SAP CAD Integration Guide

If you have a business that utilizes a number of SAP products, then you should consider the SAP CAD integration. This software product will come in handy whenever you want to implement any aspect of product design and development in your business organization.

SAP CAD Integration Guide – Features and Benefits


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1. Integrated CAD interface

The CAD interface is easy to use. What this means is that the interface allows you to edit any structures that are document-based quite easily.

2. Multiple file support

The SAP CAD allows for multiple file support. Some of the files that you can create and store using the product include those containing geometrical content in 3D, bills of materials and drawings. The multiple file support allows you some flexibility when it comes to how you want to create and store content that is necessary for product development.

3. Seamless integration with SAP systems

You will be able to edit the structures in both the SAP system as well as the CAD system. What this means is that you can create multiple CAD files in the CAD system, then manage these files within the SAP system. The design-related information that you create and store can be used seamlessly to support different SAP processes that include manufacturing, costing, and sourcing.


The integration of CAD and SAP allows your business to enjoy a number of benefits.

1. Seamless integration of processes

When you have too many business processes, there is a tendency to have redundancy. What the CAD integration into SAP does is to integrate all the relevant processes used by both CAD and SAP systems in a seamless manner.

The viewing solution is integrated. So are all the relevant change and release processes. Your business will therefore benefit from quicker delivery of data from CAD systems whenever product development is going on. More time and effort is saved in this way.

2. Enhanced Collaboration

One of the best things about the integration of CAD into the SAP business suite is the fact that it helps to enhance collaboration. All the people participating in product development will be able to access one version of the truth regardless of where they are working.

The CAD engineers can comfortably work in the environment they are used to while the enterprise employees can access the required information from the SAP end. Even when different CAD systems are being used, they can all be integrated within the same SAP system further enhancing the comfort levels of all the engineers involved.

The fact that the information is received in real time ensures that everyone stays updated and is this able to contribute to the product development process.

3. Reduction in the Cost of Ownership

When different employees of an organization are dancing to different drumbeats, the costs of ownership can rise very quickly. SAP CAD integration, however, forestalls all that. When you need to use CAD systems then you can use the existing infrastructure meant for SAP. You will not need any new interfaces, management systems for data or management systems for users. There is also not data redundancy. All these help lower the cost of ownership.

Bottom Line

If you want to streamline product development processes and costs within your organization, you should really consider SAP CAD integration.

Marissa Hart is the Lead Author & Editor ShareMe. ShareMe is a blog focused on SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online delivers the powerful features of SharePoint without the associated overhead of managing the infrastructure.