For follow-up on a previously logged case, give the assigned case number, for example, C1234567, to the Technical Support Operator. Refer to that number on any correspondence to the Technical Support department about the case. You can also track the status of a case or contact a Technical Support Engineer by adding a comment to a case using Case Tracker.
For new technical issues, before reaching out for technical assistance, you should gather some critical information. Preparing this information before you reach out for technical assistance will ensure a quicker and more efficient resolution. It will be helpful to have the following information at hand, before reaching out for technical assistance:
The severity of a case represents the importance or urgency of resolving the issue. A severity is assigned upon case initiation. This value can be updated at any point to reflect a change in the urgency of a resolution. The following outlines the definition of each severity and highlights the steps taken by the Technical Support engineer:
Severity 0 – Enterprise System Down—A production enterprise system is down. This is the most serious severity for a Case and generally requires 24x7 availability of a customer contact. PTC Technical Support and R&D will work the issue 24x7 until the issue is resolved or the severity is lowered.
Severity 1 - Business Critical - Business is being severely impacted. Key functions are not working, business schedules are being severely impacted, or a limited number of users cannot use the software at all. There is no feasible workaround available.
Severity 2 - Business Moderately Impacted - Business is being impacted and a solution to the problem must be found quickly. Business schedules are at increased risk. Technical Support works with customer to reach a resolution or alternate technique.
Severity 3 - General Question/Low Impact - Business is being slightly impacted or the customer has a general question about a PTC product or service. Usually a workaround is available or the customer is able to work beyond the issue.