iRobot

iRobot Employs PTC Windchill for ECAD Design Data Management

iRobot LogoFounded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists, iRobot designs and builds some of the world’s most important robots. With applications ranging from combat-proven defense to public safety to household cleaning, iRobot is committed to building robots that improve quality of life and safety standards worldwide.

iRobot Main ImageInitiatives

  • Overcome challenges associated with decentralized storage and distribution of ECAD files
  • Save time spent searching for needed files as a result of decentralized storage and distribution
  • Improve cycle time by providing a common, streamlined, working environment and tool access for the entire design team
  • Reduce errors associated with manual file uploads

Solution

  • PTC Windchill 10.1 with PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager to automate and facilitate:
    • ECAD BOM Management
    • ECAD Document Management
    • ECAD Design Data Management

Results

Reduce design time by hours per design

  • Easily import ECAD data
  • Quickly start a design from a common template
  • Launch ECAD application directly from the workspace
  • Centralized storage and distribution streamlines design
  • Fast and easy upload and download
  • Enables a faster process, reduces errors, and provides consistency across ECAD data