CAD Desktop to SAP ECTR

Easily switch from CAD Desktop to SAP ECTR

Important Information for CAD Desktop Users

As a CAD Desktop user, switch to SAP ECTR and benefit from the advantages of the tried and tested SAP standard integration platform.

Easily Switch From CAD Desktop to SAP ECTR

SAP Engineering Control Center is the leading modern integration platform from SAP. It impresses with extensive functionalities and a user-friendly operating structure. SAP ECTR is also a universal solution for both on-premise installations and cloud applications. Take the next step and make your applications future-proof.


SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) enables dragging-and-dropping of data as well as an intuitive usability and Windows-like look and feel. See the other benefits of making the switch.

New User Experience

- User structure based on "Windows Explorer"


- Faster navigation between objects


- Simultaneous use of CAD system and SAP Engineering Control Center


- Improved search options

User Interface Flexibility

- Own containers for objects


- Additional tabs, e.g., via CIDEON Object Browser add-on


- Programmable quick access toolbars


- Creation of own search masks

Extended User Group

- Microsoft Office integration already included


- Navigation, 3D viewing and analytics also for non-CAD users


- BOM generation also possible without CAD

Planned Enhancements

- Directly integrated external collaboration (SAP Intelligent Product Design – Collaboration)


- Extension options for customized objects


- Mechatronic bills of materials


- Sales order BOMs, project BOMs, etc.

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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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 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.


Learn more about our products and services.