PLM industry and role-based add-ons enable expert users to leverage and augment traceable and associative product data in the context of their job function or industry. Highly tailorable workflows automate processes that were once manual to save time and standardize best practices across the enterprise.
Mechanical Designers – Reduce time searching for existing designs, working from outdated information, or overwriting newer versions of the data. With Windchill MCAD Data Management, you can embed Windchill capabilities into Creo or other third party MCAD tools (Solidworks, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mech, AutoCAD Elect, Inventor, NX, CATIA V5, CATIA 3D Experience) for secure, concurrent data sharing that is fully integrated with downstream PLM processes.
Configuration Managers – Create and manage modular product families and advanced business logic with Windchill’s Platform Structure Management. Generate variants for design verification and visualization.
Quality and Compliance Managers - Improve product quality, shorten the time from failure to fix, and reduce costs with cross-functional transparency and automated compliance built into Windchill’s Quality Management System (QMS). Part centric, pre-configured ISO processes include document control with integral training tracking, internal and supplier auditing, and a regulatory hub for submissions by geography. Integrated and highly configurable workflow for tracking and resolving product and process non-conformances, capturing customer feedback including customer reported nonconformances, and corrective and preventive actions/change management are also provided.
Reliability Engineers – Design with quality leveraging Windchill Risk and Reliability tools that are all integrated with change and configuration management capabilities. Calculate reliability early (prediction, RBD, Markov, lifecycle cost), plan and assess risk for service needs (FTA, FMEA/Product or Process, MSG-3, Maintainability), and analyze failure data to improve product reliability (FRACAS, ALT, Weibull).
Manufacturing Engineers – Accelerate time to industrialization and improve collaboration with product designers leveraging Windchill’s Manufacturing Process Plans and Instructions. Create and manage digital process plans, manufacturing resources, and standards. Use light weight graphics from CAD data to dynamically generate visual work instructions, with associativity.
Service Engineers/Operations – Improve accuracy, accessibility, and usability of service and parts information to drive down costs with Windchill’s Service Parts Information and Instructions. Define and manage information and publication structures by applying a set of conditions to create configuration specific catalogs. Create interactive illustrations from parts lists generated from service bill of materials (SBOM) (requires Creo Illustrate).
Software and System Engineers – Manage embedded software and mechanical aspects of the product with a well-integrated PLM and ALM system. Windchill SSE applications include requirements and test management, source code management, model-based systems engineering, and extended change management all with linking and tracing to the part structures in Windchill.
Overcome Industry-Centric Challenges and Everyday Business Pressures
To improve product quality and reduced regulatory overhead, Windchill’s Medical Device Suite (MDS) and SaaS offerings come pre-configured with ISO 13485 quality management processes. These processes can also be extended to meet additional customer specific needs.
For configuration management of large and complex product structures, Windchill’s Aerospace and Defense Module (WADM) has specific data management features and enhanced package capabilities using contract data requirements lists (CDRLs), subcontract data requirements lists (SDRLs), and the ability to specify Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes for objects, and unincorporated changes (hanging changes).
Learn how PLM SaaS is the backbone of digital transformation in Aerospace and Defense.
To deliver innovative products on-time, on-trend, and on-cost, Windchill’s FlexPLM enables retail, fashion, footwear and apparel companies to manage the entire product development process. From assortment planning to design, to full specification development, to sourcing and costing, and pre-order confirmation.
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