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PTC Windchill and Creo: 2012 State of Play

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Principal TEC Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is back--and so is his encyclopedic knowledge of all things software. In today's special report, P.J. gives you a comprehensive overview of the latest developments at PTC Windchill, and a look at what lies ahead for its flagship PLM products. Read More


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Founded in 1985, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) develops, markets, and supports product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions and offers related services designed to help discrete manufacturers meet the globalization, time-to-market, and operational efficiency objectives of product development. The solutions also help companies comply with industry regulations. The company's computer-aided design (CAD), content, and process management solutions are used by over 50,000 customers in the industrial, high-tech, aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer, and medical industries. PTC acquired Servigistics, Inc. in October 2012. The SLM solution provides end-to-end capabilities with mobility for planned and reactive service scheduling and dispatch. The solution integrates with PTC's Service Lifecycle Management solutions to coordinate necessary resources which include service parts management and pricing, service knowledge and technical information, service network, service depot and warranty, and contract management. Its scheduling application ensures that available field workers with the right skill set as well as the appropriate part are delivered to customers at the right time and in compliance with SLAs. The company delivers its field service solution to global capital goods manufacturers, service providers, and equipment operators. The solution can be deployed both on premise and as a hosted service.  Read More

Cabela's Selects PTC's Fashion PLM Product

Cabela's, the world's largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor merchandise, has chosen PTC Windchill FlexPLM software, PTC's product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for retail. The company will be using PTC’s PLM solutions to manage the entire life cycle of its apparel products from conception, through design, technical design, sourcing, and manufacturing, to Read More

PTC Creo Elements/Direct 19.0 Is Available

PTC announces the availability of version 19 of its direct modeling computer aided design (CAD) software PTC Creo Elements/Direct. P.J. brings you the details from the PTC Live Global 2014 conference. Read More

PTC Acquires Hosting Partner NetIDEAS

PTC has acquired its long-time partner NetIDEAS Inc., a provider of software hosting and technical consulting services specializing in the areas of product development and product lifecycle management (PLM). Headquartered in New Jersey, NetIDEAS has worked with PTC for over a decade to provide secure and reliable hosting PLM environments for many companies. Since 2000, NetIDEAS Read More

PTC and ThingWorx—Uniquely Positioned for Manufacturing Needs in the IoT Era

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm and P.J. Jakovljevic
  • Published: February 24 2014
As the Internet of Things (IoT) era begins to take shape, the manufacturing industry is faced with yet another set of challenges, and to remain competitive manufacturers will not only need to be able to deliver and service smart, connected devices but will also need to adopt entirely new business models built around them. PTC’s recent acquisition of industry-leading platform ThingWorx will help PTC respond to manufacturers’ need to manage these devices and maintain a leadership position in the industry, says TEC's Ted Rohm in this report about PTC and ThingWorx in the IoT world. Read More

PTC Acquires Axeda, Expanding IoT Offerings

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  • Published: July 25 2014
PTC announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Axeda Corporation, extending PTC’s product portfolio to further support manufacturers creating smart, connected products in the internet of things (IoT) era. Axeda brings to PTC the ability to deliver secure lifecycle management for these products. Read More

PTC Creo 3.0—Changing the CAD Game

Computer-aided design (CAD) software is changing. As more and more business is being subcontracted, outsourced, and offshored, manufacturers need to adapt to a multi-CAD world. They need to accommodate diverse formats of product design files and geometry data. As a result, CAD software is changing in an effort to make data more reusable and to enable customers and suppliers to collaborate more effectively.

PTC develops product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. The company’s three-dimensional (3D) product design solution PTC Creo allows for CAD system interoperability, which is boosting user productivity, enabling collaboration, and fostering innovation.

This report from P.J. Jakovljevic and Ted Rohm reviews how the software works. You’ll learn about the technology behind PTC Creo and what direction the product development software vendor is headed in. Find out why PTC Creo is a game-changer for the industry. Read More

PTC’s SLM Expansion: Enigma Acquisition

Shortly after its 2012 user conference, PTC acquired Servigistics and significantly expanded its service lifecycle management (SLM) capabilities, adding to its then existing service offerings, Arbortext and 4CS. The large “product and service advantage” vendor made another similar move this year, right after the recent PTC Live Global 2013 conference. PTC has acquired Enigma, a developer of Read More

Dalian Shipyard Transforms Shipbuilding in China with PTC Product Development Tools

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After adopting two-dimensional computer-aided design (2D CAD) in the 1990s, Dalian Shipyard discovered that 2D technology didn’t meet the real-world challenges facing ship designers. For example, 2D CAD could not graphically reproduce real ship design challenges, such as collisions. Dalian Shipyard needed better product lifecycle management (PLM) tools. The solution: CADDS 5i—a complete 3D CAD tool for shipbuilding. Read More
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