Bidirectional Cad-to-erp/mrp Interface

by : Thomas Cutler

The newest member of the Elmo family, Elmo Link provides the most advanced way to ensure perfect synchronization between CAD/PLM and MRP/ERP data. Its unique design makes it usable with a variety of CAD platforms, including Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, Mechanical Desktop, Autodesk Map, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, AutoCAD/Mechanical, Autodesk Civil 3D, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks and more.

Elmo Link ERP-CAD interface's numerous benefits include:

&bullMRP data always in-sync with CAD data

&bullVery fast ROI - typically pays for itself in less than 60 days

&bullNo more redundant data entry

&bullElimination of costly errors on the shop floor

&bullHandles Parts, Bills of Materials, Routing, and more to come

&bullEasy to learn, easy to use: total installation and training time is less typically than 30 minutes

According to Ricardo Talbot, Chief Science Officer with Elmo Solutions, "Elmo Link is the only software application of its kind that offers such a unique and reliable way to unify CAD/PLM and MRP/ERP databases, while supporting such a wide range of CAD platforms. Upon saving a drawing, component or assembly for the first time, and at any moment afterwards, the user may enter and/or edit CAD data using possible values taken "live" from the MRP/ERP application. Upon end-user confirmation, the data is updated in both the PLM/CAD document and the MRP database, thus ensuring perfect synchronization of both data sets, and completely eliminating redundant data entry."

About Elmo Solutions:

Elmo Solutions Inc. ( is the leader in managing CAD/PLM metadata, and provides unique software products such as Elmo Search, the enterprise search engine software for CAD/PLM and other documents; Elmo Link, a CAD companion software application that provides a live, bidirectional, "hot" link between CAD/PLM and MRP/ERP applications; and Elmo BoM, a standalone application that allows batch extraction of the metadata found in CAD/PLM documents in a single operation."

Elmo Solutions provides comprehensive professional services related to the creation, maintenance, transformation and processing of CAD/PLM metadata. Elmo Solutions is headquartered in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada and has users in 42 countries. Elmo Solutions is an offshoot of IRISCO du Quebec Inc., a professional services company specializing in Products / Property / Project Lifecycle Management. Established in 1976, its customers include manufacturing companies, public utilities, engineering and government organizations.