Sync Engineering data from CAD/PDM/PLM easily with CADLink

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IFS CADLink lets engineers create Engineering Part, Engineering Part Revision, Inventory Part,  and BOM records in IFS that are identical to CAD models 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 work order documentation.

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.

CAD to IFS Applications CADLink Features


Color Coded Changes

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

Green fields   represent new engineering parts or inventory parts that will be created in your IFS Part List.
Yellow fields   data discrepancy between CAD and IFS such as description or BOM quantity.
Gray fields   represent parts to be removed from your IFS BOM.

Powerful Visual Interface

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

Eliminate Duplicate Manual Data Entries

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

Small Footprint

No dedicated IT department? No problem! IFS 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.

Discrepancy & Error Notification

Resolve discrepancies right from the interface and automatically update both your CAD files and IFS data. CADLink validates your item, BOMs and notifies the engineer with any critical errors before saving to IFS.

Powerful Searches

Perform a live search in your IFS Part List and insert any non-CAD modeled items to your bill of materials. Create a complete BOM for your shop floor; not just what your engineers modeled!

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, procurement, and manufacturing

Streamlining the entire product development process by integrating your CAD systems (SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, CREO, Altium, CATIA, etc.) with your IFS solution gives you the edge in the competitive market. market. CADLink eliminates redundant data entry allowing engineers to focus on the designs and innovation.

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

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

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

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IFS CADLINK is a direct integration from your CAD/PDM/PLM to your ERP

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 IFS CADLink connect your CAD BOM to IFS.
Real-time, direct, two-way link between your CAD/PDM/PLM and IFS allows your engineers to compare, create, and update the IFS Part List and BOM records from within the CAD/PDM/PLM 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, woodworking and structural CAD packages, as well as PDM and PLM systems are available.

Direct ERP Integration

Set default value or assign critical IFS fields such as Part Status, etc. IFS CADLink lets you access IFS data to see IFS drop-down fields.

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! CADLink can write back to your CAD model properties to keep your CAD engineering data in sync with your IFS.

Always Compatible

Our partnerships with IFS 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.

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