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PTC Windchill 
PTC Cloud

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

PTC Windchill is a proven out-of-the-box solution to managing and collaborating every aspect of information about your product development and manufacturing process.

Windchill acts as the single source of product information all the way up and down the organization.

Capabilities & Benefits:

  • Built-in integration with all major product development software including all PTC products.

  • Easy connectivity to other enterprise systems

  • Supports distributed product development and enables real-time collaboration across firewalls

  • Drives cross-enterprise understanding of complex content – regardless of source

Windchill 11 is now available

3 HTi is excited about the improvements and changes this major release will bring our PLM customers.

This new release features great new features:

  • New Creo management tools

  • New search capabilities

  • Improved role-based UI

  • Robust BoM management

  • Cloud deployments

  • New licensing terms for greater flexibility and lower costs

PTC Windchill Products:


Instant, production ready PLM deployed and maintained for you in the cloud. This is the easiest way to get started with PLM.

PTC Windchill Visualization and Division Mockup

PTC offers a robust set of visualization and division mock-up collaboration solutions to enhance group collaboration during product development.

PTC Windchill PartsLink Classification and Reuse

Enterprise-wide web-based library that allows you to organize internal design libraries and make them available to your engineering team through flexible, easy-to-use searching mechanisms.

PTC Windchill ProjectLink

Collaboration software that securely harnesses the talents and energy of the entire team, inside or outside of your firewall. Windchill ProjectLink provides powerful web based collaboration tools for effective group product development.

PTC Windchill PDMLink

A content and process management solution that allows companies to expertly manage all forms of content via a single repository.

PTC Windchill Supplier Management

Manage, analyze, and communicate critical supply chain information.

PTC Windchill Integrations

Products to help optimize product development to seamlessly integrate cross-application data compatibility and information exchange.

PTC Windchill Archive

Allows you to purge unneeded information from your database, to archive that information to long-term storage, and to easily restore the information when you need it.

Windchill Visualization

Windchill Visualization and Division Mockup

Prototyping and cross-geography communication are necessities in product development and design collaboration. But better than the traditional, time-consuming approach consisting of physical testing and costly travel, would be an exclusively, digital solution. Accordingly, PTC offers a robust set of visualization and digital mock-up solutions, that support the integration of 2D and 3D product data, regardless of source.


Immersive collaboration…Usability, manufacturability, and design reviews are generally conducted across geographic boundaries and with physical prototypes. Both pose major obstacles. But DIVISION MockUp overcomes these challenges with capabilities for real-time design collaboration, analysis and simulation – regardless of location. Compatible with Pro/ENGINEER and many other CAD systems and graphical standards, DIVISION MockUp significantly reduces product development costs and time.

  • Improve collaboration by conducting real-time, interactive, multi-site, collaborative reviews of entire product design

  • Integrates with existing CAD systems

  • Reduced cost and reliance on physical prototypes

  • Improved communication and collaboration through early visibility to realistic, interactive digital mockups

  • Accelerated decision making through rapid presentation of design alternatives


Visualize, assess, interrogate…Product development involves a variety of software and data. A successful approach to product development keeps this reality from becoming an obstacle. ProductView offers superior integration with Windchill, Pro/ENGINEER, and over 200 other document types. So, with ProductView, everyone who needs to can view, markup, and collaborate on all forms of digital product data.

  • Provide product information access to all team members in a Web-centric and scalable environment

  • View myriad product data (e.g. CAD files, MS Office documents) without the authoring application

  • Measure accurately, section and compare 3D models, and assemble parts and complex product structures

  • Collaborate on centrally organized digital product information through markups and real-time collaboration

  • Improved productivity by allowing users to easily share visual information across the enterprise

Windchill Visualization

Windchill PartsLink

Classification and Reuse

Integral Parts Management

Part duplication and part number proliferation is inefficient and expensive. By reusing existing designs via an online catalog, you can reduce cost and time to market. Windchill PartsLink Classification and Reuse – an integral option for Windchill PDMLink – allows you to organize internal design libraries and make them available to your engineering team through flexible, easy-to-use Web-based library searching mechanisms.

  • Design product or part classification schemas and develop content for structured product information systems

  • Support design reuse and provide decision support tools through parts classification and parametric search

  • Optimize the creation, use and reuse of designs at all points in the product development process

  • Increased engineering productivity, through parametric searches, graphical navigation, and built-in 3D visualization tools

  • Parts management drives faster time to market, better sourcing decisions, increased engineering productivity

Windchill PartsLink

Windchill ProjectLink

Project Collaboration for Product Development

Today’s challenging global environment demands effective collaboration. With Windchill ProjectLink, you can securely harness the talents and energy of the entire team, inside or outside of your firewall. Through a virtual workspace, Windchill ProjectLink provides access to the right product development and project management information at the right time, keeping the team aligned, on-track, and moving forward.

  • Automates key business processes such as New Product Introduction, Six Sigma, and Advanced Product Quality Planning

  • Integrates with numerous mechanical and electrical CAD solutions, Microsoft Office applications, and the Windows desktop

  • Accelerates time to market by providing real time visibility to current documents, parts, and plan information

  • Fosters innovation through real-time group collaboration, both inside and outside your firewall

  • Operates seamlessly with Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill PDMLink for incorporation of product information in cross-enterprise activities

Windchill ProjectLink

Windchill PDMLink

Product and Process Control

Hard-to-find, unreliable data hinder innovation and productivity. A single, trusted digital product development data repository allows manufacturers to expertly manage all forms of product data – including mechanical, electrical, and software. Windchill PDMLink is this solution. Web-based for easy enterprise-wide access, this PDM system supports geographically dispersed teams while managing critical processes such as change/configuration management and release to manufacturing.

