26. September 2016


SAP Engineering Control Center Interfaces

As an SAP development partner for “SAP PLM”, CIDEON Software develops the “best in class” SAP Engineering Control Center Interfaces to AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Edge, SOLIDWORKS, EPLAN Electric P8.

SAP Engineering Control Center Interfaces is based on the newest integration technology that enables design
and engineering teams to bring these various data sources together for streamlining processes enterprise wide. Starting with engineering, all the way downstream in the enterprise, everyone involved obtains a comprehensive overview of all relevant data automatically managed with SAP. The central, intuitive user interface facilitates daily work through a familiar appearance and engineers are supported with drag-and-drop functionality as well as context sensitive pull-down menus and colored symbols that offer intuitive and meaningful representation of information.


Integrate your 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 SAP Engineering Control Center and CAD, assemblies, parts, drawings,
including their dependent documents, are seamlessly managed as structures in SAP PLM. All authorized users have access to the originals stored in a central, secure area to monitor the development process or make changes. This eliminates redundant process steps.

There is no need for a separate Product Data Management (PDM) solution since the functionality of the SAP system fills this gap. CAD users work in their usual environment and directly load related original files via the integrated ribbon menu for processing or display.

Bidirectional metadata exchange between CAD and SAP avoids unnecessary manual data entry. A crucial benefit is the simple assignment of SAP Material Masters to CAD projects and assembly structures as well as the automatic derivation of multi-level SAP Bills of Materials.
This guarantees consistent data structures and engineers gain more time for the real design process.

SAP develops SAP® Engineering Control Center in collaboration with DSC Software AG and offers – through its CAD integration partner’s cenit and .riess engineering, as well as CIDEON and EPLAN – the possibility of linking NX® and PTC® Creo® with this powerful platform.