A new free plugin for Altium Designer is for searching, finding and placing parts directly within PCB design tool.
Contains computer-aided design models for millions of electronic components, many of which have been created in collaboration with electronic component suppliers. Models can be placed directly onto Altium Designer schematic or layout or added to designer’s library folder. Removes extra step of importing CAD model, then placing or saving it to a library folder, in addition to creating a native experience for searching directly within Altium Designer. Component database is updated in real-time when new supplier parts are added to SnapEDA ecosystem. Designers can request CAD models via InstaPart service. Models imported via plugin are native Altium .SchLib and .PcbLib file types.