iTools iConnect

iTools iConnect is an integrated add-on to Autodesk Vault that converts data from the CAD model BOM, or item data in the PDM system, to items and item structure in the company's business system.

iTools iConnect


Today, the greatest potential for efficiency in manufacturing companies usually lies in the interface between different business-critical systems. Cadcraft iTools iConnect automates the exchange of information between the design department and the rest of the company. The add-on program converts data from the CAD model BOM, or article data in the PDM system, to articles and article structure in the company’s business system. This minimizes the need for manually transmitted data and eliminates the risk of typos. Synchronized audit management in PDM and ERP prevents orders from being made based on incorrect data.

Minimize manual work

  • Translation of BOM data (BOM) into articles and article structure in business systems
  • Automatic export of complete article structure to business system upon release in PDM

Always correct surface

  • Generation of new drawing material (PDF) linked to current article in the business system in the event of a change in status in PDM
  • Warning in business systems, when revising a drawing / article in PDM
  • Automatic audit management in business systems linked to audit management in PDM

Full integration

  • Dynamic 2-way communication between CAD / PDM and business systems
  • Stock balance from the business system can be read and displayed in the CAD / PDM system

Add additional operations

  • Interface for adding and changing the operation list for the current item that is included in the business system

Other features of Cadcraft iTools iConnect

  • Possibility to publish documents on SharePoint
  • Possibility of connection to NC machines for processing


Price: Quotation on request.