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Altium: Getting ready-made PCB footprint and schematic symbol for specific components

gyuunyuu1989 , 04-27-2023, 10:26 AM
There are many resources to get PCB foot print and schematic symbols for components for use in the Altium Designer. What are the best resources to get ready-made reliable (preferrably free) PCB footprint and schematic symbols for use in the Altium Designer?
qdrives , 04-27-2023, 01:21 PM
You are mixing two (almost) mutually exclusive terms: "ready-made" and "reliable".

I think that today about >95% of footprints is "acceptable".
However, there is also the part on style preference - ie. rectangles or rounded rectangles?
robertferanec , 05-01-2023, 02:08 AM
For quick symbol/footprint free download I use Altium's "Manufacturer Part Search". Sometimes I use SnapEDA.

PS: As @qdrives correctly pointed out, these are "acceptable". It means, they may be fine for hobby projects, but for professional design it may be just a starting point and you often need to modify them to meet your own library standards (e.g. correct layers, change 3D models, etc).

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