SAP ECTR interface to SOLIDWORKS enables seamless integration of SOLIDWORKS product data into SAP PLM. This integration enables you to manage your product data efficiently and transparently, creating a solid basis for successful product development.


Use the SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) interface to SOLIDWORKS to seamlessly manage assemblies, parts, drawings including their dependent documents as structures. Work in a familiar design environment and load related SOLIDWORKS data directly from SAP.

The benefit: Designers work with a Win®Explorer-like SAP interface and SAP functions in SOLIDWORKS and gain more time to focus on tasks that add value. CIDEON develops the ECTR SOLIDWORKS interface exclusively for SAP.

Learn more about how to use the SAP ECTR interface to SOLIDWORKS efficiently in your company and contact us now.

Product Features

Efficient Document Management

Provide secure and effective management of complete SOLIDWORKS model structures by importing them into the SAP Document Management System (SAP DMS). Optimize your workflow with collaborative editing features, including check-in/check-out mechanisms for originals and additional files, as well as other advanced PDM features such as versioning and status management.

Simple File Handling

Optimize your daily workflows with the help of automated processes and intelligent menu structures, thereby increasing the efficiency of your engineering.

Material and BOM Management

Benefit from the numerous administrative functions for SAP material and BOM management. These include the creation, assignment, display and editing of SAP material masters as well as the automatic derivation of SAP BOMs. In addition, you can use the integrated SAP Engineering Change Management to manage modifications efficiently.

Use Cases

SAP ECTR interface to SOLIDWORKS stands for redundancy-free CAD and ERP integration. This not only enables you to easily link your individual design and development disciplines, but also provides you with an easy-to-use technical bridge 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 SOLIDWORKS 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.


Take advantage of SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR), a comprehensive and standardized integration platform from SAP designed specifically for engineers. SAP ECTR can be used flexibly and supports both on-premise installations and cloud applications. Convince yourself of the many benefits that SAP ECTR offers.

Better Communications

Optimize the communication processes within your company from the engineering to the procurement and manufacturing departments to sales and service. Likewise, you can collaborate more effectively with external service providers by, for example, displaying automatically generated CAD neutral formats and using the integrated SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer. This ensures seamless and fluent collaboration.

Faster Data Navigation

Product structures and detailed information can be easily navigated with the intuitive Windows®-like user interface. SAP transactions can be executed effortlessly via context menus and drag & drop makes working in SAP even more convenient. A Google-like search enables you to find information quickly.

Avoid Media Discontinuities

Benefit from a seamless integration of your SOLIDWORKS data into your SAP PLM system and get direct access to all relevant information. Avoid unnecessary redundancies and benefit from a media discontinuity-free management of your data. Use the integrated SAP PLM functions and optimize your processes.

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

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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.  

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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.

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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.


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Cideon Support offers you fast and uncomplicated answers to your questions, detailed insights into products and solutions as well as helpful tips and tricks.

Go one step further with Managed Services: With this service, we monitor your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and ensure the long-term operational reliability of your software. This ensures that your systems are always up to date and ready for use, giving you the peace of mind that your software is consistently maintained and optimized.

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