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Automakers want more open PLM systems (source:PTC)

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 PLM Openness." Several automakers are participating in a ProSTEP working group to prepare this document.

The initiative comes ffrom the CIOs of the German automakers and suppliers. They want the three major suppliers of PLM software - Dassault, Siemens and PTC - to commit to certain key conditions.

Below is a selective overview of major global automakers and the PLM software they use for development, cooperation and production.

AutomakerDevelopmentCooperation PlatformProduction
1.ToyotaCatia/Creo1InternDelmia/Tecnomatix
2GMNXTeamcenterTecnomatix
3VolkswagenCatia/CreoTeamcenterTecnomatix
4FordCatiaTeamcenterTecnomatix
5HyundaiCatia/CreoWindchill/TeamcenterDelmia/Tecnomatix
6PSACatiaEnoviaDelmia
7HondaCatiaIntern/Innovia/TeamcenterDelmia/Tecnomatix
8NissanNXTeamcenterDelmia/Tecnomatix
9FiatNXTeamcenterTecnomatix
10SuzukiNXTeamcenterTecnomatix
11RenaultCatiaEnoviaTecnomatix
12DaimlerCatia2/NXTeamcenterDelmia/Tecnomatix
13Chana3Catia/Creo/NXVarious/WindchillVarious
14BMWCatia/CreoIntern/TeamcenterDelmia/Tecnomatix
15MazdaNXTeamcenterTecnomatix
16ChryslerNXTeamcenterDelmia/Tecnomatix

(Source: automotiveIT.com)

(Ranking by sales; selected car companies only)
  1. Creo formerly Pro/Engineer
  2. Daimler is rolling out NX, but it still using Catia
  3. Chana is a Chinese car manufacturer