PTC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Servigistics in a move it says will expand its offering of service lifecycle management (SLM) products. The US-based business software group said the addition of Servigistics’ products will help it provide a broader and more competitive offering in this area. Servigistics has a strong position in the Read More..
HANOVER — Automakers and suppliers reported major progress in creating common IT standards to be used in product lifecycle management (PLM). “We now have a common understanding with regard to the issue of openness in PLM systems and now have measurable criteria for that openness,” said Steven Vetterman, who heads ProSTEP iViP, a global association Read More..
TUEV SUED has given its stamp of approval to PTC’s MKS Integrity software. The certification by the German technical standards company means PTC’s lifecycle management solution will make it easier for car manufacturers to comply with a key automotive industry safety standard governing areas such as steering and braking systems. US-based PTC said MKS Integrity, Read More..
Automakers are changing their PLM systems. They are increasingly relying on Dassault’s Catia and Siemens’ NX for car development. But they are also implementing software from other providers. At the same time, users of PLM software are calling for more open systems. ProSTEP iViP, a global consortium promoting open standards, recently proposed a “Codex of Read More..
Upheaval in the PLM market: Daimler and Chrysler are separating from former partner Dassault Systemes and are doing development work with Siemens PLM software. On the other hand, BMW has settled on Dassault in the E/E domain. In turn, Hyundai has chosen PTCâ€™s Windchill as its collaboration software, making it the backbone of its PLM Read More..
PTC has released Windchill 10.0, upgrading its product lifecycle management (PLM) software with a series of enhancements designed to improve product analytics and quality management. US based PTC said in a press release that the new version of Windchill will let manufacturers do more thoughout the product lifecycle, know more about their products’ performance and Read More..
Hyundai and Kia have adopted Windchill PLM software from US solutions provider Parametric Technology Corp (PTC), the companies said in a press statement. The Korean carmakers conducted an extensive two-year benchmark testing and selection process before deciding on Windchill. The software, which will be adopted in core r&d operations, will consolidate multiple existing systems into Read More..