SAP ECTR Interface to Inventor

Seamless integration of Inventor product data into SAPL PLM

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SAP ECTR to Inventor Interface

SAP ECTR interface to Inventor guarantees consistent data structures and eliminates redundant process steps. Find out more about the different functions. Seamlessly manage assemblies, parts, drawings including their dependent documents as structures. Work in a familiar design environment and load related Inventor data directly from SAP.  The 

benefit: Designers work with a Win®Explorer-like SAP interface and SAP functions in Inventor and gain more time to focus on tasks that add value.


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Use Cases

The SAP ECTR interface to Inventor provides redundancy-free CAD and ERP integration. You can then easily link separate design and development disciplines while having an easy-to-use technical bridge between engineering and commercial operations. Find out more about potential fields of application here.

Reduce Interfaces

Prevent media discontinuities when sharing important data. SAP ECTR enables simple and fast direct integration of CAD data with SAP PLM objects and applications. Project efficiency increases through optimized, secure data management and through simultaneous linking with commercial processes directly in SAP ERP.

Simplify Product Data Creation

Simplify the creation and management of product data in SAP. Save manual effort by automatically and securely transferring Inventor product data, such as files and article information, as well as BOMs to SAP.


Single Source of Truth (SSoT)

Benefit from having a single source of truth, the strongest argument for achieving product data consistency. Use identical data across departments for all employees involved in product creation. Ensure early CAD information availability in SAP and respond even faster to customer or supplier inquiries.

Product Features

Efficient Document Management

Secure import and management of complete Inventor model structures in the SAP document management system (SAP DMS). Benefit from check-in/check-out mechanisms that enable collaborative editing of original and other files, and use other advanced PDM features such as versioning, status management, and more.

Simple File Handling

Simplify daily routines and ensure efficient engineering through automated procedures and intelligent menu structures.

Material and Material BOM Management

Use the wide range of management functions for SAP material and material BOM management such as creating, assigning, changing and displaying SAP material masters and automatic SAP BOM derivation, also including the integrated SAP Engineering Change Management.


Benefit from the advantages provided by the SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR), an end-to-end SAP standard integration platform developed by engineers for engineers. The SAP ECTR can be used regardless of whether you are running SAP as an on-premise installation or SAP Cloud applications. See the other benefits for yourself.

Better Communications

Improve communications between individual departments such as engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, sales and service, and external service providers, for example, by automatically displaying CAD neutral formats using the integrated SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer included in the standard system.

Faster Data Navigation

Use an intuitive Windows®-like window interface to navigate product structures and detailed information. Perform SAP transactions easily using context menus and work with drag & drop in SAP. A Google®-like search is available for quick searching and finding.

Avoid Media Discontinuities

Use integrated SAP PLM functions and benefit from eliminating media discontinuities when managing Inventor data, and access relevant SAP PLM/ERP information directly and without redundancy.

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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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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.

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