Go from engineering to manufacturing 5x faster!

Here’s the problem!  

You are a manufacturing company, and you do lots of engineering work. You create new and update existing items and bills of material (BOMs). You are doing this work today manually or, at best, you have a multi-step workflow that requires a spreadsheet, macros, and an import or copy and paste routine. Or worse, you tried another integration that didn't live up to the hype!

 That process costs you up to $100,000 per year in data entry, BOM errors, rework expenses, and demoralizing your staff who would rather spend time designing and manufacturing than entering data.    When a $1.00 Bill of Material mistake can cost up to 100X more if it gets to the customer and when engineering services are billed at $130 per hour, it does not take long to see that the current process won’t work anymore.

It’s time to get your engineering and manufacturing talking.... with CADTALK PLM!


CADTALK PLM is a completely off-the-shelf, intelligent, bi-directional integration between your CAD, PDM and Arena.  CADTALK PLM reads data from any CAD and PDM application transforming the engineering bill of materials (eBOM) into Arena items and bills of material. 

 As an always current partner with PTC Arena, CADTALK PLM creates new and updates existing Arena items and bills of material between CAD/PDM and Arena items, bills of material and attachments while identifying and tracking the changes between CAD and Arena stock items and bills of material.  

CADTALK PLM is so much more than an import and mapping utility.  The CADTALK framework offers standardized, in-depth integrations coupled with expression-based, low-code, configurable intelligence that gives you the power to integrate your systems in hours and days rather than months and years.   CADTALK PLM focuses on the entire engineering to manufacturing hand-off by supporting every aspect of the bill of material from items, BOMs, attachments, vendors, manufacturers and more. 

Bundled with CADTALK DFM, you will eliminate manual data entry, reduce errors, and get more value out of your PTC Arena with accurate and consistent data transformation.


  • Get to the market 5x faster   
  • Always current with CAD/PDM and Arena New releases
  • Reduce lead time by as much as 80%
  • Minimize BOM mistakes that waste money and cripple productivity 
  • Better collaboration and more time on value added work
  • Eliminate slow, manual duplicate data entry
  • Save hundreds to thousands of hours per year
CADTALK Saves over 70K per year


  • Industry leading configurable intelligence engine to automate tedious work
  • Color coded change tracking
  • Advanced expression based bi-directional field level mappings
  • Choice of CAD hosted or standalone hosted application
  • Drag and drop BOM capabilities for easy BOM restructuring
  • Powerful and Intuitive BOM editor
  • Custom Field Support
  • PLM Validation: Ensure data integrity and accuracy
  • Run on demand for fully automated on PDM/Vault workflows


Arena BOM
Arena Mix of Icons Markup
Arena Property Mappings
Arena Thumbnail and BOM Structure
Arena Validation Error
Arena BOM Arena Mix of Icons Markup Arena Property Mappings Arena Thumbnail and BOM Structure Arena Validation Error


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.

For more information about CADTALK, or if you need support, please visit the support center.

Does CADTALK PLM support uploading documents like images and PDF drawing to Arena PLM?
CADTALK PLM supports uploading images and documents to Arena PLM both manually and through the intelligence engine.
What fields does CADTALK PLM support in Arena?
CADTALK PLM supports all the fields in the Arena item and BOM as well as attachments.
Can CADTALK PLM add parts to the Arena BOM that are not in the CAD systems?
Yes, users can use the CADTALK PLM interface to search Arena PLM and add non-CAD parts to the bill of material.
Does CADTALK PLM require a CAD license?
No, CADTALK PLM can read most CAD files without a CAD license.
Anyone who manages items and bill of material in Arena PLM can use CADTALK PLM.


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