Software incorporates Altium capabilities for better BOM and parts management

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ELECTRONICS design and engineering firms will benefit from improving their BOM and parts management, with the latest version of Optymo, incorporating Octopart and Altium technology.

Optymo 4.3, from INLYNK, includes an improved interface with Altium Designer. Optymo can now share operational data with Altium Designer, and also share a bill of materials (BOM) between the two tools without exporting and importing – simply copy and paste the BOM between the titles.

Optymo users can now search for a new component using the integration with the Octopart components search engine. If the part has been used in a previous design, it will appear immediately with its full history. If it has never been used, searching within Optymo will automatically include the Octopart search engine, and all parts corresponding to the search will appear in the Optymo internal browser.

Optymo can also create a list of suppliers of a part, if given a manufacturer reference. By combining information from Octopart, Optymo now offers a improved cost analysis and quotation process.

INLYNK offers an EDI with all the major parts vendors on the market: Digit-Key, Mouser, Newark, Farrell, Allied and RS Components.