21,000 free ready-to-use CAD models for hardware design

14-10-2022 | Amphenol | Industrial

Amphenol Communication Solutions and SnapEDA are offering over 21,000 new digital models to enable designers to bring their products to market faster.

Electronic designers spend weeks modelling the electronic components in their circuit board designs, a time-consuming and expensive process. Modelling these components demands a high level of detail, and even a single error may lead to significant losses of money and time.

With this collaboration, engineers can find readily available digital models – including schematic symbols, PCB footprints and 3D models – for thousands of the company's products. Over 21,000 products are supported, covering cable-to-board, D-sub, power, SFP, USB, and QSFP connectors.

These models are freely available to download on the company's website through the SnapEDA Viewer, on SnapEDA and through the SnapEDA Syndication Network.

“To help our customers innovate more quickly, we have expanded our easy-to-access digital content like 3D models,” said Becky McMorrow, director of Global Marketing for Amphenol Communications Solutions. “Speed to market is critical for our customers, and we are pleased to offer them enhanced digital tools that help solve their design challenges.”

Powered by the SnapEDA Viewer, customers on its website can search for a product they require, preview and interact with the CAD models, and download them in their desired PCB format of choice. Alternatively, engineers can search for a product of interest on SnapEDA, where it can also be downloaded. The libraries are offered to download in over 15 PCB design formats, including Altium, Cadence OrCad/Allegro, KiCad, Autodesk EAGLE and Fusion360 and more.

“Amphenol is one of the top connector companies on SnapEDA, and we’re happy to partner with them to improve the design productivity of professional engineers,” said Natasha Baker, the CEO and Founder of SnapEDA.


By Seb Springall