May 2, 2020
CAD systems and files are one of the most sources of information you can get data to start creating Bill of Materials, to build a database of items, find information about suppliers, and many other things. Therefore, at OpenBOM we strategically position ourselves to build the best in class CAD integrations capable to extract all data you need in a very intelligent way.
What does it mean? For us it means to build a mechanism that can be sensitive to many features and functions of CAD systems – structure, configurations, part numbers default settings, purchased assemblies, weldment parts, standard components, and many others- you name it.
Our goal is to build the easiest and seamless possible way to extract data from the CAD system and turn it into an OpenBOM Reference-Instance product structure.
Another thing we’ve been focusing on at OpenBOM is to build these integrations ready to go remotely online (OpenBOM is SaaS platform) and able to work with cloud infrastructure regardless if CAD system runs on the desktop or in the cloud.
All these integrations are available for download out of the box, can be installed connected to your OpenBOM account, and produce results just in few minutes (it is, of course, depends on the size of your CAD assembly).
In the article today, I want to give you a list of videos that shows you the first 3-5 minutes of work with many CAD systems OpenBOM developed. You can see the list of all OpenBOM integrations here.
Here are some videos of out of the box integrations between MCAD and PCB design systems.
Autodesk Fusion 360
Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS Add-in
File Explorer Add-in for SOLIDWORKS
Siemens Solid Edge
OpenBOM CAD integrations both for MCAD and PCB systems are uniquely developed to work in a SaaS environment with a cloud system available globally. In 3-5 minutes you can register OpenBOM account and generate a fully-fledged bill of materials capable to share data with contractors, calculate the cost rollup, and plan purchasing of parts from contractors and suppliers.
Check OpenBOM now by registering an account here.
Best, Oleg @ openbom dot com.