Our SAP ECTR Interface to Solid Edge

SAP ECTR interface to Solid Edge enables seamless integration of Solid Edge product data into SAP PLM. The seamless integration of Solid Edge and SAP PLM gives you a single platform to manage your data quickly and easily.

Connecting Solid Edge with SAP

The SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) interface to Solid Edge enables seamless management of assemblies, components and drawings as structures in SAP PLM. You work in a familiar design environment using related Solid Edge data directly from SAP.

Would you like to learn more about the SAP ECTR interface to Solid Edge and how it can be used in your company? Then simply contact us.

Product Features of the SAP ECTR interface to Solid Edge

Efficient Document Management

Transfer entire Solid Edge model structures securely and effectively to the SAP Document Management System (SAP DMS). Optimize collaboration by integrating check-in/check-out mechanisms for original and additional files, as well as other advanced PDM features such as versioning and status management.

Simple File Handling

Improve your daily work processes by using automated workflows and intelligent menu structures to increase the efficiency of your engineering work.

Material and BOM Management

Experience the wide range of administrative options for material and BOM management in SAP. Benefit from the ability to create, assign, change and display SAP material masters. In addition, you can make use of the automatic SAP BOM derivation, which also includes the integrated SAP Engineering Change Management.

Use Cases of the SAP ECTR interface to Solid Edge

SAP ECTR interface to Solid Edge represents a redundancy-free CAD and ERP integration. This not only enables you to easily link your individual engineering and development disciplines, but also provides you with an easy-to-use technical connection between your engineering and business worlds. Learn more about possible 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 transferring Solid Edge product data such as files and article information, as well as BOMs, to SAP automatically and securely.


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.

Benefits of the SAP ECTR to Solid Edge Interface

Use the advantages offered by the SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) - a comprehensive SAP standard integration platform developed by engineers for engineers. Whether you use SAP as an on-premise installation or as cloud applications, SAP ECTR gives you maximum flexibility. Let us convince you of the numerous advantages of this platform.

Avoid Media Discontinuities

Experience seamless management of your Solid Edge data using integrated SAP PLM capabilities and get direct access to relevant SAP PLM/ERP information without redundancy.

Faster Data Navigation

With the user-friendly user interface, which is designed similar to Windows®, you navigate effortlessly through product structures and detailed information. You perform SAP transactions easily via context menus and work more conveniently than ever thanks to the drag & drop function. To find content quickly and effectively, a Google-like search function is available.

Better Communications

Enhance communication within and outside the company. With the integrated SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer included by default, automatically generated CAD neutral formats can be displayed, for example. This ensures seamless collaboration, from engineering to procurement and manufacturing to sales and service.

Our SAP ECTR Implementation Packages

Easy Implementation of SAP ECTR Interfaces With Minimal Resource Impact

Interested in our SAP ECTR interfaces, but afraid of complex integration projects? With our implementation packages you have nothing to fear! We provide professional and coordinated support for the implementation of SAP ECTR – from the first test to go-live and beyond. You benefit from a manageable project effort and a fast start. In addition, you do not need to build up your own specialist knowledge and can concentrate on your core business.

Cideon SAP ECTR Ready2Run

Standard Implementation for Simple System Environments
  • Deployment of the SAP ECTR integration in the live environment 
  • Standard configuration in SAP (Business Configuration Set)
  • Standard installation & configuration SAP ECTR
  • Key user training
  • Support during test phase 
  • Implementation of “small” system optimizations 
  • Initial review of inventory data
  • Go-live support incl. Hypercare

Cideon SAP ECTR Proof of Practice

Recommended for Complex System Environments and Processes
  • Installation of a test environment
  • Standard configuration in SAP (Business Configuration Set)
  • Standard installation & configuration SAP ECTR
  • Key user training
  • Support during test phase
  • Implementation of import workshops (High Level)
  • Fit-gap analysis
  • Budget indication for realization project incl. description
  • Realization phase incl. process optimization, inventory data transfer, fit-gap issues after proof of practice and conversion
  • Go-live support incl. Hypercare

Rene Schulz, Customer Success Manager

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FAQ about the SAP ECTR interface to Solid Edge

SAP ECTR is an integration interface from SAP that enables end-to-end management of consistent data in the areas of mechanics, electronics, software development and simulation.

The SAP ECTR interface to Solid Edge is based on SAP ECTR and also offers an SAP function menu in Solid Edge. With the integration between SAP ECTR and Solid Edge, you can seamlessly manage assemblies, parts and drawings, including their dependent documents, as structures in SAP PLM. The simple SAP material assignment to Solid Edge assembly structures and the automatic derivation of multi-level SAP material BOMs always guarantee uniform data structures for everyone involved in development.

The interface offers engineers increased ease of use for managing Solid Edge data. While the SAP ECTR interface provides a comprehensive overview of all required information, the SAP ECTR menu integrated directly into Solid Edge simplifies the simple, intuitive editing of product structures and details.

Cideon offers comprehensive services such as the implementation of SAP ECTR interfaces, support when switching from SAP CAD Desktop to SAP ECTR, assistance with SAP EHP release upgrades or when switching to SAP S/4HANA as well as other SAP PLM products and add-ons.

Cideon's implementation packages enable simple integration of Solid Edge into SAP PLM without complex IT projects. With professional support, training and best practices, Cideon creates the conditions for fast and successful work with the SAP ECTR interfaces.

Why Cideon?

Cideon advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to production and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical experience 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 daily business needs.


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

Trust in a strong group of companies. Cideon is part of the family-owned, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is based on the principles of customer-oriented and sustainable corporate management.

Software Development

Cideon Software Development implements the special solution you need for each individual application.

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Take advantage of our expertise and achieve more within your business area. Discover 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. Implement customer requirements quickly.

Metal Construction

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

Process Industry

Optimize production processes. Prioritize safety and sustainability. Counteract competitive pressure.

Building Technology

Manage technical complexity. Enable innovation. Promote interdisciplinary cooperation.


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