Ultra Librarian Free Reader 
Create symbols and footprints from pre-authored data

Convert BXL files into your preferred CAD format

The free reader is a lite version of Ultra Librarian specifically designed to import vendor neutral CAD data (.bxl files) from manufacturers' websites and then export symbols, footprints and 3D models to specific CAD tool formats. The reader is a read-only tool and will not allow users to make any changes to the data. For symbols, footprints, and 3D model creation capabilities, use one of the Ultra Librarian Desktop Software options.


Free Reader 3.1.383

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Convert .BXL files into your preferred CAD format

Preview models prior to downloading

Choose from over 20 different CAD export options

Vendor Neutral Files

Access to vendor-neutral data that can be exported to over 20 different CAD formats:

What is a .BXL file?
A .BXL file contains electronic data created by Ultra Librarian in a universal format and is used for distributing PCB information. .BXL files can be opened by the Ultra Librarian Free Reader and translated into your choice of 22 different CAD formats.


Where can I find .BXL files?
Ultra Librarian has partnered with major IC manufacturers to create electronic data representing their parts and are available to the public. Partners include Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, Microchip, Maxim, Silicon Labs, Renesas, Exar, and NXP.

All the Component Information You Need is Now Online


Did you know Ultra Librarian Online Access allows you to search for component parts online? Not only can you get free symbols, footprints, and 3D models, but you can also search for component pricing, stock/inventory, and compliance specs all in one place. Access all the information you need to make smart component choices the first time around.


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Interested in authoring your own symbols and footprints?
Our desktop software provides powerful part creation capabilities allowing you to easily build symbols and footprints to your standards.