Managing the complete product life cycle from concept to service

 Today, manufacturing companies must address a variety of complex challenges: frequent design changes, disparate systems with incompatible data, regulatory compliance, and more. At the same time, globalization and changing workforce demographics are driving new demands for optimized product development processes, more effective collaboration, and distributed data management. To better compete and win, manufacturing companies, both large and small, are seeking solutions to solve these product development challenges.

Windchill can help engineers be more productive and efficient in creating, collaborating and managing all types of product-related content, whether defined in the different bills-of-materials or product structures, as it progresses through the product life cycle.

As an integral component of PTC’s Product development System, Windchill manages all product content and business processes throughout the product and service life cycle. And it has a robust, high-performing architecture to help you today – and to prepare you for tomorrow’s uncertainties. Windchill provides a rich systematic approach for creating, configuring, managing and reusing product structures and associated content, such as cad files, documentation, requirements, manufacturing information, service information, part/supplier data, calculations and illustrations. Windchill can also play an important role in increasing a company’s competitiveness by allowing continuous improvements and automation of business processes and procedures.

Windchill uniquely has the capabilities you need to effectively manage product related teams across the extended enterprise. Flexible and powerful capabilities enable you to define new configurations, as well as create variations of existing products. Tasks can be easily defined and automatically distributed to both internal and external participants. And managers can visually monitor and manage all work in real-time to make sure any issues can be quickly addressed.

Capabilities and Value

• Enable global access to current, accurate information

• Seamlessly connect to multiple mechanical/electrical CAD applications, embedded software tools, desktop applications and Enterprise Resource Planning systems

• Prevent costly design errors by controlling and automating product development and service information processes

• Improve product quality by eliminating mistakes associated with duplicate or incomplete data.