Windchill product lifecycle management software

Elevating how product development gets done. No matter what role you play in the product lifecycle, Windchill can help you quickly see value.

Whether you’re a global conglomerate, a regional supplier, or a small service bureau, you face obstacles while trying to manage product content and development processes. Your company’s success relies on having efficient business processes and effective development of complex information assets including product designs, service documentation, and regulatory submissions. Windchill, PTC’s production-proven content and process management software, offers a solution. Fast, secure, and requiring only a Web browser to access, this business collaboration software enables companies to streamline product development processes and deliver superior physical goods and information products.

Windchill 12 is the latest version of PTC’s Windchill PLM Software which offers new collaboration tools, capabilities to improve product quality, and enhanced deployment options.

Features & Benefits

  • Single source of product information/content enables development efficiencies, reduces errors and rework.
  • Complete product definition and collaboration capabilities expertly drive cross-enterprise understanding of information – regardless of source.
  • Repeatable, end-to-end process support and automation speeds time-to-market and reduces development cost.
  • Secure, industry-standard Internet architecture delivers a safe, high-performing technology platform.
What's new in Windchill

Experience better collaboration, closed-loop quality, and concurrent manufacturing.

  • Rapidly develop role- and task-based apps: ThingWorx Navigate 9.0 enables customers to build their own unique custom apps, leveraging a rapid app development environment with reusable components. Experience eight times faster time-to-value for building a new custom app, down from three and a half months to under two weeks.
  • Implement closed-loop quality: System integration delivers proof of traceability for finding and fixing problems early. This capability is delivered through tight OSLC integration with the PTC toolchain and third-party requirements management tools (i.e. IBM Doors Next Gen).
  • Visually manage critical to quality (CTQ) characteristics: Creo View 7, embedded in PTC's product lifecycle management software, provides visual comparisons based on process manufacturing information (PMI) created through model-based definition (MBD) practices. By allowing users to identify changes in the view states captured in the CAD design, Windchill can now enable better management of CTQ characteristics.
  • Support concurrent engineering with the factory: Bill of material (BOM) transformation tools enable manufacturing engineers to quickly view and reconcile upstream changes to downstream manufacturing and plant-specific BOMs.
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Easy, secure access to product data

Building on Windchill’s web-based user interface and highly configurable out-of-the-box applications, Windchill 12 improves collaboration across the enterprise with even broader access to product data. A new functionality in Windchill 12 and ThingWorx Navigate 9.0 enables customers to build their own apps, leveraging a rapid application development environment with reusable components and the ability to mashup data from multiple systems.

Quality built into every project and process

Closing the loop on processes in diverse and dispersed areas of the enterprise like engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and field service, Windchill 12 gives companies greater end-to-end capabilities to uncover design issues earlier and react faster to quality events. These capabilities help drive down the cost of poor quality and enable greater speed to market and customer satisfaction. The new proof of traceability feature, delivered through tight OSLC integration with Windchill 12, Windchill RV&S, Windchill Modeler, and third-party requirements management tools, such as IBM Doors Next Gen, protect intellectual property. Leveraging PTC’s recently launched Creo 7.0, Windchill 12 and Creo View 7.0 allow users to identify changes in the view states captured in the CAD design to visually manage critical-to-quality (CTQ) characteristics.

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Concurrent manufacturing

Meeting the growing demand of customer-driven product configurations has become increasingly difficult given supply chain interruptions, evolving safety regulations, and time-to-market pressures. Windchill 12 helps customers adopt more flexible ways of producing products by ensuring digital thread continuity between design and the information on the factory shop floor. Windchill 12 introduces powerful BOM transformation tools that enable manufacturing engineers to quickly view and reconcile upstream changes to downstream manufacturing and plant-specific BOMs.

In addition, with Thingworx Navigate’s intuitive role-based apps, customers can:

  • Mitigate supply chain interruptions by providing external companies direct access to design drawings.
  • Provide access to view product and design information through the Navigate kiosk.
  • Interact with 3D CAD designs and report problems and approve change requests through Navigate Contribute.


Digital deployment

Windchill is available in several deployment options and offers both uptime and security compliance, ensuring PLM users can reliably and securely work from their device browsers. PTC also continues to honor its commitment towards openness and standards-based integration/API with new enhancements based on the ODATA standard to enable multi-system orchestration and compatibility with PTC and non-PTC applications. To streamline upgrades and get value quickly on the latest Windchill platform, Windchill 12 provides administrators additional tools to plan and execute upgrades from previous releases.


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Three Powerful Packages – A Single PLM Platform

Lay the foundation for a smart, connected enterprise with Windchill. Expand your capabilities and value with comprehensive out-of-the-box functionality available on-premises or in the PTC cloud.


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