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SAP® Engineering Control Center interface to Autodesk® Inventor®

SAP® Engineering Control Center interface to Inventor

SAP® Engineering Control Center (ECTR) offers the basis for supporting "live engineering" - the SAP strategy for digitizing products and product development processes.

With ECTR SAP provides end-to-end management of consistent data from the engineering disciplines including mechanics, electronics, software development, and simulation within their own PLM solution in an efficient work environment.

SAP ECTR offers increased ease of use for all CAD and Office sources. The simple, intuitive data navigation supplies a comprehensive overview of all required information, such as SAP objects like Documents, Materials and Bill of Materials, etc., and offers quick and easy access to central information, data and processes.

Simplify the structured processing of product development data through:

  • A familiar appearance for all users
  • Easy handling of SAP, also for new users
  • Personal folders
  • Drag-and-drop functionality
  • Context-sensitive pull-down menus
  • Symbols for meaningful and quick information
  • Benefits

    • Make engineer’s life easier with an simple and intuitive Windows® Explorer®-like user interface that provides designers with an optimal working environment
    • Offer a holistic view of all product information
      and ensure smooth transition between processes through up-to-date and consistent, company-wide product data
    • Development of standardized products at lower costs
      at a competitive level, shorten innovation cycles and achieve higher product quality

    App details

    • Integration

      SAP functions can directly be executed in Inventor via ‘SAP ECTR’ menu, or directly accessed in the SAP ECTR user interface. Here, any Inventor model structures, model states, drawings and references can be processed as SAP Documents and Bill of Documents, Material Master, BOM’s, Functional Locations, and many more objects by using SAP PLM processes and features, such as SAP Engineering Change Management, status management or classification.

    • Compatibility

      Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2022, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2021, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2020

    • Target industries

      Mechanical Engineering, Construction & Operations, Industrial Machinery

    • Languages

      English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russia, Chinese (other languages can be adapted easily)

    • Countries


    • Additional information

    About CIDEON

    CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes – from the initial concept through to engineering, production and services.

    CIDEON's innovative solutions ensure continuous data flow along process chains making data accessible and cost-effective throughout the company. In this way, CIDEON's customers can fully exploit the potential of digitalization to benefit themselves and their clients.

    CIDEON employs approximately 300 staff at 15 locations in Germany and Austria. It is part of the Friedhelm Loh Group, a globally successful Group with 12 production facilities and 96 subsidiaries.

    Further information can be found at

    Contact information

    CIDEON Software & Services GmbH & Co. KG
    Lochhamer Schlag 11, 82166 Graefelfing

    Phone: +49 89 909003-0