SnapEDA adds Chrome extension for CAD models

SnapEDA adds Chrome extension for CAD models

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By Nick Flaherty

SnapEDA has launched an extension for the Chrome browser that allows electronics designers to find CAD models on every distributor website.

The extension automatically notifies designers when a CAD model is available. The CAD model can then be added to a desktop printed circuit board (PCB) design tool with one click. 

The extension pairs with the new SnapEDA Desktop application, which creates a bridge between the web for component research and the desktop design environment. It provides three types of CAD models: schematic symbols, PCB footprints and 3D models. Supported formats include Eagle, Altium and KiCad, and there are more coming soon.

Over the last year, SnapEDA has been expanding the SnapEDA Syndication Network, which now has 35 affiliated partners including distributors, PCB design tools, and media sites, with 12 new partners added in 2021 alone. The SnapEDA Chrome extension is especially helpful on websites that haven’t yet joined the SnapEDA Syndication Network as it now allows engineers to find CAD models on those websites.

The SnapEDA Chrome extension is free and can be downloaded at

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