Synchronize BOM Data from CAD into Microsoft Dynamics AX / D365 for Finance and Operations

Eliminate manual data entry & clerical errors by using CADLink. CADLink automates BOM data transfer from your CAD model, pulling information to create items & BOMs in Dynamics AX and D365.

We are an Application Development ISV Partner for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Why CADLink?

  • Connect your engineering department from CAD to the rest of your company in Dynamics AX & D365 F&O
  • No more clerical work, means more time for engineering
  • Keep data accurate from CAD to ERP, no more typos or mistakes leading to delayed shipments, or ordering errors
  • Give your engineering department the edge in a competitive environment
  • Always compatible – we’ll stay up to date with the rapidly changing D365

What Can CADLink Do?

  • Create new parts in Dynamics AX or D365 using property data coming directly from the CAD, PDM or PLM system
  • Automatically build BOMs and organize parent-child relationships
  • Compare data easily see discrepancies with visual colour coding
  • Easily assign Dynamics AX & D365 fields such as Item Type, and Production Type (and many more!) all in one location from inside the CADLink grid

CADLink is Certified for Microsoft Dynamics


CADLink customers are already integrated to:

Dynamics AX 2009

Dynamics AX 2012 R1, R2 & R3

D365 for Finance and Operations (On-prem, Cloud, or Other)

Direct CAD Integration

Integrations for all the leading mechanical and electrical CAD systems from Solidworks, AutoDesk, PTC and more. Interface for the indented multi-level Bill of Materials and thumbnail preview image of the CAD parts lets you know what you are looking at.

Bi-Directional Connection

Bi-directional data push keeps your CAD and Dynamics ERP engineering data synchronized and up-to-date. Keep critical information such as your BOM quantity and raw material information consistent throughout your CAD and ERP systems

Direct Integration with Dynamics

Instantly assign critical fields such as Product Group and Part Class. Access data directly from Dynamics AX to increase ERP visibility to your engineers.

CADLink Interface

Color Coded Changes

Green fields

represent new parts that will be created in your Item Master.

Yellow fields

highlight data discrepancy between CAD and Dynamics AX ERP such as description or quantity.

Gray fields

represent parts to be removed from your BOM.

CADLink for Microsoft Dynamics Features

Powerful<br />
Visual Interface

Visual Interface

CADLink offers a highly intuitive and visual interface to display data discrepancies. BOM quantity changes and updates are displayed in a change summary tab.

Discrepancy and Error Notification

Discrepancy and Error Notification

Resolve discrepancies in the CADLink interface and automatically update both your CAD files and Dynamics AX ERP data. CADLink checks for critical errors and notifies the user before saving.

Quick and Easy Routing Interface

Quick and Easy Routing Interface

CADLink offers a simple interface for creating and modifying Operations/Routings sequences on your Dynamics AX BOM.

Eliminate Duplicate Manual Data Entries

Eliminate Duplicate Manual Data Entries

Single-step process eliminates duplicate manual data entries of engineering data.

One Click Summary Report

One Click Summary Report

Easily generate PDF Bill of Material. Change summary report and export Bill of Material in an Excel file format to meet your documentation requirements.

Powerful<br />


Search your Dynamics AX ERP Item Master live and insert raw material items to your BOM. Insert non-CAD items to your Dynamics AX BOM to create a complete BOM; not just what you modeled.

Small<br />


CADLink offers an easy installation and setup, and small footprint with minimum client machine hardware and software requirement. CADLink installation requires no additional database or server components.

Affiliated Microsoft Dynamics Partners

Affiliated Partner BDO Solutions
CADLink for Micrsoft Dynamics NAV AX Clients First
Affiliated Partner SAGlobal
Affiliated Partner S Knight Asia
Affiliated Partners Western Computer

A Word from our Customers

Tony Hu - ERP System Administrator

My experiences with QBuild have been very good. QBuild is willing to listen and take advice from their customers to make CADLink better. Over the years, QBuild has made CADLink more standard and configurable, greatly reducing implementation time.

