As more sources become available for ECAD data, designers are looking for ease of use, quality, and coverage of parts. Often, this leads designers to ask the question: how much data does a source truly have? It can be frustrating to search for a component on a data provider’s site only to find out they don’t have the piece of information you need – a footprint, a symbol, or a 3D model. As a designer, your time is valuable and you do not want to waste it searching multiple provider sites for what you need. How can you decipher what data is available from an ECAD data source?
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