PCB123® Launches Access to Millions of Cloud-Based Symbols & Footprints

MULINO, Ore. & SAN FRANCISCO–()–Today, Sunstone Circuits, creators of the free PCB design tool, PCB123,
and SnapEDA, the Internet’s first parts library for circuit board
design, are launching a new integration that allows designers to search
for digital models directly inside the PCB123 design environment.

Designers have traditionally wasted days creating digital models, such
as symbols & footprints, for their designs. This process is tedious,
time-consuming, and error-prone. With today’s release of PCB123 Version
5.6, designers can now search and download free, cloud-based symbols and
footprints directly during design capture and layout, significantly
boosting design productivity.

“For forty years, PCB designers have frittered away countless hours
defining parts because there simply wasn’t a workable, affordable source
for accurate, ready-made parts. In fact, surveys show that most
professional designers spend an average of 30-35% of their design time
just making new parts definitions before they can even get started,”
said Nolan Johnson, CAD & EDA Product Marketing Manager at Sunstone
Circuits.

“SnapEDA has disrupted that dynamic in an easy-to-use, no-cost utility,
and PCB123 is proud to be bringing true in-tool integration of SnapEDA’s
parts search functions to our loyal users – in a free PCB CAD tool, no
less,” Johnson added.

PCB123 is a free, full-function PCB CAD tool, comprised of a schematic
editor, physical layout editor, 3-dimensional mechanical previews, and
BOM editor. By augmenting the tool with cloud-based libraries, designers
will get real-time access to new symbols & footprints added to SnapEDA’s
catalog, as well the ability to request parts they need for their
designs with InstaPart, the…

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