EPLAN as a key part of the product development process (PLM)


Integrating EPLAN into PRO.FILE enables product models to be supplemented with ECAD data (e.g. connection lists, circuit diagrams in electrical and fluid engineering, bills of materials, EPLAN evaluations) in PRO.FILE.

EPLAN as a Key Part of the Product Development Process (PLM)

Consistent data in the product development process is the basis for process reliability, product quality and interdisciplinary cooperation over the entire product life cycle. With the CIDEON EPLAN PRO.FILE interface, benefit from the advantages of integrated data management over the entire product life cycle.

Use Cases

The CIDEON EPLAN -PRO.FILE interface is the basis for smart data sharing between EPLAN and PRPO.FILE. Find out more via typical areas of application:

Data Inconsistency

Avoid data inconsistency in electrical BOMs and parts due to manual data transfers to ERP.

Time and Money Costs

Manual effort for transferring and storing data costs time and money. Prevent it with easy, automated data processing.

Costly Postprocessing

Insufficient communication during design leads to time-consuming and costly postprocessing. All-round communication processes save time and money.


Prevent absent and incomplete documentation, for example, by supplementing product models with ECAD data in PRO.FILE.

Product Features

Design Data Management

- Opening, saving, revisioning

- Complete approval and change process support

- Creation and updating of EPLAN evaluations

- Bidirectional synchronization of project attributes

- Adoption of naming and numbering rules from PRO.FILE

BOM Management

Creating, saving

Parts Synchronization

- Creating,importing, updating

- Catalog part comparison between PRO.FILE and EPLAN

- Bidirectional synchronization of catalog-part attributes and classification


EPLAN user authentication and permission assignment in the PRO.FILE environment


Integrate ECAD data into PRO .FILE using the EPLAN-PRO.FILE interface from CIDEON. Achieve end-to-end and seamless cooperation in the product development process. Find out more about the individual benefits:

Competitive Advantages From Data Integration

Gain competitive advantages by integrating all PRO.FILE objects and processes, such as "Sales Orders" and "Project System". Access is then possible to costs, supplier information, stock levels and quality information already in the early stages of product development.

Exclusion of Project Data Redundancies

Avoid project data redundancies. Use referencing instead of duplicates. Data authority is then established within the system.

High Data Quality

Automatically synchronize metadata. Ensure high standards of quality by using up-to-date and accurate data.


Create and update PRO.FILE BOMs (e.g. sales order BOMs, project BOMs...) with the maximum possible automation.

Interdisciplinary Engineering

Generate cross-system, company PLM processes. Guaranteed smooth processes in managing parts and bill of material as well sustainable product data management.


Create greater transparency by providing data centrally in PRO.FILE. Make all information accessible to all departments.

Mechatronic Bill of Materials: MCAD and ECAD Combined

Combine your bill of materials from mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid and electrical engineering and create a common, redundancy-free mechatronic bill of materials. It serves as a common data source for all departments such as procurement, work preparation and manufacturing.

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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. 

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