SAP ECTR Interface

SAP Engineering Control Center | SAP ECTR enables all engineering data to be integrated into SAP PLM and linked with business data. This is a basis to optimally support engineering processes and to directly integrate subsequent processes in SAP.

SAP Engineering Control Center

SAP ECTR (SAP Engineering Control Center) integration for efficient product development with CAD and PDM / PLM data.

SAP PLM provides company-wide change management without system discontinuities, enabling process efficiency and costs to be improved for the long term. Developed by CIDEON, SAP PLM CAD Direct Integrations make an additional external PDM system unnecessary as a starting point for PLM processes. Benefits to you: 

  • No redundant data storage of document and material information
  • Consistent BOM systems and transfers to all processes
  • Linking of CAD relevant data to any commercial processes
  • Direct data accessibility in one system without the need for interfaces
  • Consistent change management assured

Make the most of the benefits and experience CIDEON products for yourself!


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.

SAP Engineering Control Center

SAP ECTR Interface to AutoCAD

The SAP ECTR Interface to AutoCAD enables seamless integration of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical product and design data into SAP PLM.

SAP ECTR Interface to Inventor

The SAP ECTR Interface to Inventor enables Inventor product and design data to be seamlessly integrated into SAP PLM.

SAP ECTR Interface to EPLAN Electric P8

The SAP ECTR Interface to EPLAN Electric P8 enables ECAD data to be integrated into SAP and your product models to be completed.

SAP ECTR Interface to Solid Edge

The SAP ECTR Interface to Solid Edge enables seamless integration of CAD and ERP data including across disciplines.


The SAP ECTR Interface to SOLIDWORKS enables assemblies, parts and drawings from SOLIDWORKS to be seamlessly managed as structures in SAP PLM.

Implementation of SAP ECTR Interfaces

CIDEON is your Integration Partner with over 30 Years of Experience

SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) enables a stable and future-proof connection of your MCAD/ECAD software to your SAP system. However, the implementation of SAP ECTR and the required interfaces can be very time-consuming and, if the wrong approach is taken, extremely costly. Not so with CIDEON! We support your company time- and cost-efficiently with the implementation of our SAP ECTR interfaces for EPLAN Electric P8, Autodesk AutoCAD and other CAD solutions. You do not need to acquire your own specialist knowledge for this, but can instead concentrate on your core business.

Services and Advantages at a Glance:
  • Professional support in all phases of the implementation project
  • Best possible project runtime due to our sound implementation know-how
  • Joint definition of uniform system configurations
  • Minimization of the use of resources, as no independent familiarisation with the system configuration is necessary
  • Definition of optimal work processes in your design teams
  • Setting up the optimal storage and management of MCAD or ECAD data
  • Training and Support Services

Discover also our standardized implementation packages for SAP ECTR interfaces:

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Your software solution for a consistent configuration process


CIDEON Conify connects data consistently from the sales as well as the engineering phase to automatically provide PDM-compliant CAD data of the configured product. This creates the basis for the subsequent  engineering-to-order and generation of ERP-specific parts lists, work schedules and production processes according to customer requirements, enabling the creation of individual products quickly and according to specifications.

Benefit from, among other things: 

  • Automation of daily tasks in the processing of configurable products
  • Consistent data quality
  • Ensuring uniform standards for all process participants


Conify is the ideal combination of CONnection and CONfiguration!

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. 

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.


Below you will find the answers to the questions we have been asked most frequently by customers regarding SAP ECTR. Please do not hesitate to contact us if your question has not been answered here yet.

SAP ECTR is the strategic integration platform for combining design or development data from different authoring systems into a holistic product data overview. 

Yes, with the supplementary CIDEON interfaces you can use all common CAD structures in SAP PLM.

Yes, SAP ECTR is designed for customer-specific requirements and solutions and can be individually configured. 

SAP ECTR is characterized by a very high level of user-friendliness. For example, the platform offers simple and intuitive functions, such as data handling via drag & drop or a look & feel similar to Microsoft Windows. 

Both. SAP ECTR can be used universally - regardless of whether "on premise" or "on cloud".

Yes, SAP ECTR supports various collaboration scenarios and thus enables secure and seamless processing of structured and unstructured product data.

Yes, with SAP ECTR you can use common APIs. This enables the platform-independent integration of a wide range of data formats. 

Yes! We are an SAP Platinum Partner and have decades of expertise as a system integrator and process consultant. Our experts enable fast and flexible reprocessing, implementation and use of your data. Contact us!


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