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CADLink for Visual Manufacturing allows engineers to create Part Master, Engineering Master, and Work Order records in VISUAL, identical to engineering CAD data with the click of a button.

The direct integration eliminates manual data entry and clerical errors. Production and Purchasing and other downstream ERP users benefit from accurate drawing information identical to Engineering Master (EM) documentation.

Keeping your VISUAL engineering data accurate and synchronized with your CAD drawings and models is critical to the growth and success of your business.

Speed up data flow from sales to engineering, procurement, and manufacturing.

Streamlining the entire product development process by integrating your CAD systems (such as SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, CREO, Altium, DxDesigner, CATIA, etc.) and your ERP 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.

With CADLink, you will see significant improvements in production speed, on-time shipments, and Part/EM accuracy with reductions in engineering cost, scrapped parts, and shop floor confusions.

CADLink Interface

Color Coded BOM Discrepancies

Green Rows represent new parts that will be created in your VISUAL ERP.

Yellow fields highlight a field level discrepancy between CAD and VISUAL such as description or quantity.

Gray Rows represent parts to be removed from your BOM.

Blue Rows highlight items that are not in CAD but are needed in the VISUAL BOM.

Red Fields highlight the fields where there is a critical error that must be resolved.

Included Modules

Extended Field Mapping Module

The Extended Field Mapping Module allow users to map to any field found within certain tables in VISUAL. CADLink Users are also able to use the Field Mapping Module to map various User Defined Fields (UDFs) existing in those tables.

File Attachments

VISUAL CADLink allows users to configure CADLink to be able to automatically pull in files with a certain extension based off the CAD file that CADLink is being run off of. The files may be added to Item Notes, Job Material Notes or Job Route Notes in VISUAL.

Custom Logic Module

CADLink’s Custom Logic Module allows a user to develop their own rules to set fields/values using C# code. This module assists your engineers by automatically entering data that can be defined by rulesets, saving time and making processes more efficient.

Using custom logic, CADLink can automatically assign new part numbers to new parts that do not have an existing record in VISUAL. You can set a template formula from which CADLink will pull from and generate new part numbers upon saving into VISUAL. 

Quote/Work Order Module

CADLink Work Order Module creates and updates VISUAL Work Orders directly from your CAD files. It compares the CAD BOM to a specific Work Order inside VISUAL.

The Quote Order module works in the same way, and will create, update and compare with a specific Quote Order inside VISUAL.

VISUAL CADLink Features

Powerful Visual Interface

Powerful Visual Interface

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

Discrepancy and Error Notification

Discrepancy and Error Notification

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

Eliminate Duplicate Entries

Eliminate Duplicate Entries

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

1 Click Summary Reports

1 Click Summary Reports

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.

Quick and Easy Routing Interface

Quick and Easy Routing Interface

CADLink offers a simple interface for creating and assigning routings and operations on your BOM.

Extensive Searches

Extensive Searches

Perform a live search in your VISUAL 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

Small Footprint

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

Direct Integration Infor VISUAL Manufacturing

There’s a reason QBuild was chosen as the only Infor Solution Partner providing CAD integration solutions.

We have the skills and experience to have built the best CAD integration available for over a decade (since 2002!). We work together with Infor and your Channel Partner. This ensures a seamless flow from CAD to CADLink to ERP.

Direct ERP Integration

Instantly assign critical fields such as Product Code, UOM, and Part Type. Access data directly from VISUAL to increase ERP visibility for your engineers.

Live Data Comparison

Live comparison lets you visually review BOM changes before committing to save.

Create Part and Engineering Master records identical to your drawings in one click.

Direct CAD Integration

Launch directly from the CAD suite of your choice. Interface for indented multi-level Bill of Materials and thumbnail preview image of the CAD part lets you know what you are looking at.

Bi-Directional Connection

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

Always Compatible

Our partnerships on the CAD and ERP side enable us to always help you connect your software packages. Whether you’re using VISUAL 6.5.4 on premise or VISUAL 10 on a hosted server, or exploring the latest CAD technology available from your provider, QBuild has the resources!


Integrations for all the leading mechanical CAD (such as SolidWorks, CREO/Pro-E, Inventor, etc.) and electrical CAD (Altium, DxDesigner, PADS, AutoCAD Electrical, etc.) packages are available to you.

Affiliated Infor Visual Manufacturing Partners

Synergy CAD SyteLine
Visual South CAD SyteLine
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