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SAP PLM Interface to AUTODESK® Inventor®

SAP PLM Interface to Inventor

Integrate your Inventor product data into a single version of the truth

The availability of highly efficient integrations of CAD is a critical feature of PLM systems. With the integration between Inventor and SAP, assemblies, parts, and drawings are seamlessly managed as structures in SAP PLM. All authorized users have access to the originals stored in a central, secure area (single version of the truth) to monitor the development process or make changes. This eliminates redundant process steps.

The CIDEON SAP PLM Interface to Inventor makes Inventor design data available to the company at an early stage, when Product Lifecycle Management begins in the product development process. Direct coupling of CAD systems with SAP allows convenient management of data generated in CAD systems. Thus the information in the SAP ERP/PLM system is consistently available to all CAD and non-CAD users.


  • One User Interface to manage the Inventor data in SAP
  • Automated SAP object creation (SAP Documents, Materials and Bill of Materials) for simple data processing makes engineer’s life easier

  • Coordinated access to CAD objects
  • Versioning and status management for simultaneous work by multiple users (concurrent engineering) prevent inconsistencies or data loss

  • Reduce redundant workflows
  • All authorized users can follow the development process or have access to the Inventor data (originals or converted files) - stored in a central secure storage area

App details

  • Integration

    SAP PLM functions are directly embedded in Inventor – the familiar work environment of design engineers - via the “SAP Menu”, or accessed via the structural views in SAP CAD Desktop. Additional information windows display immediate SAP object and process information in Inventor.

  • 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


  • Additional information


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