Bi-directional Publish

Submitting or publishing the data from one business system to another. Bi-directional publishing allows information to be sent back to the original or master business system that sent the data. An example is an engineering change number (ECN). Updated part details in the Item Master sent from a PDM system to an ERP system, and then a new ECN generated by ERP gets sent back to the PDM system.

Application Integrations

The vdR Group architects, designs and develops off-the-shelf application integrations and related solutions for partners with clients in design, engineering, and manufacturing.

The cornerstone of vdR’s technology portfolio is a combination of a robust data exchange platform coupled with application specific “adapters”. In some instances the platform and selected adapters are pre-packaged as standalone solutions, while in other instances they are custom adapters developed to support a client’s specific needs.

Our data exchange platform solution is specifically designed to treat the diversity of product data objects such as drawings, parts and assemblies that can be exchanged between various applications.

The associated “data exchange adapters”, or DXAs, facilitate the exchange of data between applications. These DXAs typically link to an application via its native API. DXAs have been developed for various CAD, enterprise content management (ECM), ERP, and PDM/PLM applications.


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external management information across an entire organization, embracing finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. ERP systems automate this activity with an integrated software application. Their purpose is to facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries of the organization.

Autodesk Vault Connect

Autodesk Vault Connect® is an integration product developed for Autodesk. It provides the exchange of data between a client’s Autodesk Vault® environment with that of its corporate system or other business application. The transfer of data can be mapped from Vault to the client’s ERP system, and bi-directionally back, if desired. The process can be automated to allow for updates based on an action such as ‘Release’ in Vault or can be set up to be manually published at any time.

Autodesk Vault Connect® can also exchange data with other target applications; whether they be CAD, PLM, ECM, or ERP.