as compared to pin mappings, if you've made an error with the sequence, then you'll have introduced a major issue. SnapEDA can now check pin sequence and flag anomalies!
  • Swap levels: If swap levels haven't been added to your component, then your EDA tool won't be able to use features like gate swapping correctly. We now have a check to ensure swap levels have been added correctly.

We hope these new verification checks provide you with more transparency into the quality of your libraries.

Let us know which checks you'd like to see next!

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The latest updates to our Allegro exporter





Here are the latest improvements to our Allegro exporter:

  • Polygons are now supported on the bottom side board layers
  • Special text like 'PCB Edge' in the documentation layer is now supported
  • Proper usage and placement of the DEV parameter: We now show the part number, and place it within the Package_Geometry_Assembly_Top and Package_Geometry_Silkscreen_Top layers, instead of the Device type Assembly_Top Layer
  • Repositioning of the Ref Des to prevent overlapping with other elements

Our goal is to provide fully native and high quality Allegro libraries, so if you have other feedback for us, please keep it coming!

SnapEDA is now available within Proteus PCB design software


New Feature



SnapEDA’s CAD model search and download is now integrated into Proteus Design Suite v8.12. This new feature allows engineers to search among millions of electronic components from within Proteus and seamlessly import them into their designs. Learn more on our blog.

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SnapEDA makes it easier for DipTrace users to look for parts


New Feature



Our recent collaboration with DipTrace lets their users access the SnapEDA search engine without having to leave their environment! We’ve included a plugin that allows them to search and place CAD models, download 3D models, and other functions that can help engineers in looking for parts in a much more efficient way.

Learn more about it on our blog

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You can now search and place SnapEDA parts from within ExpressPCB.


New Feature



With ExpressSCH Plus™ and ExpressPCB Plus® version 3.0, engineers can access our full search engine, easily place CAD models, and view datasheets without leaving their PCB design environment.

Learn more on our blog.


4.5x faster browsing for engineers in China 🇨🇳


New Feature



We're pleased to share that SnapEDA is now 4.5x times faster for engineers using the website from China. We hope this helps you to design electronics faster and better.


New Switchcraft CAD models on SnapEDA


New Supplier Models



We’ve added 850 new CAD models for Switchcraft products, including coaxial connector (XLR & DIN) and power jacks.

The symbols provided for Switchcraft models follow the standards set by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The manufacturing standards were set by Switchcraft’s engineering team, and include a solder mask expansion of 0.254mm for non-plated through holes. Additionally, these models were created to allow for panel-mounted connectors to also be PCB mountable.

Learn more here