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SAP® Engineering Control Center interface to Autodesk® Inventor®

SAP® Engineering Control Center (ECTR)

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

With SAP 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 provides 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 by:


  • a familiar look and feel for all users
  • easy handling of SAP, even for new user
  • personal folders
  • drag-and-drop functionality
  • context sensitive pulldown menus
  • symbols for meaningful and quick information


    • Make engineer’s life easier with an simple and intuitive Windows® Explorer®-like user interface that provides designers with an optimal working environment
    • Provide a holistic view of all product information
      and ensure smooth transition between processes through up-to-date and consistent, enterprise-wide product data
    • Develop 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, 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 2021, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2020, Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 2019

    • Target industries

      Mechanical Engineering, Construction & Operations, Industrial Machinery

    • Languages

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

    • Countries


    About CIDEON

    CIDEON provides advice and support to businesses on implementing innovation and optimising engineering processes to raise performance, customer benefits and business value. They focus on the various sections within design as well as the administration and maintenance of product data through to the integration in inventory control systems.

    CIDEON is Autodesk Platinum Partner in the German speaking region, partner to PROCAD and a Platinum Build Partner to SAP SE.

    It employs around 300 personnel at 14 locations in the DACH region. CIDEON is part of the Friedhelm Loh Group.

    Contact information

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

    Phone: +49 89 909003-0