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 get more value from PLM.
The new software package has grown in size and scope from its previous versions. Brian Shepherd, PTC's executive vice president, product development, said Windchill 10.0 is "the largest software release in company history." And he added that "Windchill 10.0 delivers more out -of-the-box capabilities than ever."
Windchill 10.0 has integrated PTC's Relex quality management and Insight product analytics software.In the product analysis software, new functions have been added for cost visibility and CO2 footprint.
In the area of quality solutions, PTC is adding CAPA (corrective action preventive action). The company said the software can help speed up problem solving through better monitoring and identifying root causes.
Windchill 10.0 also offers new options to improve information in the services area. PTC said service processes and spare parts planning need to take place concurrent with product development to ensure profitable maintenance and repair operations. It said the new Windchill suite will offer a complete service information solution by combining Creo for 3d illustrated service instructions and parts lists with Arbortext techinical communications software.