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Mentor Graphics Partners with SamacSys to Provide Schematic Symbols, PCB Footprints and 3D Models for PartQuest

Free high-quality CAD models available now in all Mentor PCB formats

Wilsonville, USA and Wallingford, UK, 12 April, 2018 – Mentor has partnered with SamacSys to provide free PCB symbols, footprints and 3D models from within PartQuest, Mentor’s online platform for finding component information. The SamacSys CAD library content saves companies the time-consuming task of library part creation.

SamacSys is the global leader in providing accurate component ECAD data, and has been selected to provide high-quality CAD models for Mentor’s PADS, xDX Designer and Xpedition PCB design solutions. Components found on PartQuest can now be downloaded into any Mentor PCB format without the need for manually extracting information from datasheets to create the CAD models. SamacSys’ tools are unique in the industry because of their capacity to deliver live, IPC-standard quality-checked parts libraries that never go out of date.

Engineers and PCB designers now have access to a library containing more than 13 million components. Users of PartQuest will now see the globally recognised ‘green icon’ from SamacSys next to the components they wish to design-in. This new content significantly reduces library development time and improves design accuracy during any product development cycle – leading to lower costs.

When a manufacturer brings a new component to the market, SamacSys’ PCB Library Wizard allows users to create their own IPC-compliant components for instant download. SamacSys also offers the only free part-creation service, with more than 90% of new part requests fulfilled within 24 hours (as measured during 2017).

AJ Incorvaia, Vice President and General Manager, Board Systems Division at Mentor, said: “Engineers and electronics innovators around the world need to spend their valuable time on product development, to bring their great ideas to market. Access to Mentor’s full suite of PCB design solutions and market-leading content from SamacSys can significantly reduce project times when developing technologies such as connected devices targeting applications in the IoT or in electric vehicles, for example. We’re delighted to have chosen SamacSys as our ECAD model provider for PartQuest.”

Alex MacDougall, Managing Director at SamacSys, added: “Engineers have wasted time on PCB library activities for decades. In a fast-changing world where companies need a competitive edge, it’s important that technical content is available to improve design efficiency. We hope our library content displayed on PartQuest will help the Mentor community bring their products to market more quickly.”

About SamacSys
SamacSys is the leading developer of software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data. Headquartered in the UK, and with over 100,000 users in more than 180 countries, SamacSys has solved the decades-old problem of free-for-life access to high-quality PCB library content that integrates with existing PCB design tools, for every component and every engineer.

SamacSys’ customers range from individual maker engineers to international brands with billion-dollar revenues. SamacSys is the chosen partner of leading names such as Arrow Electronics, Mentor Graphics, ON Semiconductor, RS Components, STMicroelectronics, Zuken, and many more. For further information visit:

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation, a Siemens Business, is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services, and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor, and systems companies. Headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

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