CIDEON Interfaces - Efficient Integration for Optimal Processes

CIDEON interfaces provide seamless integration of critical systems to optimize processes and maximize efficiency in your business.

CIDEON Interfaces for Autodesk, EPLAN, PRO.FILE and SAP

CIDEON interface solutions access ERP, PLM, PDM and CAD systems and prepare data in a transparent way. For example, CAD or ECAD data can be merged with SAP or Vault. Automatically synchronizing the information and backing it up centrally eliminates duplicates and incorrect entries, and speeds up and simplifies data tasks.

Seamlessly Connect CAD, PDM/PLM and ERP Systems

Are you looking for seamless integration and efficient data management for your assemblies, components and drawings? Our CAD interface to the PDM/PLM system offers you just that. Your CAD users can continue to work in their familiar environment while benefiting from an integrated PDM/PLM menu that allows direct viewing and editing of original files.

Integrating your PDM system with your ERP system opens up additional advantages. Here, you can not only make a precise material assignment to the design documents, but also automatically derive bills of materials. This ensures uniform data structures for all those involved in development.

Learn more about our customized interface solutions for Autodesk, EPLAN, PRO.FILE and SAP. Or contact us directly. We will support you not only in the selection, but also in the implementation and configuration - and much more.

Rely on our many years of experience and exclusive partnerships with Autodesk and SAP. With our innovative Cloud CAD interfaces to SAP PLM, we are once again setting standards in the area of interfaces between CAD and SAP.



In product development, companies face a variety of challenges. Efficient data synchronization, seamless collaboration, integration of CAD and PLM systems, and ensuring a consistent data structure are crucial aspects. The CIDEON interface portfolio offers customized solutions to successfully meet these challenges and optimize product development.

Efficient Data Synchronization

CIDEON interfaces ensure seamless and automated synchronization of design data between different systems, saving time and resources.

Optimized Collaboration in the Development Process

Our interfaces enable smooth collaboration between different departments and teams in the product development process, reducing bottlenecks and misunderstandings.

Integration of CAD and PLM Systems

CIDEON interfaces allow the integration of CAD and PLM systems, which enables a holistic management of assemblies, components and drawings.

Consistent Data Structure and Management

The use of CIDEON interfaces ensures a uniform data structure and management, which ensures the quality and integrity of the design data.

Our Interfaces


With the CIDEON 3DX xPDM – SAP Interface you use a proven state-of-the-art solution for information and process synchronisation between 3DEXPERIENCE and SAP.


Connect ECAD and CAM data with CIDEON interface EPLAN PRO.File Integration and incorporate data management across the entire product life cycle.

PDM – CloudCAD

CIDEON interface SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional – S/4 HANA Cloud Integration connects SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud or to S/4 OnPremise.

CloudCAD – SAP

Use CIDEON Cloud CAD Integration for SAP PLM as an effective interface to connect cloud-based CAD data with SAP.

Vault Professional – ERP

CIDEON interface Vault – ERP integrates product data (PDM system) into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This will improve collaboration within the product development process.

Vault Professional – SAP

CIDEON interface Vault Professional – SAP PLM speeds up synchronization of data and processes from PDM to PLM, and vice versa.

Vault Professional - EPLAN

Combine process data using CIDEON Vault Professional Integration for EPLAN and bridge the gap between electrical engineering, fluid power and mechanical engineering.


Connect your PDM system with SAP now using the CIDEON PRO.FILE SAP interface.

Our SAP ECTR Interfaces

The SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) interfaces from CIDEON enable seamless integration of the respective CAD system into SAP PLM. What makes these interfaces unique is that CIDEON does the development while the interfaces are officially available on the SAP price list. This allows companies to benefit from customized, reliable integrations that are perfectly tailored to their specific requirements.

SAP ECTR Interface to AutoCAD

The SAP ECTR Interface to AutoCAD enables seamless integration of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical product and design data into SAP PLM.

SAP ECTR Interface to Inventor

The SAP ECTR Interface to Inventor enables Inventor product and design data to be seamlessly integrated into SAP PLM.

SAP ECTR Interface to EPLAN Electric P8

The SAP ECTR Interface to EPLAN Electric P8 enables ECAD data to be integrated into SAP and your product models to be completed.

SAP ECTR Interface to Solid Edge

The SAP ECTR Interface to Solid Edge enables seamless integration of CAD and ERP data including across disciplines.


The SAP ECTR Interface to SOLIDWORKS enables assemblies, parts and drawings from SOLIDWORKS to be seamlessly managed as structures in SAP PLM.


Do you want to connect EPLAN with 3DX from Daussault Systèmes? The 3DEXPERIENCE Connector to EPLAN makes it possible. The interface enables direct data exchange between the two systems and therefore supports the product development process.

CIDEON is a software partner of Dassault Systèmes and develops the integration together with its sister company EPLAN.

Learn more about the 3DEXPERIENCE Connector to EPLAN on the following website:

CIDEON's customized interface solutions enable smooth integration into your existing system environment. Discover the four main advantages of our individual software development.

Customized Solutions

Our interfaces are developed exactly according to your specific software development requirements in order to achieve optimal results.

Agile Development Methods

We flexibly adapt to changing requirements in software development to always deliver the best solutions.

State-of-the-art Technologies

State-of-the-art technologies and proven best practices ensure powerful and reliable interfaces in software development.

