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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
Custom solder paste and solder mask are now properties of the pads in Altium
Custom solder paste and solder mask are now properties of the pads in Altium. Before this update, we were adding extra objects to design custom solder paste and mask shapes but now, you’ll be able to see the dimensions of these shapes in the properties of the pads!
Batch export your personal parts library to Altium
You have now the ability to not just create your own personal parts library but also batch export symbols, footprints, and 3D models as an integrated Altium library file!
3D models are now merged within the KiCad footprints
We asked engineers what we could do to continue improving the KiCad CAD models we provide on SnapEDA and one of the top requests was to merge 3D models into the footprint. This is now live for parts with a 3D model present!
Native slotted holes for Allegro footprints
We’re now natively supporting slotted holes for Allegro footprints, if you download parts that have slotted holes, you’ll find a padstack file with all the information about them. You don’t have to manually modify the size and shape of the slotted hole anymore!
Support for oval shape SMD pads in KiCad
We’re excited to share that we are now natively supporting oval shape SMD pads in KiCad! You can check an example here.
Batch export KiCad libraries as a single library file
Have you ever wanted to download a project library of all parts you need as a single library file? This is your day! SnapEDA allows you to batch together multiple KiCad part libraries in just one file. On each part page, simply click Add to Library. You can then view your part library and choose KiCad as the download format.
Supporting bottom SMD pads in Allegro
Bottom SMD pads are now supported in our Allegro footprints. If you are using a footprint that has SMD pads on the copper top and the bottom layers, you will now be able to see them both in your footprint files! Check an example here.