CIDEON Solution Days

Our CIDEON Solution Days take place every two years in exclusive locations. In addition to a special ambience, the focus is above all on the exchange with customers, partners and CIDEON experts. 

Keynotes, panel discussions and breakout sessions cover exciting topics along the entire value chain. 

Be curious which special location we will choose for you in 2025!

Step on The Gas And Start Into The Future

The next CIDEON Solution Days will once again take place at a very special location. But not only our location will be special - an energetic and varied programme awaits you. Engaging speaker keynotes, industry insights and exciting breakout sessions will show you new trends and solutions to make your processes fit for the future.

Discover the most important developments and solutions with which you can further optimise your added value - along the entire product life cycle.



Look forward to the next CIDEON Solution Days

Register now for the next CIDEON Solution Days!


Save your spot for our next Solution Days right now and you will be informed directly as soon as registration for our event is open.

Highlights of The CIDEON Solution Days 2023

With a breathtaking view over the start and finish straight as well as many other sections of the Nürburgring track, all participants have experienced our keynotes, breakout session and had the chance to network in an informal atmosphere in a very exclusive setting.

Agenda 2023

Day 1

+++ The maximum number of participants for the plant tour has been reached. However, you can still register. Should a place become free, you will automatically move up from the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding! +++

You can register for our special factory tour in the next step after the successful event registration. 

Start the two event days with us directly with a highlight! 
Experience an exclusive factory tour at a renowned racing company and take a look behind the scenes of racing!

The factory tour is limited to 70 participants. You can still register after the maximum number of participants has been reached. You will then be placed on our waiting list.


How can you register for the factory tour? 
After your registration for our CIDEON Solution Days 2023, you can easily select the option "Yes, I would like to participate in the factory tour" in the next step. 


Meeting point and check-in:
Dorint Hotel

53520 Nürburg

12:00-13:00: Check-in, welcome, snacks & drinks
13:15: Allocation to shuttle buses and transfer to the factory tour

We would like to welcome you to the CIDEON Solution Days 2023! 

Experience CIDEON up close - Learn what CIDEON does and, above all, what makes it special in our kick-off presentation.

We look into the future together!
Which innovations can we use to further support your company in the field of mechanical and plant engineering so that you stand out from the competition?
Get to know the latest CIDEON innovations with which your company can optimize all processes along the value chain.

About Marc Gassert:

Marc Gassert spent much of his life in different cultures on different continents and learned Asian martial arts from renowned grandmasters. 

Today he holds master degrees (black belts) in Karate, Taekwondo and Shaolin Kung Fu. 

In Munich he studied Communication Science and Intercultural Communication, in Tokyo Japanese Studies. 

As a lecturer, Marc Gassert offers the transfer of knowledge between Far Eastern and Western culture. With his interactive lectures on courage, discipline and balance, he is a regular guest at the top events of international companies. 


His secret are the treasures of Shaolin.

End the first day of the event with a dinner together. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to network with CIDEON experts, partners and other participants.

Location: Black Falcon Lounge (4th floor of the TÜV tower)

Day 2

Thomas Dax-Schneider
Project Manager

Stefan Beywl
Project Manager

With ECTR amongst the top 3 

Flottweg set itself this goal before the project began. Ambitious? Maybe. Feasible? Definitely! CIDEON supported the leading specialist in the field of separation technology with the introduction of the SAP Engineering Control Center as well as with the conversion of the 3D CAD system. 

Find out from the two project managers Thomas Dax-Schneider and Stefan Beywl how the introduction went and how this created the basis for the integration of engineering as well as all upstream and downstream processes.

SAP ECTR - the engine for the digital twin

Peter Vandrey 
Head of SAP PLM Solution Management

Felix Finster
Senior Solution Manager SAP PLM

Why is SAP ECTR the engine for the digital twin and how to ensure the overlapping data exchange with the help of SAP solutions. This and much more awaits you in this presentation.

Examples will be used to illustrate how engineering can be integrated into the company-wide value chain and how PLM or logistical follow-up processes can be mapped holistically and simplified with new SAP solutions.

More orders: Create offer layouts quickly and with high quality

Christof Ott
Principal Solution Manager

A better quote/order rate? How can bid layouts be created, modified and shared with customers quickly and in a high-quality manner in order to win orders?
Why does the BIM context play an increasingly important role?
How can the orders won be processed efficiently?
Is it even worth investing energy here?

New business opportunities through cloud-based solutions

Guido Terbrack
Principal Solution Manager

Klaus Katterbauer
Head of Autodesk Consulting

It is no longer just a trend, but a normality that cloud technologies are integrating into our everyday work. In this presentation, we will introduce you to numerous benefits that Autodesk products offer in cloud environments for your enterprise-wide PLM processes.

Experience realistic scenarios that make it possible to unite systems as well as methods and people in a central platform.  The solution approaches shown offer your customers significant added value and thus you a competitive advantage and new business opportunities.

