Windchill Platform

Product Development System (PDS)

The only production-proven solution with a broad footprint, the right architecture, and the most out-of-the-box functionality

product development services

Optimizing Value in Product Development

PTC’s Product Development System is the only production-proven solution that offers a complete footprint of capabilities needed to optimize the core processes of product development. Built on a single, integral platform, PTC’s PDS is internet-based for global access, interoperable with other systems, and provides out-of-the-box functionality. Each component can work separately, or for greater process optimization as an integral system. This flexibility enables your organization to adopt components on an as-needed basis, or as a comprehensive solution to achieve greater value.

Developed and refined over PTC’s 25+ year history of helping best-in-class manufacturing organizations, PTC’s PDS enables the entire enterprise to access a single source of product information. This enables greater efficiency, higher quality and increased innovation throughout the enterprise.

Best Practices

  • Quality, risk & reliability management

    Customers today more than ever expect products to perform safely and reliably . Early insight into risk ensures products will perform at a high level.

  • Detailed design

    A product design is only as good as the details built into it. High-quality, accurate digital models allow design teams to thoroughly test design feasibility, experiment with alternative concepts and make informed decisions about the optimal design.

  • Verification & validation

    As designs change, it’s important to verify that proposed revisions don’t adversely impact quality or performance. With early identification, design problems are addressed before they become problems in the field.

  • Distributed collaboration

    Every product development project is a web of interconnected people, activities, technologies, parts, stakeholders and locations. It’s critical that all these elements work together toward defined goals.

  • Change & configuration management

    Change and configuration management software helps product development teams, design partners and suppliers stay on top of the many challenges involved with efficiently managing the change process.

  • System design

    System design is the process of developing the functional and physical architecture, model of the product, associated specifications and derived requirements all while optimizing system, subsystem and part reuse.

  • Variant design & generation

    Successful customization involves a flexible, demand-oriented strategy with a range of custom options. With standardized processes and supporting tools, manufacturers can deliver requests based on customer needs.

  • ECAD – MCAD Collaboration

    Project development teams that collaborate across disciplines can validate design changes early in the product lifecycle and advance designs that meet both ECAD and MCAD requirements.

  • Managing embedded software

    By collectively managing software and physical product, designers improve product quality, accelerate time-to-market, and reduce risk.

  • Concept development

    Successful product development is based on great ideas. Manufacturers need product development solutions that create, capture, store, share and improve ideas across development teams.