Setting up CadConnect

The setup screen for CadConnect looks like this:


Each CADCONNECT construction is assigned a unique number, which can be selected either manually or automatically from a number series definition from BC.

CADCONNECT Surface Template

For any possible variant of a subject designated for a surface treatment, it is coded here. It is possible to retrieve 2 table values, % 1 is item number and % 2 is the surface code. Surface codes (variants) can be created from the CadConnect Task main menu item – CadConnect – Variant.

Standard import format
3 different options are available: Excel, XML or .CSV

Please note, the CSV format is not yet implemented.

3 different options are available:

  • One dimension levelling
  • Multi-dimension levelling
  • Parent/Child

Default UOM (Unit of Measure) Code

If the input file does not contain a unit of measure code, you can use the value in this field as the default value.

CadConnect Cost incl. setup

Perfoming cost calculations in CadConnect can be done with or without the setup cost element, that is cost from setup operations added to the CadConnect structure.

BOM type

Specifies which kind of bill of materials you want to create.

  • Production BOM
  • Assembly BOM
  • Both

Please notice that Assembly BOM can only be created as end-items with components. That is you cannot start in the middle of a production BOM adding assembly items.

Copy prod. BOM comments to prod.order
A checkmark in this field enables a function where the bill of material header comments are copied to the production order as order comments. This copy takes place when the production order is being refreshed.

CadConnect Project
Using this function means you can import multiple CAS files (one by one) into the same construction, and thus keep on building/extend a CadConnect construction. In this case, the header item will be considered as the project and this item in itself will therefore NOT be created.

Use item variants
Use Standard BC variants. Selecting this option will open variant-fields in the field-specification when you run the import.

Show Item attributes on lines

If you use CadConnect with Item Attributes you can have these attributes shown on each of the detail lines. In seperate columns. This makes it possible to modify the values imported.

The attributes will always be shown in Factboxes at the right, unless you choose to hide the Factboxes.

Update existing items
If you want to be able to change fields on existing items then put a checkmark in this field. The update take place when you execute the update from a CadConnect.
Fields that will be updated are: Description, Description 2, No. 2.

**Update Attributes on existing items

If you want to be able to change Attributes on existing items the put a checkmark in this field.

You can read more about using Item Attributes here:
Please note, that as an item can hold only one value for each BC item attribute, selecting the update will remove the existing attribute values from the item and adding new attributes according to the CadConnect you are updating from.


New items are created based on the standard NAV item creation template function.

In CadConnect one of 4 templates for end-items, produced items, purchased items or assembly items need to be created suitable for your company.

Use advanced templates

If you checkmark this field the advanced template use system is initiated.

You can read about the use of Advanced templates here: Using advanced templates

Re-use routings
When you add a routing to an item, through one of the methods available, CadConnect will as default create a new routing with the same number as the item number and add a reference on the item to this new routing.

If you want to re-use existing BC routings and you do not want new “identical” routings created, you can select this option.

In that case selecting an existing routing on a CadConnect line will add a routing to the item, but maintain the routing number. That is no new routing will be created and the item will be added a reference to the selected existing routing.

Do not explode existing routes

When you add a routing to an item, by selecting an existing routing, CadConnect will as default create new lines showing each operation from the routing. When you select this option the routing number will be saved as the Routing Template on the CadConnect item, and no operation lines will be added. When the item is being created the item will be added a reference to this selected existing routing.

Approve Routings / BOMs automatically

You need to decide (Yes or No) if the newly created BC BOM’s and/or Routings has to be certified, or stay in another status during the creating process.

Use Versions

A checkmark in this field allows you to run with version control on items, BOM’s and routings.

Item version Attribute

If you want to have imported version codes added to new items as an attribute value, you can assign a item Attribute set for this here.

You can read more about the use of Item Attributes her: Item Attributes


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