Continuous Development

We always integrate current trends and technologies in software development to provide innovative and future-proof solutions.

Your Benefits Using CIDEON Interfaces

With the CIDEON interface solutions, you can significantly increase the quality of your products – and reduce your costs at the same time. You also benefit from the following advantages:

Process Security

Secure processes within and between departments


High range of functions available directly in the standard or through configuration


Optimal benefit with short project duration through standardized integrations

Quality and Actuality

Ensuring data quality and up-to-dateness in all systems


Each user has all relevant information in “his own” system

Data Acquisition without Redundancy

Reduction of effort by avoiding redundant entries

Application Areas & Industries

Simplify the use of cloud-based CAD data and SAP with CIDEON Cloud CAD Integration. Learn more about the use in different industries:

Mechanical and Plant Engineering

Our interfaces optimize product development and enable efficient collaboration in the design process.

Electrical and Automation Engineering

CIDEON interfaces offer specialized solutions for the seamless integration of electronic design data.

Automotive Engineering and Mobility

Our interfaces support the development of components and systems in the field of automotive engineering and mobility.

Energy and Supply

With CIDEON interfaces, companies in the energy industry can optimize their product development processes and make them more efficient.

Aerospace Technology

Our solutions enable the efficient design and development of components and systems for the aerospace industry.

Medical Engineering

CIDEON interfaces support the development of medical technology products and ensure smooth integration into existing workflows.

FAQ about CIDEON Interfaces

CIDEON interfaces are customized software connections that seamlessly link different systems. They allow for the efficient integration of CAD and PLM systems, enabling the smooth management of design data and processes.

CIDEON interface solutions enable an intelligent, seamless and break-free exchange of development-relevant data, such as documents, article and master data or parts lists, between common data management and authoring systems.

CIDEON interfaces access all common ERP, PLM, PDM or CAD systems and merge the existing information - seamlessly, securely and easily.

CIDEON interfaces simplify and accelerate data management. Automatic synchronization and central storage of your project and process data prevent incorrect or duplicate entries (duplicates).

With CIDEON's SAP interfaces, you can integrate your product and design data from all common CAD, ECAD and ERP systems.

With the CIDEON interfaces you can optimize your product development processes, improve collaboration and ensure a uniform data structure. This leads to more efficient workflows and ultimately to increased productivity.

Yes, with the SAP ECTR Interface to AutoCAD you can integrate your AutoCAD data into SAP PLM.

Yes. With the SAP interface SAP ECTR Interface to Inventor you integrate your Inventor data into SAP PLM.

Yes. With the SAP interface SAP ECTR Interface to EPLAN Electric P8 you integrate your EPLAN data into SAP PLM.

Yes, with the SAP ECTR Interface to SolidEdge you can integrate your SolidEdge data with SAP PLM.

Yes, with the SAP ECTR Interface to SOLIDWORKS you can integrate your SOLIDWORKS D data into SAP PLM.

Yes! CIDEON interfaces are designed for customer-specific requirements and solutions and can be individually configured.

Yes! We are an Autodesk and SAP Platinum Partner and have decades of expertise as a system integrator and process consultant. Our experts enable fast and flexible processing, implementation and use of your data. Contact us!

CIDEON interfaces are characterized by their customized development, which is tailored exactly to the individual requirements of a company. Furthermore, they are officially available on the SAP price list, which ensures a trustworthy and reliable integration.

The CIDEON interfaces enable the integration of various systems such as Autodesk, EPLAN, PRO.FILE and SAP, to name a few. This extends the flexibility and adaptability of the solution.

The implementation of the CIDEON interfaces takes place in close cooperation with our experienced team. We support you in the configuration, adaptation and integration of the interfaces into your existing system landscape.

The CIDEON interfaces have comprehensive security features that ensure the integrity and confidentiality of your data. These include encrypted data transfers and access controls.

Through efficient integration and automated data management, CIDEON interfaces enable an increase in productivity by optimizing workflows and realizing time savings.

The CIDEON interfaces are flexible and can be easily adapted to changing requirements. Thanks to agile development methods, we can react quickly to new needs.

We offer comprehensive support and regular maintenance for the CIDEON interfaces to ensure that they always run smoothly and are state of the art.

The costs for implementing CIDEON interfaces can vary depending on the scope and individual requirements. We offer customized solutions tailored to your budget and needs.

Challenges faced by the CIDEON Interfaces

With our interfaces, you are able to successfully respond to the following typical challenges in everyday business:

Lack of Standardization

The change and release processes in the company are not standardized. The current status of design documents is not clear, and unintentional changes to released documents occur.

System Breaks

There is no user management and access control for internal and external collaboration. System breaks in collaboration lead to inefficiencies in the product creation process.

More Time and Errors

Poor or missing process integration in the applications costs a lot of time and leads to errors in daily work.

Ann-Kathrin Fritsche, Customer Success Manager

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CIDEON Services

Process Consulting

With our process consulting you understand the challenges, derive possible potentials and decide together for more success.


When executing your project, benefit from our decades of consulting and implementation experience.

Software Development

Do your require customized software development? CIDEON provides customized solutions tailored to your processes.


CIDEON Trainings offer a wide range of practice-oriented trainings in different formats on topics like CAD, PDM, BIM and more.


CIDEON Support provides 24/7 support for your CAD, PDM, PLM environment and ensures long-term.

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. 


CIDEON Locations

CIDEON Headquarters

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



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