A manufacturing solution from PTC

About PTC Windchill PLM

PTC Windchill PLM provides out-of-the-box functionality across a comprehensive portfolio of core PDM and advanced PLM applications. It provides the digital continuity, configuration management and associativity for product data (CAD, software, bills of material, requirements, test, simulations, etc.). It also automates the standardized processes that help accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and improve quality.

PTC recognizes the need for fast, scalable tools to manage your product lifecycle and drive revenue, reduce costs, and stay competitive. With Windchill, the industry-leading PLM software from PTC, you can expect many benefits including:

  • Windchill’s out-of-the-box functionality can be quickly implemented and scaled to create a seamless data value stream, providing traceability from engineering through quality, manufacturing, sales, and service for both experts and non-experts.
  • To increase productivity, product development can unite, distribute, and dynamically visualize multi-CAD models and related information with automation.
  • Factories can concurrently source approved parts and plan without errors, reducing time to industrialization.
  • Field service can access up-to-date product information with real-time IoT visibility of connected products.
  • Connect physical assets with their digital twins for a secure, global, cohesive, and flexible work environment.

PTC’s Windchill PLM is the smart choice for companies looking for a Product Lifecycle Management solution, especially for discrete manufacturers and those in regulated industries, such as Medical Device Manufacturing. Windchill’s Product Quality Management is a complete platform for medical engineering innovation. It includes best practices for Design and Document Control. It also provides direct support for post-market surveillance, including CAPA, Complaint and Nonconformance Management (or integrates with the quality tracking software you already use).

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  • Product Data Management
  • Change & Configuration Meeting
  • Requirements Management & Validation
  • BOM Management & Transformation
  • Product Variability Management
  • Manufacturing Process Management
  • Close-Loop Quality
  • Project & Design Collaboration
  • Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)
  • Service Process Management

Grow Your Business With Windchill PLM

Windchill’s core multi-CAD and product data management (PDM) functionality – along with automated change and document management, business systems integration and project execution – will help you establish your core product development platform. As your PLM initiatives and requirements grow, you can expand your capabilities to include variant management, parts classification, supplier management, downstream manufacturing, and service BOM management, manufacturing process plans and work instructions, augmented reality, IoT and more.

System Architecture

Windchill’s 100% web-based architecture, which is optimized for agility and flexibility, has been designed to easily integrate with existing IT, internet, and security infrastructures for remote work and multi-site collaboration. PLM deployments with PTC can be on-premises, in the cloud, on a single server for a workgroup, or on a highly scalable clustered system with performance optimized for content distribution.

Target Markets

  • Industry: Industrial, Medical Devices, High Tech Electronics, Fabricated Metals, Furniture, Consumer Packaged Goods, Plastic & Rubber, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense
  • Revenue Range: $100 million - $10 billion, *SMB option
  • Geography: USA

*DG Windchill PLM Quick Start Program for start-ups and small business.


As with any software, pricing depends on number of users and modules selected. PTC Windchill is is available by Subscription only. PTC’s subscription program is a “pay-as-you-go” model, that allows you to add modules as your company grows, rather than one large upfront license purchase. There is a “Quick Start” program for start-ups and small businesses with costs of $30/month per user.

PTC Windchill PLM is an industry-leading Product Lifecycle Management solution and ranked #1 by Forester and has won various industry awards.

Out-of-box functionality and the ability to expand your capabilities to include variant management, parts classification, supplier management, downstream manufacturing, and service BOM management, manufacturing process plans

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User Reviews of PTC Windchill PLM

Submitted on May 12th, 2023 by Timmothy Samset

It’s been decent but just very hard to learn

The Good…

Their robustness and how you can create change orders

The Bad…

It’s difficult to learn