OpenBOM for Fusion 360 aims to bring advanced data management Bill of Materials and purchasing functions are now available for Autodesk users, via the extension of Fusion 360 data management functions.
OpenBOM for Autodesk Fusion 360 provides a number of significant enhancements in the recent release expanding functionality to bi-directional data exchange with Fusion 360, to support advanced calculations for a variety of roll-ups such as cost, mass and to provide a simple way to plan materials and part purchases.
In a blog, OpenBOM says the it has been thinking about how to connect the power of Fusion360 design, engineering, and simulation tools with the capabilities of its BOM capabilities to manage product data and the purchasing process.
“Think of a prototyping team, woodworkers, or small manufacturing company working on equipment, high-tech, electronic, or any other products. Fusion 360 gives great design capabilities, but lack the way to manage Parts, Vendors, Bill of Materials, Orders, and Purchasing process.”
“The entire experience of bi-directional data exchange between OpenBOM and Autodesk Fusion 360 expose a set of new seamless data workflows and data handovers to simplify data management and to make OpenBOM extending Fusion 360 data management and collaboration,” said OpenBOM CEO Oleg Shilovitsky.
The ‘one-click’ BOM aims to provide an improved user experience of creating and maintaining a BOM, from integration through to data capturing from Autodesk Fusion 360 and data handover in cost estimation, planning and purchasing.
“The OpenBOM Extension for Autodesk Fusion 360 demonstrates the extensibility of Autodesk manufacturing applications via our Forge Manufacturing Services,” said Autodesk Fusion 360 GM Stephen Hooper.
“It seamlessly extends Fusion 360’s data management capabilities by providing flexible and easily configurable options to create a Bill of Materials, to manage Parts, Vendors and Purchasing Orders.
“Autodesk Fusion 360 and Forge for Manufacturing along with OpenBOM puts your data exactly where you want it – in the context of the application and making the best use of data in connected applications.”
Bringing the manufacturing information downstream is seen by OpenBOM as another important data workflow handover process that the new integration enables users to support, with instant data sharing among a team and across multiple teams.