March 30, 2023

How does Windchill PLM Improve Project Management’s Collaboration and Execution?

A project manager’s role in manufacturing is critical to the success of any project. The project manager takes responsibility for planning, executing, and closing projects within the manufacturing environment. They lead the project team and work with all entities to ensure the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards […]

February 23, 2023

What is PLM?

PLM or “Product Lifecycle Management” is a process that is used to manage the entire lifecycle of a product, from ideation to disposal. PLM involves the integration of data, processes, and people throughout the product development process. The Origins of PLM The origins of PLM can be traced back to the 1980s, computer-aided design (CAD) […]

January 12, 2023

Multi-CAD Data Management

Organizations in complex industries, such as automotive and aerospace, have long been developing their advanced products using multiple CAD systems. These systems include mechanical CAD (MCAD) solutions from different providers or systems of different classes, such as MCAD and electrical CAD (ECAD). As a result, these companies are facing the difficult challenge of managing incompatible […]

September 30, 2022

iSeek — “The Google Search of CAD Files”

The Part Management Challenge with PLM 3 HTi have been experts in the PLM industry for over 20 years. We have seen PLM systems play a tremendous role in improving part management and security, but the significant limitation of PLM is data access. Assigning attributes to make files accessible requires human effort, but this can […]

August 17, 2022

US Navy Chooses PTC Windchill for Digital Transformation Efforts

The U.S. Navy recently announced that they have selected PTC’s Windchill Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform to form the backbone of their Model-Based Product Support (MBPS) digital transformation initiative. Let’s examine what the US Navy set out to achieve as part of this program, outline the criteria they considered, and the key reasons why Windchill […]

July 19, 2022

Cloud-Hosted PLM — Why It Makes Sense

Modern IT departments grasp the reasons why the cloud is preferential to on-premise for many enterprise systems — if it wasn’t a secure and stable option, massive companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google wouldn’t be betting so heavily on its success. Where does cloud fit in for organizations that aren’t worth hundreds of billions of […]

June 3, 2022

PLM FAQs — What You Need to Know

You might think you know about PLM — product lifecycle management — but do you have the facts on which solution is right for your company? Like any software, PLM is only as effective as the environment built for it and the people using it. Without proper setup, maintenance, and training, even the best software […]


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