Collaboration of distributed and global design and engineering teams across enterprises and continents has never been more important than now. A good integration between PLM and CAD is a prerequisite to support efficient engineering processes and to an enhanced collaboration capability across the organization, enabling increased design innovation. Access to design and manufacturing data must be readily and securely accessible in any place at any time.Improved linkage to ERP systems provides a streamlined interface to purchasing and an easier transfer to production.As an Oracle certified partner, XPLM offers the next generation of CAD connectors to fulfill these requirements by seamlessly integrating Oracle’s Agile A9 PLM with Catia V5. Based on the XPLM Integration Platform, the Catia V5 connector offers CAD users an effective and powerful integration with Oracle Agile PLM. Data and structures of both CAD and PLM are integrated, providing the ability for bi-directional exchange of CAD files and metadata.XPLM Integration Platform-based CAD connectors provide control over CAD data with full support for release processing, easy PLM access for functions such as loading or saving of CAD data, high security through the use of robust PLM role and privilege functionality as well as automated bi-directional transfer of properties between CAD and PLM.