Creating, managing, and delivering content in an efficient way requires a system
that ensures every element of the process is simple—and smart. 

Arbortext Create, Manage, and Deliver Solution for Technical Publications and Parts Catalog

The end-to-end capability and digital thread intelligence of the Arbortext/PTC Windchill combination provides organizations with a new certainty and simplicity of managing the complex content and business needs required to serve international manufacturers.

Make It Simple. Make it Smart.

PTC Arbortext Differentiator: Digital Thread


What is the Digital Thread?

Digital threads seek to create homogeneity and simple universal access to data. They follow a single set of related data as it weaves in and out of business processes and functions to create a continuity and accessibility.

With Arbortext you can create a single flow of data and resources that will enable the linking of content all the way out to someone in the field. For example, starting from the source in engineering CAD data or bill of materials (BOM), as that information flows through the business process, it will be available to those creating technical information or service content. Arbortext will link the sources and have a managed approach for delivering that information out to people in the field or those in their home office.

Ensure end-to-end data consistent with digital thread

Unleash a seamless flow of data across the value chain that will link every phase of the product life cycle.




  • Automatically update content in conjunction with product development changes and stay connected to engineering data
  • Reuse and leverage content with XML authoring
  • Support effective translation management
  • Enable efficient, parallel content creation and editing
  • Achieve more efficient task assignment, routing, and authoring collaboration



  • Manage technical content originating from multiple sources
  • Be included in the change process when content needs updating
  • Leverage CAD and facility information for quicker delivery and content development
  • Enable a more efficient review process
  • Reduce manual workflows and non-value-added tasks



  • Cost-effectively deliver up-to-date documentation to customers and service personnel
  • Reduce operational costs of service information delivery
  • Use automated publishing to reduce labor costs and the need for multiple manual applications
  • Enable engineering changes to be more efficiently integrated into product information to maintain up-to-date publications

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Explicit and Implicit Linking of Service Content to Product Design

As products become more complex than ever, it’s imperative to simplify providing your service teams with accurate, up-to-date information that doesn’t hinder their efficiency and effectiveness in the field. Learn how the digital thread can improve the connection from design to service content, regardless of if your organization uses explicit or implicit linking.

Product Brochure: Make it Simple, Make it Smart

Arbortext for Technical Publications and Parts Catalog provides an overview of all products from Create, Manage, and Deliver to illustrate the full scope of our end-to-end, dynamic publishing solution

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Arbortext data sheets

End-to-end, the Arbortext suite gives you the full control over XML content that your value chain needs to maximize efficiency and reduce operational costs. Ensure a digital thread exists between the source of truth for every product (your engineering data) and your field service technicians with a content enablement system capable of facilitating the deployment of a huge range of media, translated and delivered in real time.

Explore these data sheets to learn more about our solutions for real-time validation, automatic publishing, task-based graphical content, streamlined change management, and more.

  • Arbortext Editor

    Arbortext Editor Data Sheet

    Enable the authoring of structured content with real-time validation.

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  • Arbortext Styler

    Arbortext Styler Data Sheet

    An innovative stylesheet tool that enables designers to configure stylesheets for automatic publishing of structured content.

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  • Arbortext IsoDraw

    Arbortext IsoDraw Data SheetProduce high-quality illustrations and animations rapidly with real-time CAD data.

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  • Creo Illustrate

    Laptops with schematics Couples data to deliver task-based graphical content specific to product configurations, supporting formats from hard copy to augmented reality.

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  • Arbortext Layout Developer and Layout Editor

    Book with electrical gridsAutomate the publishing of layout-intensive documents with professional, high-quality output.

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  • Windchill Service Parts Information and Instructions

    Hands over laptop mouseManage content-specific service information to facilitate information reuse, streamline change management, and enable delivery of configuration-based technical publications.

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  • Arbortext Publishing Engine

    Arbortext Publishing Engine Data SheetA server-based system that manages content flow and delivers high-quality, consistent product and service information throughout the product lifecycle.

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  • Arbortext Content Delivery

    Hands over laptop mouseAccess updated, configuration-specific documents and parts information for your users.

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Customer success with Arbortext

Learn now these companies are using Arbortext to improve productivity and product information delivery.


KOEL improved productivity and reduced requests for cancellations of late-stage engineering changes from 10% to 2% by using PTC solutions to complete a BOM transformation.



Sysmex reduced the cost of service and improved customer satisfaction with smart, connected products.


U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy is undergoing digital transformation to unify legacy systems and support their massive base of users, suppliers, and ships by using Windchill’s cloud infrastructure, collaboration capabilities, and comprehensive SaaS workflows.


Take the Next Step with Arbortext

Contact an expert and learn how Arbortext’s end-to-end solution can improve your dynamic publishing today.

Arbortext, powered by PTC Windchill, makes smart content management simple. Reach out to our experts today and learn more about how the Arbortext suite of products can enable your teams to create, manage, and deliver XML content seamlessly across the value chain to maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and more.

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