Design Electronics Faster with Free Symbols, Footprints and 3D Models

by Nicolette Emmino

Engineers can now find & download free symbols, footprints and 3D models from SnapEDA to
accelerate their designs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Wednesday 13, 2021) —Today, Master Electronics and
— both leading global distributors of electronic components — are announcing the release of millions of
SnapEDA computer-aided design (CAD) models on their respective platforms.
As the pioneering search engine for electronics designers, SnapEDA has helped millions of professional
engineers worldwide accelerate their designs via their CAD models. These CAD models are now
available for direct, free download to engineers using the Master Electronics and
To get started, engineers simply search for the part they need on the aforementioned websites. They’ll
then see a link to open the SnapEDA Viewer, where they can examine and interact with the CAD models,
such as by rotating the 3D models to see the form factor, or hovering over pins to see relevant details.

Image 1. The SnapEDA Viewer allows engineers on the Master Electronics and websites to download free CAD models instead of spending days of time creating them from scratch

Image 1. The SnapEDA Viewer allows engineers on the Master Electronics and websites to download free CAD models instead of spending days of time creating them from scratch

The models can then be downloaded directly to over 15 PCB design tool formats, including Altium,
Autodesk EAGLE & Fusion 360, Cadence OrCAD & Allegro, and KiCad. After the engineers finish their
designs, they can go back to either Master Electronics or to purchase the parts.
“At SnapEDA, we believe that electronics engineers and designers are a leading force in improving the
world around us. That’s why we’re so passionate about helping engineers bring new products to life
faster. We’re excited to be able to support Master Electronics’ and’s large
customer bases during their design journeys” said Natasha Baker, Founder & CEO of SnapEDA.

The new CAD models available on the Master Electronics and websites undergo
a thorough verification process based on SnapEDA’s newly patented CAD model verification technology,
which is completely tailored to the needs of electronics designers. It checks for common errors such as
incorrect pin sequences and silkscreen-to-pad clearances to prevent costly board respins.
“Master Electronics is excited to collaborate with SnapEDA to provide even more helpful solutions to our
customers. Engineers can now make their design ideas become reality with less barriers in the design
process. We hope that by providing these tools and the parts they need all in one place it will make their
design journey seamless,” said Jennifer Paukert, Vice President of Sales.
“ is always motivated to find the tools that our customers need to make their vision
come to life and SnapEDA is providing just that. With the 3D models, symbols, and footprints all available
to download for free, this is going to help engineers design faster and more efficiently” said Paul Bates,
Vice President of

SnapEDA works in collaboration with global component suppliers to help them increase their design wins
via CAD models. According to their 2020 Annual Designer Survey, over 80% of engineers purchase the
parts they downloaded CAD models for. As a result, SnapEDA leverages their massive direct community
of millions of annual users, as well as the communities of their affiliated partners to grow component

Over the last year, SnapEDA has been aggressively expanding its syndication network. Today, suppliers
can access over 35MM engineers across 30 affiliated partners which include component distributors like
Master Electronics and, EDA tool partners like Autodesk Fusion360, Proteus,
Diptrace, as well as other community platforms across the web.
The new collaboration will help not only the engineering community but it will also contribute to making
better stock decisions.

Adding the SnapEDA Viewer to any website involves just 1 line of code and can be implemented in mere
minutes. To learn more about the SnapEDA Viewer, visit

About SnapEDA

SnapEDA helps engineers design electronics faster by removing barriers. Its search engine for
electronics design is used by over 1 million electronics engineers and PCB designers each year, creating
everything from medical devices to automotive electronics. By providing ready-to-use building blocks for
design, including symbols & PCB footprints, its library shaves days off product development, allowing
designers to focus on optimization and innovation. SnapEDA’s models are created using proprietary and
patented creation, verification, and translation technology. Learn more at

About Master Electronics

Master Electronics is a leading global authorized distributor of electronic components. For more than half
a century, our family-owned company has remained focused on strong relationships, responsive service
and added value. This is how Master Electronics has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of customers
in partnership with hundreds of world-class suppliers.

About Online Components is a leading global authorized distributor of electronic components. Founded in
1999, was created to provide a quick and convenient shopping experience for
customers. The site features an inventory of over 400,000 in-stock parts from a selection of more than
300 premier brands all while providing exceptional service.

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