CollabCAD is a 3D CAD/CAM Software system for collaborative design & development of Industrial Designs. It provides a collaborative framework for Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) & Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Further, CollabCAD includes a customised ERP module for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises. It is a total solution from product design, visualization, and analysis to content management, workflow and office automation. CollabCAD is an initiative of National Informatics Centre (NIC, Department of Information Technology), Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC, Department of Atomic Energy) and Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (Department of Space, VSSC). CollabCAD (Advanced version)using Java 3D 1.5 version specially for the strategic sector which have highly complicated models and very advanced requirements. CBSE uses CollabCAD (Academic version) in the course curriculum of the Engineering Graphics (formerly Engineering Drawing) course for Class XII. At the Indo German Tool Room(IGTR), Aurangabad, CollabCAD is taught in the mid and long term Diploma and Post Graduate courses on CAD.
Considering the versatility of the software, CollabCAD is an ideal tool for Industries and SMEs. The CollabCAD ERP module is being customized for some MSMEs as a pilot implementation. The CRM module has been customized and implemented according to the requirements of ESDM (Electronic System Designing and Manufacturing)/ IPHW (Industrial Promotion: Electronics & Hardware Manufacturing), DeitY, New Delhi. Data for Electronics Manufacturing Industries registered with DeitY is maintained in the system. This application has helped the ESDM Group in better monitoring and tracking of their customers especially in the context of DIGITAL INDIA and Make in India programs. CollabCAD HR module provides human resource management application to better manage the outsourced/contracted manpower deployed to execute the various projects of different groups of NIC.