Project and Design Collaboration with PLM

Manage and execute complex product development with powerful project and design collaboration tools

Secure, real-time access to product data for collaboration

Globalization, outsourcing, and remote work has significantly increased the complexity of project and design collaboration. Internal teams—management, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, purchasing, and customer service—can be widely distributed across different offices and time zones. Suppliers and customers are even further removed. PLM project management tools enable project and design collaboration for extended product teams regardless of location.

Accelerate time to market by providing real-time visibility

The highly interactive nature of cross-functional, geographically-distributed project teams often causes breakdowns when it comes to sharing data and project plans outside the firewall. PTC’s project management software keeps globally-dispersed teams working 24x7 as if they were physically present in the same room. With a focus on design and manufacturing outsourcing, change and configuration management, and project management, it’s never been easier to engage the whole value chain for faster, smarter product development.


Powerful project and design collaboration functionality with PLM

Instead of working in a silo of engineering, start collaborating in a way that secures data and provides a single source of truth. Track all your deliverables throughout the project lifecycle with detailed status and change management for shared objects such as CAD designs and documents. Project teams can even submit a problem report or variance at the project level, speeding up the initiation process, all while using the preferred workflow and business processes defined by the company. Specific capabilities for project managers include visual timelines and Gantt charts for the project plan and a tight integration with Microsoft Project.


Key product features

Extensive capabilities for sharing data and communicating with suppliers and vendors.

Project execution: Automation of key business processes such as NPI/NPD, change management, and advanced product quality planning

Project collaboration: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders with parts, documents, mechanical and electrical CAD, etc., providing a virtual space to share design updates

Project planning: Intuitive wizard for authoring; support for duration, deadlines, date constraints, and full precedence relationships. Update project plans to and from MS Project.

Gantt chart: View the entire project status using Gantt chart views

Email notification: Automated execution of the project plan with email notifications

Multi-language/character availability: Supports all major character sets including Asian multi-byte characters; UI is available in seven languages

Access control: Objects are tagged, subject to access control, determining which users have rights to modify data (including external users)

Advanced IP protection: Creation/management of individual replication rules, access definition via agreements, and simplified derivatives

Concurrent supplier interaction: Design data can be shared to multiple projects

Customer story

Learn how your peers are leveraging PTC’s PLM software for project and design collaboration.


Volvo Construction Equipment prioritizes collaborative ways of working

Learn how Volvo CE implemented an information backbone that covers planning/requirements management, product development, sales configuration, production, aftermarket, and phase-out.

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Learn more about Windchill

PTC’s Windchill helps to simplify complex project and design collaboration. Windchill's groundbreaking capabilities bring dispersed teams together, ensuring a single source of truth for product and process data. From design and project collaboration to project planning and execution, Windchill provides all stakeholders the information they need to make the best decisions.

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Learn more about ThingWorx Navigate

Through ThingWorx Navigate’s role and task-based applications, you can provide downstream stakeholders direct access to up-to-date product data. Non-expert users can easily access the rich data stored within the organization’s enterprise system—no training required.

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