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INLYNK Software partners up with Octopart and Altium and to introduce Optymo 4.3

Montreal – January 7, 2015 – INLYNK ™, a premier software solutions provider for the electronics industry, today, announced the release of version 4.3 of its flagship product. Optymo is a sophisticated BOM and Parts management solution that helps organizations to better manage their design and production steps. This new version is the result of a very successful collaboration between Altium®, Octopart and INLYNK.

In this new version, the interface between Altium Designer® users and Optymo has been dramatically improved. Not only can OPTYMO share the operational data with Altium Designer® but it is now possible to share a BOM between the two tools without using the “import” function. Copy the BOM in Altium Designer® and paste it within Optymo. It is as simple as that!

The Optymo user can now search for a new component in one click! If the part has been used in a previous design, it will appear immediately with its full history. If it has never been used, then the Octopart search engine will be automatically enabled and all parts corresponding to the search will appear in the Optymo internal browser. Pick your preferred part and click on the icon to create the part in the database.

This new version brings tremendous ROI to Octopart, Altium and INLYNK customers.

Here are the main features of the new 4.3 version:

  • Copy/paste – With the new version, the Altium Designer® users will be able to copy a BOM within Optymo, without having to go through the usual import/export process.
  • Component information displayed in Altium Designer® – Allows the designer to visualize the operational details of a component of the design in a click of a mouse. This information is stored in Optymo.
  • Direct access to any component via the Octopart search engine – If you need to pick a new part for a new design, the Octopart search engine will open in the Optymo session.
  • Creation of a list of suppliers in one shot – Optymo is now able to import all potential suppliers in a second with just a manufacturer reference.
  • Improved cost analysis and quotation process – The combination of information obtained from Octopart on one side and the powerful real-time EDI of Optymo guarantees a flawless process from cost analysis to quotation. INLYNK offers an EDI with all the major parts vendors on the market: Digit-Key, Mouser, Newark, Farrell, Allied and RS Components.

“ Our partnership with Octopart and Altium is going to give our customers access to very unique features. They will immediately measure the benefits of those features in terms of time saving, cost management and ROI,” said Patrice Commune, President & CEO at INLYNK Software Inc.

“We’re thrilled to partner with INLYNK team to bring a great set of features to new Octopart customers. Working with their team not only exposed us to resource management solutions but enhanced our own capabilities in the process,” said Sam Wetzel, founder and CEO at Octopart.

“The collaboration with INLYNK has been excellent.  We were actually very impressed with their understanding of the electronic industry. It was obvious to us that these guys have some electronic design background,” noted Dan Fernsebner, Director of Global Services & Developer Network at Altium.


Optymo 4.3 is already available and accessible to Optymo customers under maintenance.


Since company inception, the founders of INLYNK have been providing tailor-made resource management solutions to the electronics industry. Optymo, INLYNK’s flagship product, bridges the gap between EDA software and management tools, allowing its users to accelerate their time-to-market by optimizing their business processes. From the beginning, their goal has been to provide comprehensive, scalable, and reliable tools that give clients greater control over their electronic parts management complexity. For more information on INLYNK and Optymo, visit


Octopart is a Y Combinator-backed startup based in New York City and develops search technology to help engineers and scientists build the next generation of electronic devices. Flagship product is an electronic parts search engine that is used by hundreds of thousands of engineers to find and compare parts across different manufacturers and distributors.

The company was started in the fall of 2006 by a trio of experimental physicists who had a vision for a more effective way of searching for electronic parts online. The company has been profitable since 2010 and the team is extremely passionate about building tools to help engineers and scientists change the world. For more information on Octopart visit


Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) is an Australian multinational software corporation that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. Altium products are found everywhere from world leading electronic design teams to the grassroots electronic design community.

With a unique range of technologies Altium helps organisations and design communities to innovate, collaborate and create connected products while remaining on-time and on-budget. Products provided are Altium Designer®, Altium Vault®, CircuitStudio®, CircuitMaker® and the TASKING® range of embedded software compilers.

Founded in 1985, Altium has offices worldwide, with US locations in San Diego and Boston, European locations in Karlsruhe, Amersfoort, Kiev and Zug and Asia-Pacific locations in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit You can also follow and engage with Altium via FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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