Stable release 10.1 / March 16, 2012
Microsoft Windows, UNIX, LINUX
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Windchill is a PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software product that is offered by PTC. Windchill is currently being used by over 1.1 million users worldwide. [2 ]
History [ edit ]
Windchill was originally developed by Windchill Technology Inc., which was co-founded by Jim Heppelmann, the current President and CEO of PTC. When PTC acquired Windchill Technology, Heppelmann joined the company as senior vice president.
Windchill first launched in 1998 and was promoted as the first to market with an internet based PLM solution. In 2001, Windchill ProjectLink launched as a solution for project collaboration and in 2002, Windchill PDMLink launched as a solution for product data management. [3 ] [4 ]
Recent Releases [ edit ]
The Windchill user base ranges from individuals to large corporations. Most customers are in the following manufacturing market segments: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Electronics & High-Tech, Industrial Products, Medical Devices, and Retail, Footwear & Apparel. Commercial sales are made through a combination of a direct sales force as well as an indirect sale channel. Directly competitive products to Windchill include
Teamcenter by Siemens, ENOVIA by Dassault Systèmes and Agile by Oracle. [5 ]
Products [ edit ]
PDM & Process [6 ] [ edit ]
Windchill ProjectLink – Web-based project collaboration across product development.
Windchill MPMLink – The industry’s first integral solution for Manufacturing Process Management.
FlexPLM – A PLM solution for retail, footwear & apparel and consumer product companies.
Windchill PDMLink – A web-based master
product data management repository that also helps teams manage critical processes such as change/configuration management, and detailed design. Arbortext Content Manager – helps control content creation, collaboration, management and publishing processes as they relate to technical product and service information.
Windchill PPMLink – Provides Program Portfolio Management (PPM) capabilities to discrete manufacturers.
Requirements Management – A combination of PTC’s Integrity product and Windchill PDMLink to manage product software and hardware requirements
Product Analytics [7 ] [ edit ]
Windchill Compliance – Tracks and manages product compliance throughout the product lifecycle.
Windchill Materials & Substances – Integrates with existing enterprise systems to provide materials and substances in products based on an accurate BOM.
Windchill Cost – Provides real-time product cost estimates and analysis.//Phani
Windchill LCA – Allows manufacturers to use LCA (Lifecycle Assessment) data to quantify the environmental impact of products over their entire lifecycle.
FRACAS – FRACAS (Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System) manages corrective action processes to improve product reliability. Windchill FMEA –Helps identify potential failure modes in a system.
Windchill FTA – Constructs a graphical representation of an issue and provides an analysis tool.
Windchill Prediction – Helps assess product reliability early in the design process.
CAPA – Helps manage the intake, tracking, resolution, and analysis of quality issues. Windchill Nonconformance – manages the intake, evaluation, resolution and tracking of nonconforming products.
Windchill Customer Experience Management – Helps manage and address customer complaints.
Windchill Service Information Manager – Helps organize and manage service information to ensure accuracy and relevance.
Windchill Service Parts – Uses engineering CAD data to define spare parts information.
Windchill SocialLink – Combines social computing with product data from Windchill to create product and practice collaboration environments for product teams.
Windchill Mobile – Provides instant access to PTC’s Windchill from an iPad or iPhone.
Windchill tasks on Android
Windchill Archive – An optional module that automatically purges unnecessary information by archiving it into long-term storage.
Windchill Print Service – Assists in printing Windchill content throughout the enterprise.
Windchill Reporting –Develops and distributes reports across the enterprise.
Windchill Interference Management Services – Identifies clashes between components in the design stage to resolve problems.
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