About Windchill PDMLink
Control all the Content and Processes that Drive Product Development
Windchill PDMLink is a Web-based, industry-proven Product Data Management (PDM) system that supports geographically dispersed teams while managing critical processes such as content, change, and configuration management.
Windchill PDMLink allows you to create and manage product structure views such as “As-Designed” and “As-Planned,” thereby optimizing configuration management.
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CAD Data Management
CREO 7 COMPATIBILITY
- Multi-body Support
- Creo Ansys Simulation
- Allow revise (action) only from Change Task
- Custom ‘collectors’ including support for configurable links
WORKGROUP MANAGER ENHANCEMENTS
- Configurable Windchill Status Tab in SolidWorks
- BOM Table in CEDM updates
- Change & Quality
- BOM planned for 12.0.1Streamlined
- O365 Integration – Windchill ribbon with PDM actions
- Upload files to Windchill from OneDrive
- Control the download location of all files to OneDrive
TOOLS FOR WINDCHILL USERS
- Productivity enhancers
- New capabilities addedfrequently
- Install and configure in minutes
- No restarts to install or uninstall
- “Try before you buy”free trial downloads
- Technically isolated from core Windchill
Model Based Design
- New Compare View State Tool
- Compare View states | Combined states | Capture states in 2 models
- Streamlined navigation between changes
Visual Design Reviews
- New Compare in Creo View action available from Resulting objects Table
- Automatically opens matching affected and resulting objects
When it comes to streamlining the product development process, multiple industries use PTC Windchill. Since PTC Windchill is internet-based, companies can operate and coordinate from a number of locations. Company managers and business leaders can easily manage the lifecycle of products and associated service wherever they may be.
Product Information Control
- Generic Product Definition
- Version control
- Product rules and option constraints
- Multiple effectivity types
- Comprehensive visualization
- Highly complex product configuration management
- Parts classification and parts management
- Formal information control, lifecycle or workflow driven
- Wizard-based approach for product variants creation
- Baselines and history tracking
- Broad Support for assemble-to-order, configure-to-order and engineer-to-order
- Integral change management
- Single system for mechanical, electrical, software and documentation
- Integral Collaboration and Control
Support Global Product Development
Windchill PDMLink was designed to support distributed product development with a Web-based architecture that can coordinate replicated databases around the world. Now anyone, anywhere within the enterprise or extended supply chain can communicate and collaborate on product development. Regardless of location, activities and events can now be monitored, allowing you to identify potential bottlenecks or duplicate tasks.
Improve Product Quality
With a single, complete digital product definition, Windchill PDMLink enhances product quality by eliminating mistakes associated with duplicate or incomplete data. Potential problems can now be identified earlier in the process. With all levels of content–from final assembly structures to individual components–configured, managed and stored in a one central repository, everyone within the enterprise can now immediately access the same product information.
Reduce Process Errors and Engineering Rework
Windchill PDMLink includes a comprehensive Change Management process that can both ‘fast-track’ your simple, lowcost changes and ‘full-track’ extensive modifications, all while automatically documenting revision and iteration histories. Problems caused by miscommunication or delays in conveying product changes are eliminated.
POWERFUL CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
- Manage the evolution of configurations over time using out-of-the-box lifecycle templates that can be modified and reused.
- Create and manage multiple product structure views such as “As-Designed” and “As-Planned”.
- Establish rules for interchangeability, including the use of alternates and substitutes.
- Create new part numbers for significant changes, while maintaining existing numbers for minor changes using revision/iteration levels.
- Utilize date, lot, product or component serial number effectivity methods.
OUT-OF-THE-BOX, BEST-PRACTICE CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS
- Create, manage, route and track problem reports, change requests, and change notices, using customer-defined terms and templates.
- Apply simple procedures for simple changes and mass changes, and apply thorough procedures for high-impact changes; preview content for print, PDF and Web media.
- Use the online dashboard to report trends in volume, severity and cycle time of changes.
- Manage deviations and waivers with the manufacturing team.
COMPREHENSIVE PRODUCT CONTENT MANAGEMENT
- Securely vault all product data using check-in/check out, history, search and access control.
- Track, store and share multiple versions/iterations of product structures, product definition data, Creo models and drawings, and (optionally) other MCAD and ECAD systems, including AutoCAD®, CADDS ® 5, CATIA®, SolidWorks®, Unigraphics®‚ Inventor®, Mentor Graphics®, Zuken®, and Cadence®.
- Manage and associate other product content, such as requirements, product specifications, technical publications, simulation results, production plans, software builds, engineering calculations and 3D viewables.
BUSINESS PROCESS AUTOMATION AND REPORTING
- Graphically define or extend pre-defined, workflowdriven processes to automate and manage the progress of product development tasks.
- Assign automatic notifications for key events, such as a revision to an assembly BOM or the release of a design document.
- Enforce deadlines with escalation policies for proactive and follow-up notifications.
- Easily identify parts by viewing thumbnail images that are automatically created upon CAD check-in.
- Easily view, collaborate, investigate and mark up dimensionally accurate 2D and 3D product information using the embedded visualization capabilities powered by PTC’s Creo visualization tools.
Integrated with other applications
- Download and upload product data with Microsoft® Excel®.
- Microsoft Outlook® email and meeting integration.
- Optionally integrate with embedded software development and build tools to synchronize hardware and software deliverables.
- Integrate with PTC’s Arbortext® to optimize and streamline your technical illustrations and documentation process.
- Integrate with PTC’s Mathcad® software to capture, search and reuse engineering calculations.
SCALABLE AND SECURE
- Intelligently replicate content to remote file vaults for use by distributed design teams.
- Fully scalable–capable of handling thousands of concurrent users.
- Define security at the domain (user, group, role), maturity (lifecycle state) or instance (individual folder, document, part) level.
- Microsoft Windows®, UNIX®, Linux®.
- Browser: Internet Explorer®, Mozilla Firefox®.
- Database: Oracle® 11 and SQL Server 2008.
- Languages: English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian.
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