Engineering Automation

Fully developed CIDEON product rules.

Engineering Automation

Engineering Automation is a software service package combining a simple user interface with the required engineering tool to create an automated solution.

Automatically Design Individual Product Variants

Use Engineering Automation to design fully-automated individual product variants. At the "push of a button" scale your designs in quotation and order creation processes. Autodesk Inventor is the starting point for building parameterized components as well as standard components and part families. Inventor iLogic then generates rule-based component, assembly and drawing documents. Subsequent use of additional sophisticated automation tools generates the highest productivity gains. The bottom line is once developed, always available.



Product Complexity

Use Engineering Automation as an answer to the continuously growing complexity of products and their development. Automating engineering processes at an early stage minimizes sales and after-sales costs.

Variant Diversity

Use Engineering Automation to accelerate processes along the entire value chain and increase productivity in spite of the significant increase in the number of variants.

Small Production Quantities

Use Engineering Automation to meet the ambitious vision of mass customization. Link intelligent process optimization with agile software.


Simple Component Standards

Use Autodesk Inventor Parametric to easily define component standards for your team. The same database is then always used for parametric components.

Parametric models

Use Autodesk Inventor Scripting iLogic and improve parametric models with product logic to create intelligent and flexible design templates – easy to use and seamlessly integrated into Autodesk Inventor.


Visual Product Configuration

Use Autodesk Forge Engineering Automation models in web-based product configurators to create custom documentation for your partners and customers.


Rule-Based Automation

Use rule-based automation from design through to the drawing of individual parts. Achieve higher productivity in engineering and precision in quotation and order processes.


Your Software Solution for a Consistent Configuration Process


CIDEON Conify consistently links data from the sales and engineering phases to automatically provide PDM-compliant MCAD and ECAD data of the configured product. This is the basis for the subsequent Engineering-to-Order and generation of ERP-specific bill of materials, work schedules, wiring diagrams and production processes according to customer requirements, enabling the creation of individual products quickly and according to specifications.

Core Benefits: 

  • Automation of daily tasks in the processing of configurable products
  • Consistent data quality
  • Ensure consistent standards for all process participants
  • Merging into one mechatronic BOM


CIDEON Conify is the ideal combination of CONnection and CONfiguration!

Configuration Process

Realise a consistent configuration process in mechanical and plant engineering with CIDEON and link your sales and engineering data. Discover new possibilities for better planning and faster projects.

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Our Added Values

CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to manufacturing and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical knowledge in system integration and process consulting. CIDEON understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with CIDEON software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual requirements in day-to-day business.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Place your trust in a strong group of companies. CIDEON is part of the family-run, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is guided by the principles of customer-focused and sustainable corporate management. 

Collaboration - Optimal Cooperation Along The Entire Product Life Cycle

Ensure that all employees and also external stakeholders can access up-to-date and correct information. With fast and reliable document exchange and efficient management of projects, you can significantly optimize your processes and increase efficiency. 

Learn more about optimized collaboration in mechanical and plant engineering.


CIDEON Support

Quality, speed and reliability in engineering play a crucial role in your success. All-round services are therefore as important as committed specialists and powerful software.

CIDEON Support gives you quick and easy answers to your questions, detailed information about products and solutions, and helpful tips and tricks.

Managed Services take us one step further: This service enables us to maintain an overview of your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and thus ensure your software's long-term operational reliability. You can then always be sure that your systems are always up to date and operable.

CIDEON Locations

CIDEON Headquarters

Cideon Software & Services GmbH & Co. KG
Lochhamer Schlag 11, 82166 Gräfelfing



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