Windchill PLM Software

Realize value quickly with standardized, out-of-the-box functionality across a comprehensive portfolio of core PDM and advanced PLM applications

Windchill product lifecycle management software

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Manufacturers have never needed real-time information sharing, dynamic data visualization, and the ability to collaborate more than they do today. With easy, secure data access for multi-disciplinary and geographically-distributed teams, quality-focused processes, and a data driven approach to manufacturing, Windchill is elevating how product development gets done.

Windchill’s open architecture enables easy integration with other enterprise systems, including IoT, providing a solid foundation for a product-driven digital thread. PTC's PLM system provides comprehensive out-of-the-box functionality and highly configurable role and task-based apps. Expand self-service access of traceable product data to non-experts who don’t typically use PLM, while avoiding over-customization and complexity.

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Elevating how product development gets done

No matter what role you play in the product lifecycle, Windchill can help you quickly see value. Average results our customers experience include:

MORE PROJECTS

MORE PROJECTS

FASTER LEAD TIME

FASTER LEAD TIME

IMPROVEMENT IN R&D EFFICIENCY

IMPROVEMENT IN R&D EFFICIENCY

LOWER COSTS OF NON-QUALITY

LOWER COSTS OF NON-QUALITY

Architecture and deployment

PTC's PLM software is optimized to support the extended enterprise and external partners with a high degree of automation and interoperability for cross-discipline configuration management.

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Modern architecture

Manage data at scale with web architecture built for multi-system orchestration.

Manage data at scale with web architecture built for multi-system orchestration.

Secure collaboration

Work securely inside and outside the enterprise with IP- and platform-based protections.

Work securely inside and outside the enterprise with IP- and platform-based protections.

Streamlined upgrades

Reduce user disruption by upgrading data in place with time-saving automation.

Reduce user disruption by upgrading data in place with time-saving automation.

Admin and support

Leverage IoT-based “always on” monitoring for better service and support. Take advantage of various courses to improve adoption through user proficiency.

Leverage IoT-based “always on” monitoring for better service and support. Take advantage of various courses to improve adoption through user proficiency.

Flexible delivery

Deliver on-premises or in the cloud for greater uptime and security compliance.

Deliver on-premises or in the cloud for greater uptime and security compliance.

The power of Windchill

BOM management

Streamline product development with 3D visualization, inline editing, structure comparison, part standardization, variant management, supply chain integration, software BOM alignment, and historical data analysis.

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Collaborative product development

Facilitate a unified approach with real-time product data visibility for production planning, advanced manufacturing processes validation, shop floor digitization, quality control, strategic sourcing, and mobile service technician support.

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Engineering change management

Configure and automate change workflows, establish change review boards, and orchestrate updates. Ensure traceability, compliance, and integration with manufacturing systems for product and process modifications.

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Manufacturing process management

Simplify product-to-process alignment, plant-specific BOM structuring, validation, change management, and integration, enhanced with visual work instructions, digital quality control, and a factory digital twin for optimized 3D process visualization.

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Parts classification

Support configurable classification schemes, automatic naming, efficient search, mass data management, supplier integration, BOM specifications, and sustainability criteria for optimized part selection and compliance with business standards.

Product variability management

Streamline complex product customization with robust configuration tools, logic, and change management, supporting dynamic product variations and quality control.

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Product data management

Centralize control, streamlining processes and enhancing collaboration with features like robust CAD data management, secure role-based access, simplified workflows for release and changes, ECAD data synchronization, multi-CAD editing, and more.

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Quality management

Enable comprehensive oversight with features such as change control, document management, and closed-loop feedback, ensuring compliance and standards adherence, to facilitate audits, CAPAs integration, manage customer experiences, and support traceability, while focusing on risk, reliability, and applicability.

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Supply chain collaboration

Streamline end-to-end operations by unifying suppliers, partners, and manufacturers with real-time data sharing, change control, and integrated workflows for faster, more secure, and efficient product lifecycle management.

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What's new in Windchill

Experience the power of the digital thread and enable the seamless flow of information across the enterprise.

  • Interoperability: Windchill Workgroup Manager now supports back compatibility as well as a degree of forward compatibility. This significantly improves the upgrade experience.
  • Visualization: Improved performance and scalability of 3D visualization for extremely large and complex product structures. With QuickView you can visualize highly complex models resulting in much faster decision making and collaboration.
  • Dynamic positioning support for Siemens NX: Windchill 13 adds support for Siemens NX locator publishing and dynamic positioning. Designers can define the positioning of components relative to one another in the PLM environment. This saves time as designers do not have to create every configuration in CAD. Additionally, the entire enterprise can easily access configurations for accurate collaboration.
  • Automation of the regulatory submission process: New in Windchill 13 are various enhancements to objects including revision control which streamlines and simplifies the regulatory submission process. Windchill 13 includes enhanced Unique Device Identifiers (UDI) support as well as support for leveraging the REST framework. 
  • XBOM and process planning: Customers can take advantage of multiple improvements in Windchill 13 to visualize, synchronize and extend the flow of information between engineering and manufacturing. From higher performance visualization of very large structures to new automatic BOM transformation capabilities as well as enhancements in standard control characteristics.

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Windchill+: Collaborate without borders

Enjoy all the features and value that Windchill offers, plus rapid capability and user adoption, built-in security, and frictionless collaboration enabled through software as a service.

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Success with Windchill

Here are a few examples of how your peers are realizing value from PTC's PLM application. For a comprehensive list, visit our case study page.

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The Bose Story

Learn how Bose leads the market in quality amidst product diversification.

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Vaillant Group’s Digital Transformation

Read how Vaillant is digitally transforming its data management processes into a thriving ecosystem of trusted knowledge.

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VCST’s Smart Factory: Connecting people, processes and technology

Hear how VCST is in the process of connecting suppliers, people, devices, machines, and customers in systems and smart applications to drive efficiencies.

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PLM On-Demand Hub: Collaboration across the digital thread

Hear firsthand from Bosch Group, Cellcentric, Vestas, and ZF, as well as PTC experts and executives about the concrete steps you can take to improve collaboration across your global teams.

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Additional resources

Connected systems in discrete manufacturing

Use this guide on how to align PLM, ERP, MES, and more for digital transformation success.

Use this guide on how to align PLM, ERP, MES, and more for digital transformation success.

Analyst ranking of leading PLM vendors

Explore how the PLM market is transforming and learn why PTC has been recognized as a leader among PLM solution providers.

Explore how the PLM market is transforming and learn why PTC has been recognized as a leader among PLM solution providers.

Buyer’s guide: Choosing the right cloud SaaS PLM

Get analyst insights and guidance on what criteria to use when selecting a SaaS PLM solution.

Get analyst insights and guidance on what criteria to use when selecting a SaaS PLM solution.

PLM as the Foundation for Digital Transformation

A PTC e-book that describes the value of using Windchill as your enterprise PLM application suite.

A PTC e-book that describes the value of using Windchill as your enterprise PLM application suite.