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VISUAL Enterprise integrates with external Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) applications through VISUAL DesignLink®. Use popular drafting applications, such as Autodesk’s AutoCAD® software, to seamlessly integrate your engineering functions with your manufacturing operations, allowing you to maintain and retrieve engineering and manufacturing information from a single, accessible source. The integration of VISUAL Enterprise, VISUAL DesignLink, and your CAD software helps you improve communication within your organization, eliminate redundant data entry in each application, and ensure informational consistency.
VISUAL DesignLink is also a powerful BOM software (Bill of Material) solution. You can create a bills of material or parts lists within an existing or new CAD drawing, then use the information to build an engineering master within VISUAL Enterprise, with the materials and operations you require for your manufacturing process. A dynamic link between the information in your CAD software and the VISUAL database, you can browse and add parts directly within the two applications. VISUAL DesignLink ensures control on your shop floor by allowing you to maintain and track engineering changes separately, within VISUAL Enterprise without updating the original drawing. This allows you to modify designs at the shop level without changing the original design template.