Interfaces and Integrations

M4 PLANT – Plant Design and Factory Layout Software

CAD, PLM, PDM and ERP Integrations for a Seamless Design Process

The M4 PLANT plant design and factory layout product suite includes the M4 DRAFTING drafting system for excellent 2D/3D interoperability. The software can interface with other 2D drafting and 3D modelling systems or formats, as well as with PLM, PDM, ERP, simulation and pipe stress analysis software. The interfaces listed below are available as standard – we can also develop interfaces and software integrations to meet your specific requirements.

Interfaces to CAD Schroer Solutions

Piping IsometricsM4 ISO
M4 PLANT interface for the automatic generation of unscaled pipe isometric drawings from 3D piping design data

Interfaces to Other Software Systems

SAP integration via ECTR, the Engineering Control Center

Parametric® MEDPro
PTC Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER) Interface

®PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for M4
PTC Windchill PDMLink Integration – New! Available from version 10.1 of Windchill PDMLink


Windchill:  MEDLink
PTC Windchill PDMLink Integration – Only available up to version 10.1 of Windchill PDMLink

Teamcenter® MED2TC
Integration with the Siemens PLM Teamcenter software

ROHR2®:  ROHR2 Interface
Integration with Sigma’s ROHR2 pipe stress analysis software for M4 PLANT Piping Design

BIM planning data

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is the open standard for BIM (Building Inofrmation Modelling) and represents a primary, worldwide, open standard for data exchange in the construction industry. With the new IFC interface, BIM data including its structure and context information can now be imported and placed in a design. This allows planning data to be transferred directly from an architect or steel designer and integrated directly into M4 PLANT.

3D Data Interfaces


2D Data Interfaces

AutoCAD®CADConvert pro
Advanced DXF/DWG interface for power users. Supports the AutoCAD sheet format from R12 through 2014.
(The standard version, CADConvert, is included free of charge in all M4 DRAFTING and M4 PLANT packages)

Microstation®: DGN Import

Programming Interfaces

Fortran/C:  MEDDars

Programming Interface

Development Services

CAD Schroer:  Bespoke Interface Development
Interface development and integration services

Consultancy Services

CAD Schroer:  ISO 15926 Data Export
Standard-compliant M4 PLANT plant design data export

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