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  • Revise and Checkout Action
    The creation of and modification of a new revision has been streamlined in 9.1 by combining the revise and check out actions into one.
  • Windchill MPMLink Integration to Production Systems
    Manufacturing deliverables created and managed in Windchill MPMLink can now be published to downstream production systems via Windchill Integration services.
  • Mathcad Files in Windchill
    9.1 Windchill Workgroup Manager for Mathcad
    The workgroup manager for Mathcad is available with Windchill 9.1 M010. It requires Mathcad 14 M030 or later and enables Mathcad users to manage their Mathcad Worksheets in Windchill.
  • Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 Compatibility
    The release of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 and its compatibility with Windchill 9.1 provides productivity improvements beneficial to the Pro/ENGINEER user working in an integral environment, including embedded browser options on the Windows platform, tabbed browsing, accessible Windchill table views, and support for attributes with units.
  • Compliance statuses generated by InSight Environmental Compliance being displayed within Windchill PDMLink
    Windchill InSight Integration
    Windchill PDMLink and InSight Environmental Compliance can now be integrated with the Windchill InSight Integration module. This module allows for the synchronization of critical data to determine the compliance of products and parts.
  • Windchill Outlook Integration
    Windchill Desktop Integration now supports Microsoft Outlook 2007 to enable creation and update of Windchill Meetings as well as check in emails or attachments as Windchill documents.
  • Windchill Workgroup Manager for CADDS 5
    9.1 M020 Delivering the Power and Benefits of Windchill to the CADDS 5 Environment
    Designers can perform everyday design tasks in their familiar MCAD environment while using Windchill to manage CADDS 5 data throughout its lifecycle.
  • 9.1 M010 Windchill Workgroup Manager for AutoCAD is now compatible with AutoCAD Electrical
    With the release of 9.1 M010, Windchill Workgroup Manager can be used with AutoCAD Electrical.
  • 9.1 New Relationship Report
    The relationship report accessible from a CAD documents property page allows a user to view all its related objects and their types of relationships, for a given configuration.
  • 9.1 Support for Pro/ENGINEER Manikin
    Windchill 9.1 will introduce data management support for the new Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 Pro/ENGINEER Manikin module data.
  • Enhanced checkout of non-latest
    An additional preference option has been added to enhance the checkout non-latest iterations, allowing for a user to configure whether to be prompted with a warning message when checking-out a non-latest version.
  • Multi-Object (Parts and Documents) Edit
    Windchill 9.1 provides a tabular user interface that improves users’ efficiency when they need to make edits to multiple objects. The tabular interface minimizes the number of clicks required to make the same or similar meta data edits to a set of objects.
  • Table Improvements
    Significant usability improvements are added to many of the Windchill 9.1 tables. These improvements are intended to provide desktop- and excel-like capabilities in tables including column resize and column freeze.
  • Thumbnail Navigator
    The Thumbnail Navigator is a new, lightweight, graphical and exciting way of navigating and exploring product data (assemblies and CAD data) is added to Windchill 9.1. This tool will allow you to graphically navigate product structures and related data in a very efficient and fun way without loosing your context.
  • Workspace Frames
    In combination with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 brings workspace frames capabilities to the Pro/ENGINEER-Windchill integration.
  • 9.1 Packages
    This new capability allows users to create, deliver and track packages of Windchill managed information. Packages provide offline access to Windchill information to partners outside your Windchill system.
  • 9.1 Replication and Vaulting
    New capabilities improve replication and vaulting performance and scalability, provide flexible vaulting and replication options, simplify administration, and offer quicker deployment options.
  • 9.1 Windchill Desktop Integration Support for MS Office 2007
    With Version 9.1, the Windchill Desktop Integration Module introduces full support for Microsoft Office 2007.
  • Improved Move Tools
    The pre-Windchill 9.1 Move capabilities are significantly improved to support more data types and to allow moving objects and folders and their contents across container and organization boundaries (e.g. from Product 1 in Organization 1 to Library 2 in Organization 2).
  • Improved Runtime and Performance Monitoring
    Windchill’s runtime management and monitoring capabilities, including the ability to toggle verbosity at runtime, has been expanded to other areas of the product. In addition, a Server Status page has been added to the Utilities page to provide an overview of the system health.
  • Oracle to SQL Server Migration Tools
    It will be possible to migrate a Windchill Oracle-based system to a Windchill SQL Server-based system. A migration process uses Microsoft’s SSMA tool.
  • Simplified Update Process for the 9.1 Point Release
    Windchill 9.1 is a point release, not a major release. As such, updating a Windchill 9.0 installation to Windchill 9.1 will be performed by the PTC Solution Installer. It will not be an upgrade and will not require any data migration.
  • Workgroup Manager for ECAD Usability Improvements and Support for Zuken CR5000
    A number of usability improvements have been made to the Workgroup Manager for ECAD.
  • 9.1 Windchill Workgroup Manager for Arbortext IsoDraw
    The Workgroup Manager for Arbortext IsoDraw is available with Windchill 9.1 M030 and later. It enables IsoDraw users to create illustrations using CAD models managed in Windchill, and to manage their illustrations in Windchill. Note: It requires IsoDraw 7.1 or later.
  • PTC System Monitor 2.1 Monitoring of Windchill 9.1, 10.0, and 10.1
    The PTC System Monitor 2.1 release includes improvements in installation, property management, system profiles, and base functionality capabilities.
