PRO.FILE is a widely used PDM/PLM software which impresses with powerful features and simple and cost-saving configurability. Thus, it enjoys great popularity, especially among medium-sized enterprises. Discover the advantages and application areas of PRO.FILE here and find out more about CIDEON services.

Simple Configuration Instead of Expensive Programming

The introduction of PDM or PLM systems is often associated with a high level of programming effort, which can rarely be carried out by the customer himself and therefore entails high costs. Ongoing system updates become equally time-consuming and expensive due to the customer-specific programming.

With PRO.FILE, the focus is on strong functions and a high level of compatibility with other systems on the one hand, and on the simplest possible implementation on the other. The PDM/PLM solution can be configured step-by-step and can be used after only a few iteration steps. Additional, cost-intensive programming is not required, or only to a limited extent. This makes updates much less risky and less time-consuming.

Convince yourself of PRO.FILE in a personal consultation. We will be happy to support you with implementation, data migration and reliable support services.


Use Cases

Automate Processes – Minimize Errors

Manufacturing has used incorrect drawings. This has jeopardized the delivery date for your project and material costs have become much higher than planned. Avoid such scenarios by automating processes, article and BOM maintenance and always be on the right side (of the project). 

Eliminate Duplicates – Optimize Approvals

Duplicate drawings exist in different data silos on file servers. It is unclear which drawing is the definitive version. Use workflows approval to avoid such scenarios. This will eliminate the risk of false data being circulated.

Implementing Project Changes – Communicating Information

Project changes are not always perceived by everyone. This results in errors happening that require considerable effort to rectify. Use workflows to inform all relevant departments about changes and change requests.

Product Features

Reduce your effort for implementation and administration in day-to-day business with PRO.FILE. With the individual functions, you also reduce the costs of customizing.

CAD Data Management

Saving and retrieving CAD data.

Archiving and Finding

Saving and finding documents.

Document Management (DMStec)

Structuring and managing technical documents.

Product Data Management (PDM)

Linking drawings, documents and BOMs. Coupling to ERP.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Process control of product data and information flows.

Collaborative PLM

Real-time process coordination – internal and external.

Your Benefits

Avoid a patchwork of different specialist systems in different departments. Efficient PDM/PLM systems like PRO.FILE always keep you in control of your data assets and business processes – and therefore in control of actual value creation in product lifecycles.

Simple and Cost-Effective Configurability

All-Round Solution (PDM/PLM and DMStec)

Genuine MultiCAD Solution (ECAD Systems Support)

Open Interfaces (PRO.FILE API)

Consulting And Implementation by CIDEON

You want competent advice on PRO.FILE and reliable implementation in your company? Contact CIDEON – your system integrator with more than 30 years of experience.

Consulting & Analysis

Together with you, we work out the concrete potential for improvement that will result from the introduction of PRO.FILE in your company – with a special focus on the return on investment (ROI). In addition, we take a close look at your existing system and data landscape and thus create the basis for a smooth implementation of PRO.FILE.


After an optional pilot phase with a pre-configured solution, we ensure a clean implementation of PRO.FILE in your company – including individual configuration, migration of your data and a custom-fit connection to existing systems (e.g. ERP). You benefit from our many years of experience and save time and costs for building up your own know-how.

Support & Optimization

Even after implementation, we are at your side as a reliable partner and ensure the unrestricted operability of PRO.FILE in your company with our support services (see below). In addition, we take care of the ongoing optimisation of the system with the adaptation to changed requirements, the addition of new interfaces and much more.

Ann-Kathrin Fritsche, Customer Success Manager

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CIDEON Implementation Packages

Professional Implementation of PRO.FILE in Your Company

We provide professional and coordinated support for the introduction of the proven PDM/PLM system PRO.FILE and equip your engineering for the future. We draw on more than 30 years of project experience and countless successful implementations in the PDM/PLM environment. Benefit from our standardized approach based on best practices, sophisticated training concepts and other attractive services. Convince yourself in a personal consultation!


  • Comprehensive and cross-divisional analysis of the processes along the value chain of your company
  • Identification of optimization and digitization opportunities based on your current business model

CIDEON PRO.FILE Proof of Practice

  • Installation of a pilot environment
    - CIDEON best practice configuration in PRO.FILE
    - Standard installation & user groups
    - First adjustments to masks and fields
  • Key user training
  • Support during the test phase
  • Implementation of import workshops (high level)
  • Fit-gap analysis
  • Budget indication for realization project incl. description

CIDEON Support Services For PRO.FILE Customers

After the implementation of PRO.FILE in your company, we ensure the unrestricted operability and availability of the system with our support services. The following CIDEON Support Services are available to PRO.FILE customers:

CIDEON Solution Support

The CIDEON Customer Care team supports you quickly and reliably with technical problems relating to the implementation of PRO.FILE. Our ticket system is available for you around the clock. We will contact you as quickly as possible and ensure that downtimes and associated additional costs are minimised.

CIDEON Managed Services

With CIDEON Managed Services, we always keep an eye on your PRO.FILE PDM/PLM system and ensure long-term operational reliability. Our experts take over the ongoing testing and maintenance of your system and proactively initiate measures in the event of anomalies. Your IT can concentrate on its core business instead.

Your Advantages With CIDEON Support Services:
  • Relief for your IT staff
  • Very good accessibility of our dedicated support department
  • Deep product and process understanding of our support team
  • Single point of contact
  • Individual service level agreement possible


You can find more information about our support services here:


With our interface solutions for PRO.FILE, duplicates and data entry errors are a thing of the past. We would be happy to advise you in detail about functions, benefits and a smooth implementation.

PRO.FILE SAP Integration

Integrate PRO.FILE data into SAP quickly and easily

Get our proven integration solution for PRO.FILE and SAP now! Our interface allows you to exchange project data automatically and securely. You also benefit from hassle-free implementation, configuration and training by our experts.

EPLAN to PRO.FILE Interface

The basis for the intelligent exchange of data between EPLAN and PRO.FILE

Connect your ECAD and CAM data with the CIDEON interface EPLAN PRO.File Integration and integrate your data management throughout the entire life cycle.

CIDEON Consulting⁺

Good service – without any compromises!

Unleash your maximum potential in your daily work with your CAD and PDM systems with our consulting and service subscription. The complete service package offers you permanent and proactive expert support, a flat rate for our standardized software training courses (in the german language), consulting, installation, customer care and much more – all included in a fixed price.

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.


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!

Our Business Areas

You know your market? We know your industry!

Use our know-how and get more out of your business area. Our industry-specific solutions and products at a glance.

Machine Building

Make development more efficient. Realize production faster.

Plant Construction

Create data consistency. Simplify document and supplier management.


Manage requirements efficiently. Realize individual solutions in series.

Design Offices

Provide flexibility. Leverage customer requirements.

Metal Construction

Simplify construction tasks. Process changes more efficiently. Speed up logistics.


CIDEON Locations

CIDEON Headquarters

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



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