Friday, September 28, 2012

Windchill ProjectLink 10

Web-based project collaboration across product development

Today’s challenging global environment demands effective collaboration. With Windchill ProjectLink, you can securely harness the talents and energy of the entire team--inside or outside your firewall. By creating a virtual workspace, Windchill ProjectLink provides instant access to the right product development and project management information at the right time, keeping the team aligned, on track, and moving forward.
Using pre-built, workflow-driven project and document templates, Windchill ProjectLink helps ensure that cross-functional processes are in accord with prescribed standards. It also formalizes critical quality management methodologies, such as Six Sigma, advanced product quality planning (APQP), and ISO 9000.

Features & Benefits

  • Automates key business processes such as New Product Introduction, Six Sigma, and Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • Integrates with numerous mechanical and electrical CAD solutions, Microsoft Office applications, and the Windows desktop
  • Accelerates time to market by providing real time visibility to current documents, parts, and plan information
  • Fosters innovation through real-time group collaboration, both inside and outside your firewall
  • Operates seamlessly with Creo and Windchill PDMLink for incorporation of product information in cross-enterprise activities 

Integration of PTC Windchill and PTC Integrity for Requirements

Manage, track and cross-reference requirements throughout product development

Insufficient visibility into requirements increases the chance of product failure in the marketplace. Usually that's because requirements are either not well connected with product design data, or not easily accessible by the entire team. This disconnect makes it difficult to determine: whether requirements are satisfied by underlying product designs; how they will impact requirements; or how requirement changes impact designs, schedule and cost.
Integrity Requirements Management works with Windchill PDMLink to manage product software and hardware requirements, including change control and associating requirements with specific product structures and design content. With bi-directional traceability between customer needs, market requirements and the underlying technical requirements, you can ensure that customer and market requirements are satisfied by designs, and properly verified during development.

Features & Benefits

  • Improve productivity by easily understanding the relationships between requirements and product structures as well as leveraging a single, common change process for requirements, hardware and software components
  • Facilitate collaboration across groups and departments on the definition and selection of requirements
  • Improve communication by providing visibility of requirements to all teams throughout the product development process
  • Accelerate time-to-market with early identification of requirements that are not being met or don’t have appropriate verification plans
  • Improve market success by monitoring how well a product complies with customer expectations
  • Reduce rework and improve quality by managing requirements in an integrated fashion

Monday, September 17, 2012

High Performance Strollers- Creo Parametric

Designers at Babyzen redefined the traditional umbrella stroller to address 3 major performance headaches.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Late Stage Design Changes In this video, Brian, your 3D engineering wonderkid, talks about the challenges of late stage design changes - like when they keep you from your vacation.