Follow these steps to import symbols & footprints into Altium Designer or CircuitStudio:
Note: Make sure to click Next on the option to import P-CAD designs. This is where many people get stuck!
Follow these steps to import into Eagle:
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
Tip: If you can't find the footprint after import, please try these steps:
Follow these steps to import into Cadence Allegro V16 & V17:
Follow these steps to import footprints into Cadence Allegro Versions before V16:
First time importing a part from SnapEDA?
Make sure you have completed the first-time setup tasks (See How)
Footprints can also be imported manually. The second half of the tutorial video above also demonstrates these steps.
Note: some parts don’t contain pad shapes. This step can be skipped if no .psx files exist.
For each pad shape script file (*.psx) in the .zip file:
For each of the pad designer script files (*_pad.scr) in the .zip file:
If you have multiple installations of Cadence Allegro on your machine, it may be necessary to use the Cadence SPB Switch Release utility to ensure environment variables are properly set.
Note: Frequent users may want to create a new path for each download to store padstacks.
If this happens, simply close the command window.
This error indicates that you must point the Allegro "scriptpath" to the downloaded files. Directions to update Allegro scriptpath
This error indicates that the *.pad files have not been created successfully or Allegro cannot locate the *.pad files at any location in its pad path. Follow these steps to troubleshoot this issue:
After you download your first part on SnapEDA, you need to update your Windows PATH environment variable to point to the Allegro V17 executables.
Note: This step requires administrative access to the computer. Those without administrative access should follow the manual import steps detailed above.
Why is this first-time step required?
The automated batch file included with the exported Allegro V17 files relies on Windows’ ability to execute allegro scripts from the command line from any location in the file system. The location of the allegro executable files changed from Allegro V16 to V17 and Windows cannot locate these files without being pointed to the right location.
Follow these steps to import into OrCAD Capture:
Follow these steps to import into PCB123:
Tip: Additionally, you can import by going to File > Import > SnapEDA... and select the .snapeda file you downloaded.
Follow these steps to import into Pulsonix: