CADLink is one of the most comprehensive and efficient solutions on the market for CAD to ERP. CADLink is an integration tool that works alongside Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 for Operations; this solution can be used to interconnect computer aided design (CAD) and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems with your ERP system. I am very excited about this offering since it will save our customers many hours of labor completing duplicate entry from their CAD programs, increase efficiency of BOMs, and can reduce the number of BOMs.
Let Your Engineers be Engineers
CADLink is typically used in companies that have heavy engineering requirements and/or have silos of Excel data on BOMs (bills of materials) and utilize one or more of the CAD programs. Most companies that have this need cross specific industry verticals and manufacture-to-order (MTO), or engineer-to-order (ETO). These companies usually have design engineers and build heavy equipment such as aviation equipment, turbines, industrial heat generating products, etc.
Providing a two-way link between your CAD software and Dynamics AX or Dynamics 365 for Operations, CADLink can turn your design software into an integral part of your business workflow. That’s because it enables you to:
- Automate processes and get accurate, up-to-date information – Every time a document is updated in Dynamics AX or the CAD system, CADLink analyzes, compares, and synchronizes information, resolves errors, validates data, and provides comprehensive feedback on discrepancies, which can be corrected to ensure error-free design and manufacturing modeling. CADLink also updates automatically simple- and multiple-level BOMs, shop orders, purchase orders, and inventory to reflect the changes made in Dynamics AX or the CAD system. Wow! What time and labor savings.
- Create and modify models with just a few clicks – With CADLink, your staff can easily locate work or production orders in Dynamics AX and automatically retrieve the information required to build or modify models directly from the CAD system. Various models can be created for different quotations without repetitive product modeling.
- Standardize item description – By integrating CADLink with your CAD system and Microsoft Dynamics products, your staff will be able to use the same item master data and descriptions across all projects. This will eliminate redundant data entry, errors, and rework.
- Complement your ERP system with a comprehensive suite of intelligent design solutions – To support evolving customizations and unique functionalities, CADLink comes equipped with comprehensive and solid 2D and 3D CAD, PLM, parametric, direct modeling, CAE, and design-through-fabrication software applications, such as ECN Manager, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, AutoCAD, Pro-E, SolidEdge, Creo, NX, Altium Designer, and Mentor Graphics.
If you’re unsure whether your organization is taking full advantage of Dynamics AX or Dynamics 365, or needs CADLink to perform more efficiently, contact us.
Email: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas , or call us at 800.331.8382.
If CADLink proves to be a viable solution for your company, we can offer it to you through and with Dynamics AX. Our Clients First Texas office offers Dynamics AX ERP to the medium to large manufacturer and MRO across the United States and in 11 countries and counting. Clients First is a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365 for Operations Gold ERP Partner and an Acumatica Partner located in Dallas, Texas.