SnapEDA Partners with Master Electronics and OnlineComponents to Help Engineers Design Electronics Faster

October 23, 2021 by Alessandro Mascellino

Companies adding millions of SnapEDA CAD models to their platforms.

Master Electronics and have now made available on their respective platforms millions of SnapEDA computer-aided design (CAD) models.

Now, companies and private individuals alike will be able to view and download all SnapEDA models from both Master Electronics and websites.

The move is aimed at helping engineers design electronics faster and follows a rapid expansion for SnapEDA this past year, with many new models recently added to the platform.


Image used courtesy of SnapEDA.


The SnapEDA Platform

To take advantage of the SnapEDA CAD models, engineers will have to open either the Master Electronics and OnlineComponents website, then search for the part they need.

The SnapEDA Viewer will then open in a new browser tab/window to allow for examination and interactions with the CAD models.


The SnapEDA Viewer allows engineers to download free CAD models from affiliated websites. Image used courtesy of SnapEDA.


The specified designs can then be downloaded in over 15 PCB design tool formats,  including Altium, Autodesk EAGLE & Fusion 360, Cadence OrCAD & Allegro, and KiCad. 

According to SnapEDA, the platform is currently used by more than one million electronics engineers and PCB designers each year.

The company’s models are created using proprietary and patented creation, verification, and translation technology. 


The Master Electronics and OnlineComponents Partnership

The same technology was used to verify the new CAD models available on the Master Electronics and OnlineComponents websites.

For context, the process checks for common errors such as incorrect pin sequences and silkscreen-to-pad clearances to prevent expensive board respins.

“Engineers can now make their design ideas become reality with fewer barriers in the design Process,” explained SnapEDA Vice President of Sales Jennifer Paukert.

“We hope that by providing these tools and the parts they need all in one place it will make their design journey seamless," she added.

Paul Bates, Vice President of OnlineComponents, echoed Paukert’s point, and commenting on the news, said the partnership with SnapEDA will help the company’s customers find the tools they need to make their vision come to life.


SnapEDA models are now available from the website. Image used courtesy of SnapEDA.

“With the 3D models, symbols, and footprints all available to download for free, this is going to help engineers design faster and more efficiently,” Bates concluded.


A Rapid Expansion

SnapEDA has been growing steadily in the last few years, adding thousands of new CAD models through partnerships with TE Connectivity and Samtec back in 2018. 

More recently, the company joined forces with Panasonic to add more than 75,000 new CAD models to the SnapEDA platform.

According to the firm's 2020 Annual Designer Survey, more than 80% of engineers utilizing the SnapEDA platform eventually purchased the parts they downloaded CAD models for. 

The company also claims its syndication network now counts over 35 million engineers across 30 affiliated partners.

These include prominent electronics component distributors like Master Electronics and, EDA tool partners like Autodesk Fusion360, Proteus, Diptrace, and many other community platforms across the web. 

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