  • RequirementsLink
    New Optional Module: RequirementsLink
    RequirementsLink manages product requirements such as change control and associating requirements with specific product structures and design content.
  • Agreement-Based Access Control
    Windchill 9.1 M010 introduced Agreement-Based Access Control, which can facilitate compliance with export control requirements or help enforce corporate information sharing agreements.
  • Revising from non-Latest
    A new preference is introduced in 9.1 allowing for users to revise a non-latest revision. CAD Doc versioning improvements such as revise from earlier revision, combined revise & checkout.
  • Heterogeneous Design In Context (HDIC)
    Heterogeneous Design in Context (HDIC) capabilities enable companies to leverage multi-CAD data vaulted in PDMLink directly in their Pro/ENGINEER designs.
  • Improvements to the Integration of Arbortext Editor
    The 9.1 release adds a number of features to the integration of the Arbortext Editor.
  • Security Labels
    Control access to sensitive information such as Export Controlled, Corporate Proprietary, and/or Classified data through the new Security Labels feature.
  • Support for ProductView ECAD Compare and ProductView Validate
    The ProductView ECAD Compare and ProductView Validate applications are now interoperable with Windchill PDMLink and Windchill ProjectLink.
  • 9.1 Automatic Share to Project Preference
    A new ProjectLink preference is available for Integral PDMLink and ProjectLink installations to enable/disable automatically sharing objects to a project during Windchill client retrievals.
  • Windchill I-deas
    Windchill Gateway for I-deas TDM
    Windchill 9.1 introduces support for the I-deas Gateway for Windchill PDMLink. This provides I-deas users with the ability to publish data stored in the TDM library to the Windchill environment. Leveraging this capability exposes TDM data to the enterprise, and integrates the I-deas TDM environment with the product lifecycle management capabilities of Windchill.
  • Microsoft Project Interoperability
    Enhanced support for import and export of plan information with Microsoft Project 2003 and 2007.
  • Gantt Explorer
    Gantt Chart
    The new Windchill ProjectLink Gantt Explorer provides an easy to use environment for reviewing a project plan.
  • Enhanced Project Plan
    Enhanced Project Planning
    Enhanced Project Planning capabilities support a more robust project plan with detailed activity duration and full precedence relationship definition.
  • Optegra Gateway Support
    Windchill 9.1 introduces support for the Optegra Gateway on the Windchill PDMLink platform. This provides Optegra users with the ability to publish data stored in the Optegra to the Windchill environment. Hence leveraging data stored in Optegra to wider organization, and integrating the Optegra environment with the powerful PLM capabilities of Windchill.
  • AutoCAD Block Specific Attribute Mapping
    This feature provides the ability to specify a specific AutoCAD block name when mapping AutoCAD attributes to Windchill attributes. This allows for the case where an AutoCAD file contains more than one ‘block’ with attributes of the same name.
  • Enhancements for Managing Product Structures - Part Type Management
    In this release, Windchill PDMLink provides enhanced support for organizing and managing their product structure. With these new capabilities, companies will be able to easily define and manage several aspects of a product architecture at a Windchill system level.
  • Expanded support for Managing Product Options
    In this release, Windchill PDMLink introduces support for managing product options for typical assemble-to-order development. With these new capabilities, customers now have a more streamlined approach to manage discrete lists of options for a product line and navigate the product by these option sets.
  • Mass Change and other Change Management Enhancements
    Windchill 9.1 introduces several enhancements for Change Management, including support for Mass Change, a new Change Notice Summary report and additional capabilities to streamline the management of the Change process
  • New Product Structure Navigation Capabilities – Expansion Criteria
    With this release, Windchill PDMLink expands support for navigating product structures and saving the configuration criteria for later re-use.
  • Richer 3D Manufacturing Design Environment offered by ProductView Professional
    Windchill MPMLink’s 3D visualization environment, ProductView for MPMLink, can be enhanced to offer a richer environment for manufacturing designers by embedding PTC’s ProductView Professional.
  • Windchill MPMLink Alternate BOMs
    Windchill MPMLink has extended the Windchill view mechanisms to support multiple BOM definitions and compositions using the same manufacturing part number.
  • Windchill MPMLink Associative BOM Compare Report
    The new Windchill MPMLink BOM compare report introduced with Windchill MPMLink 9.1 allows user to quickly identify quantity discrepancies between associated BOMs.
  • Windchill MPMLink Gantt Viewer
    The new Windchill MPMLink Gantt Explorer provides an easy to use interactive environment to review and analyze one or more manufacturing process plans. Also, the Windchill MPMLink Gantt Explorer can export process plan information to Microsoft Project so that this information can be easily shared within the organization.
  • Windchill MPMLink Productivity Improvements
    Windchill MPMLink 9.1 includes many new usability features that improve overall user experience, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Administrative Process Guide for System Configuration Management
    In Windchill 10.1 there is a new Administrative Process Guide for System Configuration Management. This first-of-its-kind “process guide” explains PTC’s recommended approach to reliably managing change to a deployed Windchill Solution. This document provides clear definition of the inputs, outputs, concepts, actions and best practices involved in managing change to your Windchill enterprise PLM system. Though only recently released, this applies to Windchill 9.x and 10.x releases.

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