PCB123 And SnapEDA Partnership - PCB123

PCB parts in the cloud? Yes! With PCB123 and SnapEDA.

What makes our high-powered, unrestricted, Free PCB tool even MORE disruptive? The addition of SnapEDA, of course!

Build your circuit boards faster and more affordably with millions of instant parts inside a no-cost PCB CAD tool.

No matter how extensive the library at your disposal, new PCB designs inevitably need new parts – it’s just a matter of how many and how often. Research shows that a typical PCB designer spends up to 35% of the design time simply crafting parts symbols and footprints. Imagine what could be done with that time! Faster design times; more time for optimization; or both!


PCB123 understands that making parts is time-consuming and error-prone. That’s why we’ve led the industry in providing PCB123 with the most pre-defined parts of any CAD tool on the market. Now, we’re proud to collaborate with an even more powerful solution to the parts problem: SnapEDA


With Version 5.6, PCB123 now gives you two industry-leading ways to search out pre-defined parts for your library:

  • SnapEDA online parts library solutions built in to PCB123 directly. PCB123 is the first CAD tool to take full advantage of the SnapEDA parts library as an integrated tool. Now you can utilize the entire SnapEDA parts library automatically. Research parts, select your parts, and download your parts as easily as choosing music from your favorite online tunes store. Learn more »
  • <750,000+ predefined parts for immediate and open use in your designs – more than any other tool in the industry, licensed or free. Our historical parts library is still there for you to use; no disruption to your previous work.

Of course, if you need a part that hasn’t been defined already, first check in the Parts Community Library to see if other PCB123 users have uploaded a usable part to share. Alternately, order the part from SnapEDA. Either choice will save you a lot of time.


Like we said, the changes and improvements are HUGE!