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PartLink Powered by Digi-Key (9)
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Developer: EMA Design Automation
Version: 1.1.10038
Plug-In Type: OrCAD Capture
For Use With: For use with OrCAD Capture 17.2 & Above
Size: 262 MB

Price: FREE
Download component data from Digi-Key directly into your OrCAD Capture Schematics
App Description

PartLinkTM Powered by Digi-Key allows you to easily search, download, and apply component data to the parts in your design.  

Ensure you have the correct part numbers, latest pricing, and more using this free app.

Release History:
1.1.10035 - Updated app to support new Digikey API. Will only work with OrCAD version 17.2 and above going forward due to API change.

1.1.10019 - Fixes issue where some users were experiencing a time-out when querying Digi-Key database

1.1.10018 - Fixes install issue for users with non-english versions of Windows

Known Issues:
On Windows 10 machines installer is not able to able to complete install fully. To fix after install  (with OrCAD Capture closed) open command window as Administrator and  ‘cd’ to the folder where you see “EMADistributorLinkGUI.dll” file (usually <HOME>\ cdssetup\orcad_capture\17.2.0\tclscripts\CapAutoLoad\EMA\DistributorLink ) and issue the following command. 

"c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\RegAsm.exe /codebase EMADistributorLinkGUI.dll" 

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Customer Review Summary (Total of 9 reviews)
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User Reviews (9)
Average Rating:

A very nice & useful app. All the relevant information about part is automatically inserted to property. Makes BOM very strong. Full marks.

Excellent way to add properties to Capture parts regardless of whether you use Digikey or not. The Parametric data is correct regardless. If your not using CIS and CIP then this is the next best thing.

Crashes 17.2 but works after applying fix
This app crashes capture the minute you invoke PartLink. I applied the fix listed for Windows 10 and everything works perfectly.

can't install the TCLHelpFiles cause wrong path...But can't find out any setting can be change the path

I was using this extensively with capture versions from 16.4 to 16.6. It works very well, though a little awkward and limited to Digi-Key. The great strength of this app is that it makes it easy to insert the real verified part number and distributor part number. You can check the specifications and be sure you have the right part, then all the numbers will appear in the BOM. Unfortunately with 17.2 it is thoroughly broken and will not even load. There is a spew of error messages on startup of Capture and the context menu item does not appear. This review would be a 4 star if it still worked, it is not a one star only because it worked so well for so long.

nice tool...had the same functionality using vb script in orcad's mdb

Very nice app. The one thing that is missing for me is the ability to create a part for my library and use this app to attach the information to the library symbol rather then a part on a particular schematic.

Excellent app, which I would rate as five stars if one improvement were made: The search results need to show the Packaging Type (that is, tape-and-reel, cut-tape, tube, etc.) for each part so that the user can choose correctly among parts with the same or similar Manuracturer part numbers.

I used to use this app all the time with version 16.6 S057 and found it very useful. After upgrading to Allegro version 17.2 S008 and reinstalling the latest version of part link, it crashes as soon as I try to use it.
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