Radica Software has partnered with OpenBOM to further integrate Electrical CAD software, allowing users of Electra Cloud to export and convert bills of materials directly into OpenBOM.
This new feature should prove useful for any team working on design projects using multiple software, allowing all BOM reports to be exported easily into a centralised location on OpenBOM and allow team members access the files in real-time.
OpenBOM state that the new feature is particularly helpful to anyone using Onshape, while at the same, it is also available to all users of Electra Cloud.
Launched in 2020, Electra Cloud is a fully browser-based electrical CAD software, using Vecta.io, a graphics editor software, also developed by Radica Software, as its engine.
The cloud-based software allows third parties to build their own custom vertical solution on top of Vecta.
The integration also allows automatic extraction and synchronisation of data via OpenBOM with accounting systems, which help improve purchasing processes for project owners. In addition, it provides users with real-time data and real-time collaboration, so they no longer need to worry about version control.
Radica Software CEO Thomas Yip, said: “Automation is key to making work efficient and productive.
“Previously, users of Electra Cloud ECAD had to manually export their bill of materials that contained a long list of parts, components, pricing info, and others into OpenBOM.
“We’ve been getting requests from users to make this process simpler and that motivated us to work with OpenBOM to solve the issue. This has kickstarted our partnership with OpenBOM.”
OpenBOM CEO Oleg Shilovitsky, added: “The new integration between Electra Cloud ECAD software and OpenBOM helps engineers to streamline the information flow between engineers and the rest of the team. It eliminates the mistakes and supports modern connected SaaS application approaches.
“By partnering with Radica Software, OpenBOM expands the line of CAD add-ins supported by OpenBOM and supports multi-disciplinary BOM collaboration,” continued Shilovitsky.
Both Radica Software and OpenBOM are also discussing potential deeper integration including allowing OpenBOM users to export data into Electra Cloud.