OpenBOM – How to rethink BOM for CAD Users?

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
18 August, 2020 | 2 min for reading
OpenBOM – How to rethink BOM for CAD Users?

The history of CAD system development counts decades of work done by many vendors. The generation of CAD system development made huge improvements in how engineering work can be done. Data management was for a long time an Achilles heel in CAD systems. Recent cloud CAD improvements took CAD systems to the next level – you don’t need to manage CAD files. Yet, for all CAD systems to create, manage, and share the Bill of Materials is still a huge pain. 

Excel is a usual solution for most of the engineers to create a BOM and make sure it doesn’t have mistakes, count for all parts, and also shared with relevant people in an organization and outside. 

At OpenBOM, we are solving this problem using a unique combination of OpenBOM technologies and product development. There are two main elements of OpenBOM solution for CAD users: 

1- Flexible SaaS Data Management Platform 

2- Immersive One-Click integrations for all CAD systems.

In my video blog earlier this year, I share what is the value of OpenBOM for engineers using CAD systems. Check them out. 

To learn more check these articles:

OpenBOM for Autodesk Fusion 360

OpenBOM for Solidworks

More information about how to import data from the CAD system is here


OpenBOM unique approach is in the development of the SaaS cloud data management platform, which is super flexible and allows us to integrate all CAD data with a one-click of the button in OpenBOM add-in. Check OpenBOM import CAD data in OpenBOM training libraries for more details. 

You can check how OpenBOM can help you by registering for a free account and getting a free 14-days trial using a one-click registration

Check our how OpenBOM helps thousands of users and manufacturing companies to streamline data management, processes, and escape the legacy of Excel spreadsheets.

Best, Oleg @ openbom dot com.

Want to learn more about PLM? Check out my Beyond PLM blog and PLM Book website

Read OpenBOM customer reviews on G2 Crowd to learn what customers are saying about OpenBOM. 

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