CAD2BOM Engineering ERP Software Designed for Manufacturers

Engineering built into your ERP, the way it should be

Transform CAD designs into BOMs and RFQs to save engineering time and reduce data entry and production errors.

CAD2BOM Engineering

Most ERP software solutions, even ones designed for the manufacturing industry, leave engineers out of the equation. But Genius ERP is different: Our industry-leading CAD connection integrates your engineering team and production floor, resulting in a more efficient shop. Our product engineering software also allows for true concurrent engineering with progressive release — so you can start manufacturing the initial phase of a project while continuing to engineer subsequent stages.

Accelerate Production

Get your products out of the door faster

Start production faster and improve your lead times with CAD2BOM. Access design revisions in real-time from the shop floor to anticipate raw material needs and detect delayed parts that need to be purchased quickly. Easily engineer products from scratch or use historical data and specs to design custom products faster and anticipate resource requirements with greater accuracy.

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Instant BOM Generation

Transition seamlessly from engineering to shop floor

With one click, produce a bill of materials (BOM) ready for procurement and production. From engineering models to product BOMs, CAD2BOM automatically integrates designs into Genius ERP. Create a list of preliminary items to purchase before completing your BOM, allowing you to speed up production and deliver jobs faster. Genius ERP automatically merges the BOM and long-lead items for accurate and up-to-date information.

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Error-Free Efficiency

Eliminate redundancy and errors

With seamless synchronization between Genius ERP and your CAD software, you avoid time-consuming double-entry of information and eliminate errors and discrepancies with our comparative display feature. Create and fine-tune accurate quotes and estimates at the product design phase, guaranteeing profitability for your business. Use accurate real-time data to make targeted decisions based on your business needs.

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Key Features and Functionalities

Stop repeating time-consuming tasks such as entering operations, raw materials and other costing and manufacturing information part-by-part and assembly-by-assembly to give your engineers time to focus on what they do best — engineering products. Import CAD models with one click of a button into Genius ERP to create error-free BOMs ready for production. Quickly edit, fine-tune or add new information manually to complete the bill of manufacturing.

  • Create parts, multi-level BOMs, and raw materials
  • CAD software and Genius ERP Two-way updates
  • Compare and merge BOMs
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Add inspection steps for parts and assemblies directly to the BOM
  • Progressive BOM Release for long lead time parts
  • Configurable mapping between CAD properties and Genius ERP fields
  • Plan your manufacturing steps as you design your products
  • Solidworks and Inventor Integration
  • Support for Inventor Frame Generator, Solidwork Weldments, Sheet Metal
  • Control routings of BOMs at the CAD level
  • Create and manage unlimited BOM levels
  • Preliminary purchasing and production, including true concurrent engineering
  • Estimating BOM vs. Engineering BOM Differentiation

Built for the people who use it

Whether you are an engineer, production manager, accountant or CEO, Genius ERP has the solutions you need to get the job done right.


A fully itemized BOM is just a click away

With one click, CAD2BOM converts CAD models into fully itemized, complex BOMs, saving you engineering time. Improve engineering efficiency by implementing fully integrated track-trace reporting, including workflows, workload, assignment, and time tracking. Use concurrent engineering to decrease product development time.

Our product engineering software saves you from repeating tasks, such as manually entering operations, raw materials, and other costing and manufacturing information part-by-part or assembly-by-assembly. You will also have a clear and easy-to-use interface to verify the manufacturing operations and materials (BOM), as well as one that lets you add or edit data directly in the CAD properties.

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Production Managers and Purchasers

Go from design to production like never before

Use CAD2BOM to deliver a fully itemized Bill of Manufacturing with routing steps and work instructions, ready for procurement and production. Share project progress of designs, drawings and estimates for approval. Quickly make and track revisions, monitor milestones and incorporate feedback. Use real-time data to create targeted decisions based on your business needs.

CAD2BOM also allows for true concurrent engineering, which decreases product development time and time to market, leading to improved productivity and reduced costs.

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Case studies

We’re honored to help hard-working manufacturers grow

Whether you’re looking for your first ERP, or you need a replacement solution, manufacturers just like you have realized the benefits of implementing Genius ERP.

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Frequently asked questions

What is CAD2BOM?

CAD2BOM is an exclusive feature within Genius ERP, designed to seamlessly transform a CAD model into a Bill of Materials. This integration enhances coordination between engineering and manufacturing processes and accelerates the estimation and quoting stages, while making improvements to progressive release manufacturing.

What is a Bill of Materials (BOM)?

A Bill of Materials (BOM) serves as the blueprint for a manufacturing project. It contains a comprehensive inventory of all components necessary for producing a specific item, including parts, assemblies, materials, and relevant instructions and routing steps vital for the production process.

What is ETO (Engineer-to-Order)?

Engineer-to-Order (ETO) manufacturing creates products tailored precisely to individual customer specifications. In ETO manufacturing, engineers are tasked with designing a unique or partially unique product from beginning to completion. The ETO manufacturing process begins with a customer’s order, and ETO projects are synonymous with bespoke manufacturing, demanding more significant engineering inputs compared to Make-to-Order or Configure-to-Order projects.

What is the benefit of having engineering connected to your ERP?

Integrating Engineering with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is crucial for seamless operations and enhanced efficiency. By linking engineering processes with ERP, organizations ensure a synchronized flow of information from design to production to delivery. This connection streamlines product development, allowing for real-time collaboration among teams, accurate resource allocation, and precise cost estimation. Moreover, it facilitates better inventory management, reducing excess stock and minimizing wastage. With engineering integrated into ERP, decision-makers gain insights into product lifecycles, enabling strategic planning and agile responses to market demands. Ultimately, this synergy optimizes resource utilization, fosters innovation, and boosts overall productivity, driving sustainable growth.

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