Cloud meets integration: sheer integrating pleasure

Stefan Schaarschmidt
Head of Software Development C++/C#

Integrations are our main discipline and cloud technologies have also been on our minds for quite some time! Why not bring the two together? Our cloud CAD integrations connect cloud-based CAD systems with the logistical objects in the SAP/Cloud-SAP environment or various PDM systems with Cloud-SAP.

In this talk, we will present the function of our integrations with everyday examples from various engineering processes and go into the differences between on-prem, hybrid or pure cloud integration scenarios.

During the break between our breakout sessions you will have the opportunity to refresh yourself with coffee, cold drinks and snacks and to exchange ideas with our experts, customers, partners or other participants.

The way to the goal - from CAD desktop to SAP ECTR

Peter Vandrey 
Head of SAP PLM Solution Management

Fabian Klute
Senior Solution Manager SAP PLM

Are you looking to switch from SAP CAD Desktop (CDESK) to SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR)? To achieve efficient Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with the new capabilities of SAP S/4 HANA, a switch is definitely a good decision!

In this presentation, we will discuss the differences between both approaches and experiences from successful migration projects and explain our project approach for a successful migration.

How building design and mechanics grow together

Vitali Beck
Solution Manager

What opportunity does Building Information Modeling (BIM) offer machine builders? In this presentation, we will show you how BIM offers the opportunity to shorten development times through optimized collaboration with customers and other project participants.

We will show you how you can use Autodesk solutions to make the design of your machines and plants more efficient and how you can successfully combine mechanical engineering and building design in one project - Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Revit are the perfect tools for this.

Handling variant products efficiently - How does that work?

Sebastian Cordes
Principal Solution Manager

Lara Greiner
Head of Portfolio Management

Are you a supplier, machine or plant manufacturer who is standardizing and modularizing your products more and more in order to deliver individual solutions? But your internal handling processes are characterized by recurring CAD activities and extreme administrative efforts? You are not alone in this and we at CIDEON will not leave you alone either!

Dare to take a look into the world of CIDEON Conify, our new software for automated CAD data in the quotation and order process. Digitization at its best: efficient, comprehensive, precise and suitable for your individual system environment.

Efficiency like a pit stop - SAP PPG and SAP ECTR in a team

Felix Finster
Senior Solution Manager SAP PLM

Tom Tetzlaff
BDF Experts

Manage customer projects efficiently and consistently with the SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR)? We will show you the possibilities to master the challenges of customer order complexity, with best practice scenarios. Have you heard about the integration of SAP PPG (Product & Process Governance) with SAP ECTR?

This integration allows different departments to be integrated into the projects/processes, ensuring transparent information flow and simplified collaboration.

During the one-hour lunch break, a small snack and various drinks will be waiting for you.

Mechatronics: Nothing is impossible

Peter Vandrey 
Head of SAP PLM Solution Management

Felix Finster
Senior Solution Manager SAP PLM

Intelligently linking two BOMs from electrical and mechanical engineering?

Join us in this interactive session and discuss the possibilities of a mechatronic bill of materials.

Keynote Autodesk: Digital transformation and the convergence of industries

Alexander Rettich
Senior Partner Business Consultant

SAP ECTR: The Integration

Fabian Klute
Senior Solution Manager SAP PLM

Pay attention! Discover in this presentation how to make your SAP ECTR implementation project planable with the CIDEON Starter Packages, achieve the necessary budget determination and get your new SAP ECTR implementation on track.

Our project methodology is based on industry best practices and ensures an efficient implementation project.

Data management with PRO.FILE - from interfaces to updates

Wilfried Strangmann
Senior Solution Manager

Christian Lahr
Solution Architect

What does it mean for you to be up to date? Configuring your PDM system in seconds and creating an easy connection to xCAD and SAP?

With our PRO.FILE services in terms of implementation, available interfaces and support, you get everything out of PRO.FILE!

Keynote SAP: SAP Engineering Control Center - Roadmap and Outlook

Gerhard Himmelsbach
Product Owner SAP ECTR

CAD Scanner: Automated instead of manual!

Andreas Hess
Senior Solution Manager

Do you want first-class CAD documents with minimal effort, without tedious manual work and completely automated? With CIDEON CAD Scanner this is possible!

In our presentation, we will use AutoCAD and Inventor examples to explain how quickly and conveniently you can check your CAD documents - and how the add-on helps you to ensure consistent quality standards. This way you have the growing complexities of your design and inspection guidelines under control and at the same time ignite a real quality boost in your product data.

Digital product model for custom orders

Martin Bentin
Principal Account Manager

Dr. Urlich Schmidt
Managing Director
BDF Experts

Do you want to process customer-specific orders in a time- and cost-saving manner - without redundant data storage and manual generation of bills of materials?

With the integration of Autodesk Vault Professional as powerful data management software and SAP Product and Process Governance (SAP PPG), we demonstrate that order-related engineering can also be efficient. The solutions from BDF EXPERTS and CIDEON provide you with systems and product structures that efficiently and consistently map your automated processes including CAD data.

CIDEON Coni – what?

Mario Behrens
Senior Consultant

Daniel Krämer
Head of Digitalization & IT

Let's start by increasing your competitiveness and productivity with the automation of your design process!

