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How To Import

Altium Designer
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Follow Steps:

Select File > Import Wizard

Select PCAD library from the list and click Next

Click Next again to skip importing a P-CAD design

In the dialog to import a PCAD library, add the file downloaded from SnapEDA

Follow the rest of the prompts

 

 

Note: Make sure to click Next on the option to import P-CAD designs. This is where many people get stuck!

Eagle Designer
Autodesk Eagle
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Follow Steps:

Open Eagle and go to the Control Panel

Expand Libraries and you’ll see the lbr folder

Locate the part you’ve downloaded from SnapEDA and drag it to the lbr folder in Eagle’s control panel

You’ll now see the new part displayed under the lbr folder, right click and select use

The part is now ready to be used in a schematic or board

Tip: To better organize your parts in Eagle, you can right-click on the lbr folder and create a new ‘SnapEDA’ folder to store the parts you’ve downloaded from SnapEDA

Cadence Allegro(V16 & V17)
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Simply double-click on the .dra file to open it in Allegro.

Cadence Allegro (Pre V16)
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Add files to your padstack path

Double-click allegro-builder.bat to run the script

Editing the Allegro Padstack Path
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In Allegro, select Setup > User Preferences

In Categories, select Paths > Library

In Category : Library, click  after padpath

The Items window shows where you should place a copy of the downloaded .zip archive file contents.

Restart Allegro upon making changes to the padpath settings

Note: Frequent users may want to create a new path for each download to store padstacks.

OrCAD Capture
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Select File > Import Design.

Select the EDIF tab

For the Open field, click the Browse… button, and select the .edf file you downloaded

For the Configuration file field, click the Browse… button, then select the EDIF2CAP.CGF file included in the .zip folder

Click Ok

DX Designer
DX Designer
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Follow Steps:

Select File > Import > PADS Logic

Go to the Libraries tab

Click the Add.. button and navigate to the *.p file included in your download

Click Translate

Proteus
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Follow Steps:

Start either the Schematic or PCB layout module

Invoke the ‘Import Parts’ command from the Library menu Next

Click ‘Select File’

Change the file type filter to the ‘SnapEDA Downloads’option

Browse to the folder containing the download (.snapeda file).

Double click the downloaded file

Choose the desired footprint (if the download contains several footprint options)

Click ‘Import Part’

Work through the Make Package and Make Device wizards as you would for a manually created part

Repeat from step 3 if multiple parts have been downloaded

KiCad
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Follow Steps for KiCad 4 and Newer:

Extract the content of the downloaded .zip file

In KiCad, go to Tools > Open Eeschema

Select Preferences > Component Libraries

In the Component library files section, click Add

Select the .lib library file

Go to Tools > Open PcbNew

Click Preferences > Footprint Libraries Wizard

Follow the steps in the wizard to select and import the footprint library (.mod file)

Tip: If you can’t find the footprint after import, please try these steps:

  1. Select Preferences > Footprint Libraries Manager
  2. In PCB Library Tables click Append Library
  3. Select the Legacy type
  4. In the library path section, navigate to the location where you previously extracted the ZIP contents (where the .mod file should be), then copy and paste the library path
  5. Select a nickname for your library and click OK
Follow Steps for Older Versions of KiCad:
Import Symbols

Launch Eeschema.

Select Preferences > Library.

In the from… window, in the User Defined Search Path area, click Add.

In the Default Path for Libraries windows, navigate to the location where your previously extracted the ZIP contents, then click Select Folder.

In the Path type window, click No (unless you use project-specific libraries).

In the from… window, in the Component Library Files area, click Add.

In the Library files: window, select the LIB file, then click Open. The symbol now shows in the Component Library Files list.

In the from… window, click OK.

Import Footprints

Launch Pcbnew.

Select Preferences > Library.

In the from… window, in the User defined search paths area, click Add.

In the Default Path for Libraries windows, navigate to the location where your previously extracted the ZIP contents, then click Select Folder.

In the Path type window, click No (unless you use project-specific libraries).

In the from… window, in the Component Library Files area, click Add.

In the Footprint library files window, select the MOD file, then click Open. The footprint now shows in the Footprint library files list.

In the from… window, click OK.

PADS
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Follow Steps:
Extract files to your preferred path

Extract the .zip file

Start PADS Layout

Select File > Library

Browse to your preferred library from the drop-down menu, or create a new library if you wish

To import the symbol

Select the CAE Decals option

Click Import… and browse to the extracted folder and select the .c library file

To import the footprint

Select the PCB Decals option

Click Import… and browse to the extracted folder and select the .d library file

To import the part

Select the Parts option

Click Import… and browse to the extracted folder and select the .p library file

How to Link a 3D STEP file to a footprint in PADS layout

Import the footprint and part linkage file (*.d and *.p)

Place the footprint on a PCB (Via netlist import or ECO mode)

Open the 3D viewer by going to View > PADS 3D

Right click on the footprint and select Edit Decal

Because the 3D viewer is open, a window will pop up titled ‘Align 3D Models.’ Under “Parts mapped to selected model” select the part you just added to the board

Click Import and navigate to the STEP file

Adjust alignments as necessary

Go to File > Exit Decal Editor to go back to the board view

Pulsonix
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Extract files to your preferred path

Extract the .zip file

In Pulsonix, go to Setup > Libraries

Extract files to your preferred path

Click on the Schematic Symbols tab

Create a new library by clicking on New Library...

Browse to your preferred folder and save the new library

Click on Import and browse to the folder where you extracted the contents from the zip file

Select the .plx file

To import the footprint

Click on the PCB Footprints tab

Create a new library by clicking on New Library...

Browse to your preferred folder and save the new library

Click on Import and browse to the folder where you extracted the contents from the zip file

Select the .plx file and click Open

Check the box User Layer Mapping and click OK

On the new window, check Use Mapping File and browse to the folder where you extracted the contents from the zip file

Open layer_mapping.map and click OK

To import the part

Click on the Parts tab

Create a new library by clicking on New Library…

Browse to your preferred folder and save the new library

Click on Import and browse to the folder where you extracted the contents from the zip file

Select the .plx file

Set technology to [None]

PCB123
Follow Steps:

Simply double-click on the .snapeda file and it’ll open automatically in PCB123

 

 

Tip: Additionally, you can import by going to File > Import > SnapEDA… and select the .snapeda file you downloaded.

If you are unable to find your software or you did get footprint/symbol/library within 24 hours then contact us.

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