Terry D.

I have nothing but praise about my interaction with CADLink. Of all my dealings with software developers in the past, they are one of, if not the best companies that I have dealt with. Their knowledge of the software along with their promptness in coming up with solutions was second to none.

I have nothing but praise about my interaction with CADLink. Of all my dealings with software developers in the past, they are one of, if not the best companies that I have dealt with. Their knowledge of the software along with their promptness in coming up with solutions was second to none.

I have nothing but praise about my interaction with CADLink. Of all my dealings with software developers in the past, they are one of, if not the best companies that I have dealt with. Their knowledge of the software along with their promptness in coming up with solutions was second to none.

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Jeff Ryan - IT Manager

We chose CADLink because we saw in it the capability of adapting to our business processes plus the fact that it allows to handle bill of material data and operations in one simple interface. Now, I don’t need to worry about data consistency between my systems anymore.

Having all the materials available in the shop floor allow us to increase the operations speed allowing us to reduce our products delivery times which translate into happy customers.

Daniel Maeyaert - Senior Project Engineer

QBuild's integration with our ERP via CADLink was seamless. They were helpful and responsive to any needs during our transition. CADLink has drastically improved the link from engineering to purchasing in our facility.

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Katie Beirne

CADLink has been a great company to work with. Whether it involved working with their developer, account manager, and even their President, we've had beneficial, collaborative discussions that provide value in our work processes.

They have teamed up with us to enhance the standard product by listening to our feedback as well as customizing the product to meet our internal needs specifically. They've helped us automate information flow that benefits our designers as well as other downstream stakeholders. In turn, their support is allowing us to be more efficient and accurate with the designs we release to our ERP system.

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Jeremy Kemp - Information Systems Manager

I have never worked with a more flexible and responsive software organization than QBuild. Top notch people that have built a great product.

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John Snyder

QBuild took the time to understand the way we work and were able to provide you the right data transfer solution.

Our CADLink now sets Epicor values by default for all parts, populates Epicor user-defined fields, stores PDF file path storage in Epicor, and sets constrained material selection by default while saving new parts.

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Jake Shellabarger

Using CADLink has saved time by allowing us to make changes to our part data without needing to go through multiple programs, as well as informing us of any inconsistencies that may have otherwise been time-consuming to locate and correct.

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Scott Shropshire

At Phoenix LLC, QBuild’s CADLink is at the center of our bill of materials management. Because we design & build many prototypes with long lead time parts on aggressive schedules, we source materials in parallel with design activities. This coupled with our typical bill being over 3000 line items makes the automated bill syncing that CADLink does essential.

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Jason Zelek - Manufacturing Engineer Manager

CADLink from QBuild is an amazingly intuitive and easy to use interface seamlessly connects your CAD and EPR systems.

The ability to upload large assembly model metadata including new part numbers and Part Master data within seconds is incredible. With added customization, possibilities to manipulate ERP field data automatically through created Field Mappings allows any number of values tied to part data to be instantly uploaded.

Anyone with knowledge of these process will come to truly appreciate the power and ease of an application that stands above the rest.

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Matt Latour - IDE Team Lead

We discovered that CADLink is the perfect tool to enable the seamless transfer of any BOM directly from CAD software into our ERP system. Working with CADLink has been a real pleasure.

It eliminates the error‐prone manual transposition of important design data. The user interface is very intuitive, and the potential for customization seems limitless.

But I am most impressed with the customer service at QBuild. The CADLink integration team has been very responsive to our every need, offering initial integration support, orientation sessions, and continued assistance to help my team become proficient with the tool.

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Swati Persaud

CADLink is an amazing software with user friendly interface. It seamlessly transfers our multilayered BOMs from EPDM to Nav Business Central. It manages revision changes very well. Additionally, It streamlined our planning, purchasing and manufacturing processes. The team at QBuild provided custom solutions to many requests at the implementation phase with numerous live sessions. We have CADLINK for over 6 months now, with no problems and excellent customer support. Keep up the good work!

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