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Ultra Librarian®, the world's largest free cloud-based CAD library provider, today announced UltaBOM™, enabling design engineers to search and research Digi-Key Electronics parts within OrCAD® Capture, and then submit BOM parts directly to Digi-Key for purchase.
“The entire Bill of Materials (BOM) or a selection can be ordered directly from Digi-Key with a single click of a button,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “Errors and recommendations are reported for review, and all components are added to the cart in the correct quantities. This also eliminates the manual entry of parametric data into the schematic, reduces errors when ordering parts, and saves time on monotonous tasks, allowing engineers to focus on their designs.”
UltraBOM for Digi-Key allows engineers to search distributor part information and review component parameters such as status, component availability, lead-times, and cost without leaving OrCAD Capture. Access to this data helps engineers select known high-quality orderable parts upfront. This distributor-driven design data is very important for quick-turn or rapid prototyping as engineers are able to gain fast access to the parts they need and keep the design and prototyping process moving forward.
Live parametric information can also easily be linked to existing parts. If the library part has not yet been created, then the user can instantly download the schematic symbol with linked footprints and Digi-Key supplier data from Ultra Librarian. Part information, availability, and status can be monitored and reviewed throughout the design with a fully customizable BOM. There is no need to spend hours verifying every component in the design or finding replacement components. Issue are flagged in real-time and resolved quickly without needing to leave the engineering design environment.
“Because of the tremendous workloads and shortened project timelines design teams face, managers are always interested in streamlining and increasing efficiency by reducing tedious tasks for their engineers,” added Marcano. “Designers need tools like UltraBOM that automate manual tasks and enable them to be successful when faced with these challenges.”
“We are thrilled with the addition of UltraBOM to Digi-Key's suite of free tools and resources for our customers,” said Jeremy Purcell, senior digital product owner, Digi-Key. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our customers' experience and partnering with Ultra Librarian connects both new and seasoned customers with an easy method for part purchasing and BOM creation.”
About Ultra Librarian
Ultra Librarian® is the world's largest part library, providing all of the component information designers need to make smart decisions for their next project. Users can instantly access pricing, inventory, manufacturer information, and pre-built parts targeted to their CAD tool of choice. By partnering with Ultra Librarian, you can increase value to customers within the PCB Design industry, provide them with your latest part information and accelerate their path to production; giving you the opportunity to make your pitch when the selection process is happening.