PLEX CADLink: Sync BOM properties from CAD to PLEX easily with CADLink

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PLEX CADLINK is a direct integration from your CAD to PLEX 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 PLEX CADLink connect your CAD system to PLEX. Real-time, direct, two-way link between your CAD and the PLEX Manufacturing Cloud allows your engineers to compare, create, and update PLEX Part List and BOM records from within 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.

Direct ERP Integration

Set default value or assign critical PLEX ERP fields such as Part Type, Part Status, etc. PLEX CADLink lets you access PLEX data to see PLEX 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 PLEX.


Our partnerships with PLEX 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.

CAD to PLEX 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 PLEX.

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

Powerful Visual Interface

Engineers are visual people. That is why PLEX 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 PLEX ERP.

Quick & Easy Part Operation Interface

CADLink lets you create, modify, and load Part Operation Code templates on your PLEX BOM in one easy-to-use interface.

Discrepancy & Error Notification

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

Powerful Searches

Perform a live search in your PLEX ERP 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.

Small Footprint

No dedicated IT department? No problem! PLEX 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.

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 PLEX Manufacturing Cloud 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 PLEX engineering data with reductions in engineering cost, scrapped parts, and shop floor confusions.

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

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

PLEX CADLink lets engineers create Part List and BOM records from CAD to PLEX ERP 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.

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