Product Development System (PDS)

The only production-proven solution with a broad footprint, the right architecture, and the most out-of-the-box functionality
  • Program Portfolio Management

  • Program Portfolio Management

    Windchill PPMLink maximizes the performance of product development programs by providing cross-functional teams with direct access to product data, program and portfolio metrics for the best informed decisions.

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  • Requirements Management

  • Requirements Management

    Integrity provides an intuitive and powerful system to capture and manage requirements enabling change and configuration management and traceability over requirements through all stages of the software development process.

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  • System Modeling

  • System Modeling

    Integrity harmonizes model-based design with the software development lifecycle through comprehensive traceability and change and configuration management of models and their elements.

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  • Engineering Calculations

  • Engineering Calculations

    Mathcad reduces rework and costs by enabling engineers to easily perform, document and share calculation and design results in a presentable format which enables reuse and design verification for improved product quality.

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  • MCAD/

    CAM/CAE

  • MCAD / CAM / CAE

    Creo (a new product family, including products formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER, CoCreate and ProductView) provides the broadest range of 2D and 3D CAD, CAID, CAM, CAE and visualization solutions for faster than ever design.

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  • ECAD

  • ECAD

    Windchill ECAD/MCAD Integrations allows capture, control and sharing of complex design information from many ECAD and MCAD applications within a single enterprise environment and product structure.

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  • Embedded Software

  • Embedded Software

    Integrity coordinates and manages all activities and artifacts associated with developing software-intensive products, including requirements, models, code and test, ensuring comprehensive lifecycle traceability.

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ERP, Financials, CRM, MRP, and SCM

Windchill Enterprise Systems Integration provides a powerful automated solution that synchronizes processes and information, enabling optimization of product development while minimizing risk and total cost of ownership.

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  • Enterprise Interoperability

  • Enterprise Interoperability

    Windchill Enterprise Systems Integration provides a powerful automated solution that synchronizes processes and information, enabling optimization of product development while minimizing risk and total cost of ownership.

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  • Document Management

  • Document Management

    Arbortext Content Manager enables organizations to streamline their document and publishing processes by providing the capabilities to store, track, control and share data – whether represented by drawings, graphics, or text.

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  • Distributed Collaboration

  • Distributed Collaboration

    Windchill ProjectLink fosters innovation by allowing individuals and groups to work together on the same products and product development processes regardless of geographic location through a secure, web-based virtual workspace.

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  • Workflow

  • Workflow

    Windchill provides capabilities to graphically define, manage and standardize product development processes allowing companies to optimize task assignments, improve workload distribution, and ensure compliance approval processes.

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  • Heterogeneous CAD Data Management

  • Heterogeneous CAD Data Management

    Windchill provides a single database for managing and accessing content across CAD tools – so dependent relationships can be accurately managed throughout the design process.

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  • ECAD Data Management

  • ECAD Data Management

    Windchill Workgroup Manager for ECAD eliminates redundant design steps by enabling sharing of ECAD design information throughout the enterprise and value chain, while still maintaining complete access control.

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  • Business Reporting

  • Business Reporting

    Windchill Business Reporting makes the process of developing and distributing reports faster and easier, enabling decision-makers to easily visualize trends, patterns and relationships using graphical and drill-down reports of KPIs.

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  • Social Product Development

  • Social Product Development

    Windchill SocialLink, built upon Microsoft SharePoint, creates a compelling place where product teams engage within product and practice communities, enabling collective knowledge sharing throughout the enterprise.

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  • Change & Configuration Management

  • Change & Configuration Management

    PTC’s Change and Configuration Management Solution provides an automated, closed-loop, out-of-the-box best practice change-process that enables all product development stakeholders to instantly access all necessary data.

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  • Complete BOM Management

  • Complete BOM Management

    Windchill PDMLink allows companies to track and manage the evolution of the entire product definition across all disciplines, giving engineers better insights into potential impacts of changes on all areas – before changes are proposed.

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  • Visualization

  • Visualization

    Creo View (formerly ProductView) helps companies efficiently collaborate on a multitude of product information types, across mechanical and electrical disciplines, which reduces rework and accelerates decision making.

