CIDEON PLM Tools enable improved SAP PLM performance.


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

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Improve the performance of SAP PLM by using CIDEON PLM Tools as software solutions, add-ons and extensions. 

Software solutions are based on existing SAP ERP/PLM infrastructures and extend functionality as practical project tools. Additional user interfaces and menus integrated in the SAP GUI eliminate the need to perform multiple transactions. Automate processes and reduce errors by eliminating manual input. 

CIDEON Add-Ons increase usability in SAP. Benefit from the simple and intuitive interfaces as well as automated processes, additional functions and menus. Use additional interfaces and functions for differentiated process definitions to simplify selection and assignment of the required SAP data.

CIDEON extensions for SAP PLM have been developed according to specific customer needs. Use these best-practice solutions to optimize SAP PLM value chains and extend SAP services with new functionalities, e.g., on improved efficiency, quality and access control.


Tiny tools with major impact: The CIDEON SAP PLM Tools are built on the existing SAP ERP/PLM infrastructure and extend it with functionalities in the form of practical project tools. Selected functions at a glance:


The flexible CIDEON project solution Import PDM/PLM not only enables easy SAP import of legacy data, but also re-import of externally processed CAD files, models and drawings.


CIDEON CAD Migrator enables fully automatic recalculation of all parts, assemblies, drawings and standard parts stored in the SAP document management system when new CAD releases occur.

CIDEON Ahead Manager

CIDEON Ahead Manager ensures fast access to files from remote engineering sites as well as from local servers. The content/cache server architecture provided by SAP provides Ahead Manager the basis for highly flexible implementation of fully automated and rule-based file management.

CIDEON View Manager

CIDEON View Manager processes the document identification from the SAP environment (e.g. date, time, name of the user, etc.) and creates individualized additional information at an appropriate location within documents. Viewing is on screen via standard viewers such as Adobe Reader, SAP ECL or 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer.

CIDEON Document Creation Wizard

CIDEON Document Creation Wizard (DCW) provides excellent functionality as an alternative for users without SAP Engineering Control Center – combinable with other CIDEON products and solutions such as the Output Management, Conversion Engine and View Manager.

CIDEON Naming Catalog

CIDEON Naming Catalog automatically names catalog default values. This ensures correct and unique naming of your CAD and non-CAD documents.

CIDEON Cloud CAD Integration

CIDEON Cloud CAD Integration connects data from state-of-the-art cloud-based CAD systems such as OnShape using SAP S/4HANA, the SAP Cloud Platform as well as with classic SAP ERP.

CIDEON Title Block Change History

Use the CIDEON Title Block Change History Add-Onto customize data in drawing headers (e.g. change date, change number, descriptions, etc.).


Use CIDEON DMS Log to ensure data security and traceability. The add-on logs all access within SAP and is especially used where compliant product development processes are required.

CIDEON Document Function Manager (DFM)

CIDEON Document Function Manager (DFM) is used to easily define follow-up actions to specific SAP trigger events.

CIDEON Status Change Assistant

CIDEON Status Change Assistant can also be integrated in the SAP Engineering Control Center and provides support when changing the status of complete CAD structures.

CIDEON SAP ECTR Object Browser Add-On

Extend and configure PLM process interfaces. The CIDEON SAP ECTR Object Browser Add-On enables implementation of customer-specific tabs, so-called registry tabs, directly in the object browser view of the SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR).

CIDEON Output Management for SAP

CIDEON Output Management for SAP makes it easier to manage, process and distribute the ever-increasing volume of data. The right fully-automated data then reaches the right people, through the right channel, in the right format. Gain significant time savings and improved quality.

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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.

Our Business Areas

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.


Cideon Support

Quality, speed, and reliability in engineering are critical to your success. Comprehensive services are just as important as dedicated specialists and powerful software solutions.

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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