Layout/Factory Planning

Digital transformation in layout planning.

Factory and plant layout

Using layout/factory planning or factory design, you can optimize existing workflows from concept layout and detailed planning through to communication processes, validation and realization.

CIDEON Factory Design Konzept

CIDEON factory design concept for machine builders, system integrators and factory operators

Machine builders, system integrators and factory operators/planners need to meet the challenge of quicker time-to-market, increased flexibility and higher availability on a daily basis, whether for new planning, repurposing or revitalizing production plants and manufacturing facilities.

With its factory design concept, CIDEON provides a solution for conflict-free, efficient and successful project and layout planning.



Increasing Production Complexity

Production layouts are always preceded by longer development times. Added to this is the growing complexity of hall layouts and factory planning. Other critical parameters ranging from draft to detailed planning include integrating building protrusions and a building's technical equipment. Help is at hand here in the form of digital factory models, either in 2D or 3D.

Growing Data Diversity

The variety of data in development and production processes is growing continuously. In addition to a growing amount of inventory and customer data, increasingly more third-party CAD formats are having to be incorporated. PDM systems can be used here to enable efficient data management in the layout and project planning phase.

Working together and Communication

Increasing project complexity requires new ways of collaboration and communication. This requires optimizing existing workflows from concept layout and detailed planning through to communication processes, validation and realization. Planning and process analyses help you achieve the required goals.

Integrated Product Development

Product development today does not focus on design and manufacturing. An integrated view of products and product lifecycle is becoming increasingly important. This is being supported with, for example, new ways of planning, training and sales visualization.


CIDEON's factory design concept gives factory operators (planners), system integrators and machine builders simple tools and a quick workflow.

PDM Integration

Our integrated and customized data management concept for layout planners guarantees easy retrieval of all relevant layouts and assets as well as a planning and financial comparison of planning statuses.




Planning and Process Analysis

Our planning and process analyses in a dedicated examination of current and desired planning levels provide you with clear and detailed measures for achieving the required goals. Rely on our decades of experience in planning processes.



Laser Scans / Photogrammetry

Use 3D dimensioning of buildings, industrial plants and machinery. Quickly and easily analyze your planning environment and avoid potential collisions. CIDEON supports you in structuring the individual scans.




Other Services

Use our expertise in combining design and layout planning at all stages of a project such as setting design standards, conducting training and visualizing projects for sales and communication. You benefit from efficient project launches, increased opportunities for order generation and improved communication.

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. 

Daniel Pasing, Customer Success Manager

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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.


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