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  • Service Information

  • Service Information

    Arbortext service information solutions enable highly accurate service information to arm customer support and service organizations with exactly the information they need to fix it right--the first time.

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  • Manufacturing Process Management

  • Manufacturing Process Management

    Windchill MPMLink gives mechanical engineers the tools they need to digitally design and manage all of their process plan deliverables concurrently with design, thereby improving efficiency and reducing development cycle time.

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  • Test Management

  • Test Management

    Integrity provides collaborative requirements-based test management that ensures complete test coverage and facilitates collaboration between business users, quality assurance and software development.

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  • Quality, Risk & Reliability Management

  • Quality, Risk & Reliability Management

    Windchill Quality Solutions ensure that every level of the organization is equipped to manage product performance, reliability, and safety throughout the product development lifecycle for reduced costs and risks.

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  • Product Analytics

  • Product Analytics

    Windchill Product Analytics empowers users to assess product compliance, performance, and risk throughout the product lifecycle for increased product performance and profitability.

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  • Supplier Management

  • Supplier Management

    Windchill Supplier Management delivers key capabilities to meet the demands of complex, global supply chains by optimizing manufacturer part sources and vendor selection for smarter, more cost-effective decisions.

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  • Component Management

  • Component Management

    Windchill PartsLink Classification and Reuse improves design accessibility by organizing internal parts libraries which leads to better sourcing decisions, increased engineering productivity and faster time-to-market.

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  • Digital Mockup

  • Digital Mockup

    Creo View (Formerly ProductView) improves collaboration and productivity by enabling all stakeholders to view, markup, interact and collaborate on centrally organized digital product information.

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Optimizing Value in Product Development

PTC’s Product Development System is the only production-proven solution that offers a complete footprint of capabilities needed to optimize the core processes of product development. Built on a single, integral platform, PTC’s PDS is internet-based for global access, interoperable with other systems, and provides out-of-the-box functionality. Each component can work separately, or for greater process optimization as an integral system. This flexibility enables your organization to adopt components on an as-needed basis, or as a comprehensive solution to achieve greater value.

Developed and refined over PTC's 25+ year history of helping best-in-class manufacturing organizations, PTC’s PDS enables the entire enterprise to access a single source of product information. This enables greater efficiency, higher quality and increased innovation throughout the enterprise.

Best Practices

  • Quality, risk & reliability management

    Customers today more than ever expect products to perform safely and reliably . Early insight into risk ensures products will perform at a high level.

  • Detailed design

    A product design is only as good as the details built into it. High-quality, accurate digital models allow design teams to thoroughly test design feasibility, experiment with alternative concepts and make informed decisions about the optimal design.

  • Verification & validation

    As designs change, it’s important to verify that proposed revisions don’t adversely impact quality or performance. With early identification, design problems are addressed before they become problems in the field.

  • Distributed collaboration

    Every product development project is a web of interconnected people, activities, technologies, parts, stakeholders and locations. It’s critical that all these elements work together toward defined goals.

  • Change & configuration management

    Change and configuration management software helps product development teams, design partners and suppliers stay on top of the many challenges involved with efficiently managing the change process.

  • System design

    System design is the process of developing the functional and physical architecture, model of the product, associated specifications and derived requirements all while optimizing system, subsystem and part reuse.

  • Variant design & generation

    Successful customization involves a flexible, demand-oriented strategy with a range of custom options. With standardized processes and supporting tools, manufacturers can deliver requests based on customer needs.

  • ECAD - MCAD Collaboration

    Project development teams that collaborate across disciplines can validate design changes early in the product lifecycle and advance designs that meet both ECAD and MCAD requirements.

  • Managing embedded software

    By collectively managing software and physical product, designers improve product quality, accelerate time-to-market, and reduce risk.

  • Concept development

    Successful product development is based on great ideas. Manufacturers need product development solutions that create, capture, store, share and improve ideas across development teams.

Spotlight Stories

StreetScooter Walking the product development walk

The classic tale tells of the town cobbler who was so busy serving his customers, he neglected to make shoes for his own children.

There’s no equivalent problem at PTC. The Needham, Massachusetts-based providers of software and services for improved product development processes are themselves among the biggest users and beneficiaries of their own proven solutions.