SAN DIEGO – Nexar, a business unit of Altium, launched Octopart CAD Model Marketplace, a free database of CAD models for electronic components.

Octopart is an electronic component search engine powered by part data and intelligence from the Nexar API. CAD Model Marketplace reportedly simplifies PCB design and part selection workflows.

"As the industry’s leading search engine for electronic parts, Octopart continues to simplify the part search and discovery journey by introducing our CAD Model Marketplace feature," said Daniel Schoenfelder, head of Nexar sales and Octopart. "Octopart users can eliminate the drudgery of locating and accessing CAD models. By using Octopart’s powerful search capabilities, users can access 10 million electronic component CAD models that are compatible with all major PCB design tools."

Users can preview symbols, footprints and schematics from partners like Ultra Librarian and SnapEDA. In the future, users will also have access to 3-D models from TraceParts, Nexar’s newest partner.

To search the CAD Model Marketplace, visit

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