New CAD models for TE Connectivity's digital temperature sensors

TE Connectivity’s digital temperature sensors are now available on SnapEDA. Available in miniature packages, these sensors provide industry-leading 0.1ºC accuracy. Find the CAD models here: https://bit.ly/3fz1wEi

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New 3D viewer to see component dimensions before download

We have launched a new and improved 3D viewer. It allows engineers to preview 3D models available on SnapEDA before download. Among its key functionalities, you'll find:

Dimensions: You can now view measurements of the models. You can enable or disable this feature by clicking on Dimensions in the bottom right-hand corner.

Full-screen view: If you want to take a closer look at the 3D model, click on the Fullscreen button in the bottom right-hand corner. To exit full-screen view, click the button again, or hit the escape key on your keyboard.

Zoom: Zoom in and out on the 3D model using your mouse wheel.

Panning: Pan using your right mouse button and by dragging your cursor.

You can access it in the 3D Model tab of our any of our parts with 3D models available.

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Improved footprint attributes for PADS users

The attribute geometry.height is now included in the footprint data when downloading in the PADS format.

The geometry.height attribute helps designers visualize the maximum height of the components, even if they don't have a 3D model in place. This is very useful in the design of enclosures and aids the engineer in easily identifying the critical components based on their height.

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Improved visualization of pin-to-pad relations

If you're viewing a 2D model and want to understand the relations between pins in the symbol and pads in the footprint, we've made it easier for you. All you have to do is place your cursor over any of the pins to see the corresponding pad highlighted. It also works if you place the cursor over any pad in the footprint to see the pin accentuated in the symbol. If there is a pin mapped to several pads, you can also see this relation in the footprint, as several pads are pointed out.

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You can now remove parts from your personal library

The personal library allows you to create a project library of all the parts you need for your design, and export them as one single symbol & footprint library.

After adding a part to your personal library, you can now remove it directly from your library without needing to return to the part page to do so.

To try out this new feature:

1. Add the part to your personal library

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2. Go to your personal library. You'll see a new x at the top right-hand corner beside each part. Simply click to remove the part from your library.

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When you're ready to download, simply select Download Library and select your format of choice.

Rotated slotted holes are now supported for Proteus 8.9+!

Today, we are excited to share that Proteus users can now import parts with rotated slotted holes! The update is available for users of Proteus 8.9 and later versions.

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Finding replacement parts for your PCB designs

All electronic components will eventually become obsolete; therefore, finding the right replacements is critically important for your PCB design!

SnapEDA now helps engineers find replacements for parts that are no longer in production, and/or which may be difficult to find in the supply chain, just like the SIM8050-6-0-14-00-A from GCT!

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For products marked as obsolete or not recommended for new designs you'll see a banner at the top of the page, and a recommendation for an active product to use in lieu of that specific product.

New Native Altium (.IntLib) Export! 🚀

SnapEDA is always looking to make PCB design faster for you. After plenty of feedback, we are now supporting Altium native files!

In just a few clicks, you can now access native Altium libraries! The new exporter has many improvements, including native-looking yellow symbols, native slotted holes, and no more duplication of copper top objects on the solder mask and solder paste layers!

We hope this new exporter makes your designs faster and more productive!

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.Kicad_mod format supported now by SnapEDA! ✨

After countless requests from the KiCad community, we are pleased to announce that SnapEDA is now supporting the latest KiCad footprint format!

These improvements include native-software support of slotted holes (oval holes) and support for new layers, including the F.CrtYd and B.CrtYd layers to define a courtyard area, and F.Fab and B.Fab documentation layers. You can read more here.

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Wildcards are now supported in search!

For engineers who want to search for electronic components that match a particular structure, we have now added wildcard support to the SnapEDA search! You can use either the * or ? as a wildcard.

For example, to search for all parts that match the following part structure, just the stars as follows:

BD040-20-*-*-****-****-*-*

You can see the sample results here:

https://www.snapeda.com/search/?q=BD040-20-*-*-****-****-*-*&search-type=parts

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