CADLink Bidirectional CAD Aptean BOM Sync Tool

Aptean CADLink lets your engineers create Item Master and BOM records in your Aptean ERP that are identical to your CAD models with the click of a button.

The direct integration makes manual data entry and clerical errors a thing of the past.

QBuild Quality

You know you are getting the right solution when you work with QBuild Software! QBuild has over a decade of experience and expertise in CAD – ERP integration. QBuild was chosen as an integration partner.

Aptean CADLink features

CADLink BOM Grid

Color Coded Changes

Benefit from a color coding system inside your BOM grid to quickly see results and required tasks to save into Aptean ERP.

Green fields   represent new parts that will be created in your Aptean ERP Item Master.
Yellow fields   highlight data discrepancy between CAD and Aptean such as description or BOM qty.
Gray fields   represent parts to be removed from your Aptean ERP BOM.

Powerful Visual Interface

Engineers are visual people. That is why Aptean CADLink offers a highly visual and intuitive interface to display BOM changes and data discrepancies.

Eliminate Duplicate Manual Data Entries

Aptean CADLink’s single-step process eliminates duplicate manual data entries of engineering data in your Aptean ERP.

Powerful Searches

Perform a live search in your Aptean ERP Item Master and insert raw materials and non CAD modeled items to your  bill of materials. Create a complete BOM for your shop floor; not just what your engineers modeled.

Small Footprint

No dedicated IT department? No problem! CADLink is a client-based application with a minute hardware and software requirements. CADLink installation requires no additional database or server components, keeping a footprint as light as your work time will be.

1 Click Summary Report

Generating an Excel BOM export and a change summary PDF report for your records is easier than ever! One click is all you need to meet your documentation requirements.

Increase the speed of data flow from sales to engineering, purchasing, and production

Streamlining the entire product development process by integrating your CAD systems (SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, CREO, Altium, CATIA, etc.) and your Aptean solution gives you the edge in the competitive market. CADLink will free up your engineering staff to do more engineering and reduce your engineering costs. The less time they spend inputting data across multiple platforms, the more time they can invest on projects and designs.

Benefit from an accurate and up-to-date data version and improve your production throughput

In today’s fast paced industry, keeping your Aptean ERP engineering data accurate and synchronized with your engineering drawings and models quickly and accurately is critical in gaining competitive edge. With CADLink, you will see significant improvements in time to market, on-time shipments, and accuracy of Aptean ERP engineering data with reductions in engineering cost, scrapped parts, and shop floor confusions.


Direct Integration to Aptean ERPs: Made2Manage, Intuitive, Encompix

Direct CAD Integration

Your engineers live and breathe inside their CAD system and they love it! So let’s keep it that way and let CADLink connect your CAD system to Aptean ERP (Intuitive, Made2Manage, & Encompix).

Real-time, direct, two-way link between your CAD and Aptean allows your engineers to compare, create, and update Aptean Item Master and BOM records right from the comfort of the CAD system of your choice. An intuitive interface displays indented multi-level BOM and thumbnail preview image of the CAD part so you know what you are looking at. Integrations for all the leading mechanical and electrical CAD, as well as woodworking and structural CAD packages are available to you.

Direct ERP Integration

Set default value or assign critical Aptean ERP fields such as Inventory UOM, Part Class, Part Group, etc. CADLink lets you access Aptean ERP data to see ERP drop-down fields and search Item Master to insert raw materials and non CAD modeled items to your BOM.

Live Data Comparison

Take control of your changes. The live comparison feature lets you visually review BOM changes before committing to save. The changes and discrepancies between the two systems are colour coded to let you know what will be affected in both systems! 

Bi-Directional Connection

A key to any successful relationship is two-way communication. CAD – ERP integration is no exception to this! Aptean CADLink can write back to your CAD model properties to keep your CAD engineering data in sync with your Aptean data.

Always Compatible

Our partnerships with Aptean and your CAD provider enable us to always keep your CADLink current, working seamlessly and with no down-times during version upgrades. QBuild has the resources to develop a custom solution to satisfy your needs while tightly following your company standards.