Feature Focus: PartSaver now saves parts directly to Arena
Arena’s PartSaver cloud tool rapidly collects data from component source websites to Arena PartsList. I am excited to announce that Arena PLM customers can use PartSaver to collect component data directly to their BOMControl workspaces!
Streamline your prototype BOM process
You’re an electrical engineer and are searching for component parts online. You need to capture relevant part data in PLM to build out your prototype bill of materials. You want to capture manufacturer and manufacturer part number, cost, and distributor information. Maybe you want to collect the datasheet and part detail webpage link, and information about all the price breaks so you can decide how many prototypes you can afford to build.
In a single click, PartSaver creates an item in PLM, manufacturer and vendor items, and the source relationship that connects them all. You get a link to the datasheet and distributor price break information instantly. And PartSaver even pulls a thumbnail image to display on the item record. The item comes in with no part number, so doc control (or you, if you are wearing lots of hats) can assign a number and category inside PLM.
Save time on data entry
PartSaver allows you to do what you already do—find parts online for your design—without wasting a lot of time documenting and entering data into PLM. As an added bonus, when you bring up PartSaver, it checks your workspace to see if the supplier item already exists there. So you don’t waste time creating duplicate supplier items.
PartSaver currently works great with Firefox and Chrome, and we will be releasing a beta version for Internet Explorer in a matter of weeks. Use PartSaver to collect part data from: Allied, Arrow, Avnet, Digikey, Farnell, Future Electronics, Grainger, Jameco, Molex, Mouser, Newark, Octopart, RS Components, and TME.eu. (And be sure to let us know what additional sites you would like to see supported.)
Using PartSaver with Arena PLM makes your life easier and increases data accuracy. It’s what the cloud is all about.