6 July 2022
Green PLM – the newest way to sustainable products.
The interview with an expert. In an interview with Amanda Furtek, Business Analyst at TT PSC, we ask, to name just a few: is sustainable development a trend or a necessity? What are the challenges that modern manufacturing companies are struggling with? And also: what is the Green PLM concept and what are its assumptions?Read more
1 June 2022
On the trail of the Digital Thread
Information from various systems within a business is comparable to clues in a criminal case. Every single trace conceals information. Some of them drop out due to a lack of documentation.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is by no means a new concept, in fact it has been around since humans started producing things. However, PLM has a different meaning nowadays.
9 February 2022
Windchill 12.x upgrade process – step by step
In February 2020, we described how to upgrade Windchill to version 11 step by step. Over a year has passed since that time and a new major version of Windchill – 12 – was released. Today we will show you how to perform an upgrade from Windchill 11 to Windchill 12. Are you ready for Windchill uprade?
Product lifecycle management has never been more relevant than it is now, in an ever-changing world. Today, it is no longer enough to have a great idea or even good execution. What is needed now is full control over the product - from concept, through design and production, to service and disposal.
30 June 2021
Why is it worth investing in PLM software testing?
Most modern manufacturing companies use PLM systems to document and manage product data. PLM systems support many important operations in a company: first of all – administration of CAD files, documents, and data related to change management. All these functions are permanently updated with new requirements. A small error that occurs in one area can negatively affect whole processes.
The new opportunities associated with Industry 4.0 require companies to adapt to the new environment. In this article, we take a closer look at the current situation in the automotive industry, discuss the challenges it faces and the opportunities offered by digital transformation.
Migrating data to a PLM system is often a very complex undertaking, where business environment and ways in which data is being operated on play a key role. A Migration – what is it, what approaches are the most common and what challenges lay ahead of each one? These and more questions are answered in this article.
14 January 2021
Change Management in Windchill PDMLink – effective and easy…
Process of the product development consists of many steps that are often very complicated, time consuming and not well defined. It is common that companies are struggling to track the progress of the development and keep the documentation up to date. The main challenge that I would like to focus on is the continuous need to improve the product. Because we do not live in the perfect world the changes are unavoidable – whether it is just small fragment of the design that needs to be updated, the part you have been using so far is no longer available or you have to make sure that the product meets the requirements of the new markets.
30 November 2020
Brand new capabilities in Windchill 12, the latest version…
Windchill is PTC’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management software, which has its latest version this year - WNC12. The long-announced premiere, scheduled for 2020, was questioned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But PTC did not disappoint – on 9th June, at the fair in Boston, it announced the release of the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Windchill, which is considered a model example of an Enterprise Class System, has gained new functionalities. What is the potential of the latest, twelfth version of this program? We decided to analyze it for you.
23 October 2020
What you should know about Product Lifecycle Management in…
With Cloud technologies developing rapidly in recent years, so came the thought of using the Cloud for hosting various systems in it, from computationally demanding, through mission critical and more. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems were no different and a large number of both PLM vendors and customers attempted to leverage benefits the Cloud brings to gain that competitive edge world’s best manufacturers always strive for.
17 August 2020
Windchill PLM: OOTB, configuration or customization?
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) vendors promise their systems to be so great, they can be used by organizations from the get-go, revolutionizing how they define and manage their product data. However, that is the case only for those organizations who are willing to adapt their own internal standards and procedures for the sake of pre-implemented best practices within PLM systems.
5 August 2020
Multi-CAD data management in a PLM environment
Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques have been inseparable from the very dynamic development of industry for many years and their role is growing with every decade. What started as fairly simple systems that functioned basically as virtual drawing boards, has developed over time into packages of advanced IT tools. Although initially they could only be used by select research institutes and the largest and most developed corporations, CAD systems have gradually gained popularity, acquired new functionalities and became easier to use. However, the real revolution took place in the era of fast Internet and Industry 4.0, when CAD systems have dynamically transformed into sophisticated tools integrated with PDM and PLM systems. In addition to the ability to develop a complete 3D representation of a product in a virtual environment, they support virtually all other activities related to the broadly understood design, construction, digital prototyping and preparation of data for other stages of the product life cycle.
The manufacturing sector is changing faster than ever. The increasing multifaceted nature of processes is associated with maintaining operational efficiency and high quality. The need for transparency and efficiency of operations is increasing and product innovations need to be implemented more and more quickly. Effective planning is the key to the business success of the organisation. In the Industry 4.0 era, IT technologies dedicated to product lifecycle management (PLM) have become even more helpful.
11 February 2020
A simple guide to performing a Windchill 10.x upgrade
Still running a Windchill PLM system version 10.0, 10.1 or 10.2? There are several reasons why you should consider upgrading to version 11.1 (or newer).
ALM is an abbreviation of Application Lifecycle Management. As the name shows, the concept was supposed to be used mainly by developers during…
Once upon a time.. Far far away, over a hills and forests… Wait.. Wait.. Wait.. This is not another long fairytale…
24 January 2018
27 000 work hours on PLM projects for the…
After four year of contract, Transition Technologies PSC just finished realization of five different projects for huge Brazilian aviation concern. Many hours…