From customer to customer is the motto of our presentation with the company Teledoor. Here you will learn first-hand how to automate your quotation and order process - and all with CIDEON Conify.

We will conclude the breakout sessions together with a short wrap-up before coming to the end of the official part. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to network again.

During the final break, you are once again invited to refresh yourself with coffee or cold drinks and to exchange ideas with our experts, customers, partners or other participants.

Our event will end at 04:00 pm. We already would like to thank all participants and speakers!

Exclusive Factory Tour

+++ The maximum number of participants for the plant tour has been reached. However, you can still register. Should a place become free, you will automatically move up from the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding! +++

Before our two-day event, a special highlight awaits you: an exclusive factory tour at a renowned racing company.


We want to surprise you! 
You will get more detailed information about the tour in the next step of our registration. One thing can be said - it's worth it!


How can you register for the plant tour? 

After registering for our CIDEON Solution Days 2023, you can simply select the option "Yes, I would like to participate in the factory tour" in the next step.

Keynote: Marc Gassert

It is not starting that is rewarded, but persevering! 

In the Shaolin monastery they say: "the diligent always beats the talented" - we see the proof every day.

Whoever learns the art of self-discipline will be successful in the long run. 

In all areas of life. 

Marc Gassert analyzes the "Tao of Discipline" from the Far East and transfers it to the Western world. In this way, the secrets of discipline are also made usable for us. 

Through intelligent interactions he overcomes the usual distance between lecturer and audience. 

His interactive demonstrations lead to AHA-effects and show the participants how to achieve more discipline with less effort.

Day 2 - Thursday, June 15, 2023

On the second day of the CIDEON Solution Days, you can attend a total of four different breakout sessions to gain detailed insights on a wide range of topics and exchange ideas with our speakers.
You can sign up for your personal breakout session in our event app. You will receive the download link for this app shortly via email.


Despite the closings for the reconstruction work, you can still book rooms at the Dorint Hotel. You can find all information about the reconstruction measures here in the press release.

Take advantage of our special hotel contingent for the Dorint Hotel at the Nürburgring and book your room now for the CIDEON Solution Days 2023. 

The 4-star hotel is located directly next to the race track of the Nürburgring and offers you optimal comfort before and after our event! 

The following rooms are available to you as a participant in our event on a self-pay basis:

  • Single room standard: 129,00 €
  • Double room: 169,00 €

The price includes a rich breakfast buffet.

Please use our reservation form and mention the keyword "Cideon 14.06.2023" when booking. This contingent is available until 18 April 2023.


53520 Nürburg

The 4-star Lindner Nürburgring Congress Hotel is located directly on the start and finish straight of the Nürburgring. With tasteful furnishings, a wide range of wellness and culinary offerings, the hotel offers the ideal opportunity to relax after and before exciting breakout sessions or keynotes and to strengthen yourself with a hearty breakfast. 

Use our special hotel contingent until 03 May 2023 with the keyword "CIDEON Solution Day" and reserve your accommodation for our event on a cost price basis. 

  • Room for single occupancy: 189,00 €
  • Double occupancy: 229,00 €

The room rate includes a rich breakfast buffet.

53520 Nürburg

The Lindner Nürburgring Motorsport Hotel is located directly opposite the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring. The 3-star hotel with approx. 60 rooms not only offers the ideal pit stop after an exciting race, but also the perfect place to relax between two fast-paced event days. 

Use our exclusive hotel contingent until 03 May 2023 with the keyword "CIDEON Solution Day" and reserve your room at cost price for the CIDEON Solution Days. 

  • Room for single occupancy: 159,00 €
  • Double occupancy: 189,00 €

The room rate includes a breakfast buffet at the Lindner Nürburgring Congress Hotel directly in front of this hotel.

53520 Nürburg

Very close to the Nürburgring, approx. 8 km from the venue, you find the family-run Eifelhotel Fuchs in the middle of the charming Vordereifel. The hotel offers accommodation for more than 50 people, a newly built wellness area and a restaurant with regional, tasteful cuisine. 


Reserve your accommodation for our event now on a self-pay basis. 

  • Single room: from 65 € 
  • Double room: from 90 €

The room rate includes a rich breakfast buffet.


Hauptstraße 27
56729 Boos



The motorsport hotel, which has been family-run for 20 years, offers a charming place to stay for motorsport enthusiasts during our CIDEON Solution Days 2023. Thanks to its central location, both the GP circuit and the Nordschleife are within easy walking distance. 

Use our special hotel contingent until 26 April 2023 with the keyword "CIDEON Software & Services" and reserve your accommodation for our event on a cost price basis. 

  • Single room: 85,00 € 
  • Double room for single use 115,00 €

The room rate includes a rich breakfast buffet and a reserved parking space.


Hauptstraße 32
53520 Nürburg

Event Registration

Look forward to the next CIDEON Solution Days

Register now for the next CIDEON Solution Days!


Unfortunately, the CIDEON Solution Days 2023 are already fully booked. 


Therefore, let us put you on the waiting list for our next Solution Days right now and you will be informed directly as soon as registration for our event is open.

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