free online design resources
October 04, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Digi-Key Electronics' branding strategy expands to future engineers, by nurturing students throughout their education with the provision of a complete online portfolio of free, easy-to-use engineering tools, including a full suite of low-cost EDA and design tools.
The design tool solutions are formulated to help designers at all levels through the entire design cycle to shorten the time from design to production. The portfolio includes free diagramming tools all the way to the most robust professional full PCB schematic capture and layout functionality.
Four unique and complementary tools offered on the distributor's website include the company’s circuit drawing tool Scheme-It; the industry-proven PCB design tools Mentor PADS Maker/MakerPro; the Quadcept advanced processing tools for ERC/DRC, and Ultra Librarian which contains automated and manual footprint, symbol and 3D model creation for about 90% of Digi-Key-covered parts.
Students can also access Digi-Key's reference design library; conversion calculators; BOM manager; and a variety of tutorial videos, how-to demos, and in-depth design articles.
Digi-Key Electronics - www.digikey.com