I found out about https://altiumlibrary.com/ pretty recently and I’ve been trying to use it, but I’m not sure I’m doing it right.
My usual component creation workflow goes something like
- find the part I want on octopart or DK
- See if there are ECAD models on Altium’s manufacturer part search, SnapEDA, or componentsearchengine.com/findchips, typically in that order
- “Acquire” or add a component to my Altium 365 workspace library from one of these sources (copy/paste footprint/symbol, or Acquire if on octopart/MPS)
I want to integrate the Celestial library in there since it seems VERY extensive, but searching it is just SUCH a pain! I don’t think Altium HAS a way to search across all your loaded libraries simultaneously, so the fact that Celestial is broken out into a zillion categories just makes that even more challenging.
Am I missing something? If you use Celestial, or just a zillion .IntLibs for that matter, what is your component search workflow?