  • A Web-based master product data management repository, enabling global access to current, accurate information from myriad sources

  • Seamlessly connects to multiple mechanical/electrical CAD applications, desktop applications and Enterprise Resource Planning systems.

  • Prevents costly design errors by controlling and automating typically chaotic product change management processes

  • Facilitates rapid development of new product configurations through reuse of previously designed product configurations

  • Operates seamlessly with Pro/ENGINEER and Windchill ProjectLink for distributed, cross-enterprise collaboration on data acquisition and product information

Windchill PDMLink

Windchill Supplier Management

Manage, analyze and Communicate Critical Supply Chain Information

Optimizing supplier and manufacturer selection across multiple product lines, programs, and geographies is a major challenge facing product companies today, with huge implications on product cost and time-to-market. Windchill Supplier Management delivers the key capabilities that you need to meet the demands of complex, global supply chains by optimizing manufacturer part sources and vendor selection with approved manufacturer and vendor lists.

  • Shorten time-to-market by using only preferred manufacturers and vendors with good track records of delivering products on time and on schedule

  • Lower product costs by leveraging preferred suppliers

  • Lower inventory and spend costs by uncovering and eliminating hidden part duplication

  • Eliminate the use of “hard to get” or obsolete commercial parts in new designs

  • Prevent errors and re-designs by involving suppliers early in the design process

  • Improve supply chain communication and collaboration with a secure Web-based project

  • Improve quality by minimizing design and manufacturing errors with approved suppliers and manufacturers

  • Manage approved manufacturer and vendor lists (AVL/AML)

Windchill Supplier Management

Windchill Integrations

Information Exchange and Data Integration without Complications

Cross-application data compatibility and information exchange is an absolute necessity in product development. Generally though, it is a tough challenge to overcome during product development. But with robust support for all leading MCAD and ECAD tools, rich Info*Engine integrations, and turnkey support for providing connections to leading ERP systems, Windchill exchanges relevant product information accurately, and efficiently.

Windchill MCAD and ECAD Integrations

Multi-CAD fluency…Within a given supply chain or engineering team, design work invariably involves multiple mechanical and electrical CAD systems. Controlling these disparate data sources is the domain of Windchill MCAD & ECAD integrations. Through vast support of major MCAD/ECAD tools, they enable proper access of CAD data to all team members throughout the enterprise, greatly speeding the design process.

  • Enjoy data compatibility with major MCAD & ECAD authoring solutions

  • Integrate Windchill functionality into each designer’s unique design environment

  • Improve operating efficiency by sharing mission critical engineering information throughout the enterprise

  • Simplify information management activities to improve productivity and accelerate the design process

  • Ensure design data integrity throughout the design and engineering change processes

Windchill Enterprise System Integrations

Connect enterprise systems…Historically, enterprise system integrations have required error-prone manual processes or fragile, custom point-to-point solutions, resulting in significant cost and product quality issues. But Windchill Enterprise Systems Integration (ESI) synchronizes processes and information, enabling optimization of product development while minimizing risk and total cost of ownership. Via bi-directional integration, Windchill ESI enables robust connection between PLM and ERP systems.

  • Provides turnkey SAP and Oracle Manufacturing integration processes

  • Synchronizes parts, documents, bill of material (BOM) structures, engineering change notification (ECN), product configurations

  • Bundles TIBCO EAI technology for connectivity to the broad suite of TIBCO adapters

  • Improves product data quality and reduces errors through automated exchange of information

  • Accelerates time to market through improved process coordination between engineering and manufacturing

Windchill Info*Engine

Seamless information access…Enterprise systems harbor great potential for your organization, yet poor information accessibility often keeps that value from being realized. For maximum benefit, companies must extend enterprise information assets to a wide range of users and applications for context-specific usage. Windchill Info*Engine provides a flexible, standards-based foundation for seamless data sharing between enterprise applications and user communities.

  • Helps companies take advantage of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) with support for SOAP and WSDL Web Services Technologies

  • J2EE support, including standard JSP tag libraries, JMS, and Java Connector with automatic DAO and EJB generation

  • Application and technology adapters to meet the most popular integration needs

  • Robust transaction management: synchronous/asynchronous operation modes, transaction units, checkpointing, parallel processing, load balancing and failover

  • Sophisticated integration engine supports Java native and XML/XSL representations and data transformations

Windchill Integrations

Windchill Archive

Archive and Restore Windchill 8.0 and Pro/INTRALINK 8.0 Information

A cluttered database with obsolete or infrequently used data can impact your system performance. Yet your company requires long term retention of this data for compliance with corporate policies as well as industry and government regulations. The optional Windchill Archive Module provides the solution to this dilemma – it allows you to purge unneeded information from your database, to archive that information to long-term storage, and to easily restore the information when you need it.

  • “Ease of use” optimizes administrator productivity

    • Tightly integrated with purge in a single user friendly interface

    • Can define and save selection criteria using a “Create Query” wizard

    • Purge and archive job wizard simplifies the creation of new purge and archive jobs

  • Enables the archiving and restoring of your interrelated product information

  • Supports

    • Documents, parts, and CAD documents

    • Viewables and mark-ups

    • Versions, iterations, view and creator

  • Understands CAD dependencies and minimizes purge conflicts to help assure data integrity

  • Archives are searchable to quickly locate and retrieve data stored in long-term archives

Windchill Archive
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