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 PLM iPPE Integration


Technical Data

Technical Name of the Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available As Of

Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

PLM Core

Application Component


Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition

Not relevant

You can use this business function to activate enhancements for integrated Product and Process Engineering (iPPE).


You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

Type of Component


Is Needed Only for the Following Features

Software component

EA-IPPE 404, SAP_APPL 604, PLM WUI 700

To be able to use all the functions, you have to make additional settings in the system. You make the required settings in Customizing for integrated Product and Process Engineering (iPPE). To do this, choose Start of the navigation path Logistics - General Next navigation step Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Next navigation step Basic Data Next navigation step Integrated Product Engineering Next navigation step Connection to cProjects End of the navigation path and Start of the navigation path iPPE Product Structure Administration Next navigation step Geometric Instances End of the navigation path.


The following functions are available:

  • Geometric Instance

    Geometric instances contain geometric data of an individual occurrence of a component within a product structure, which you can then use to display Digital Mockups (DMU) or in Engineering Desktop (see Geometric Instance).

  • Integration of the Digital Mockup Viewer (DMU Viewer) in the iPPE Workbench (see Display of Digital Mockups)

  • Integration of Collaboration Projects (cProjects)

    You can link an iPPE object (variant or node) to a cProjects object (task or checklist item) (see Connection to Collaboration Projects).