PTC Windchill Integration

The largest ECAD integration portfolio for E/E-engineering (electronics and electrics)

If new products are precisely tailored to customer requirements, they ensure the survival of industrial companies. But is it always possible to bring the new products to market within the planned budget and time frame? After all, modern solutions are characterised by new technologies and functionalities that are controlled by software and electronics.

Intelligent products require intelligently controlled innovation processes across systems and organisations. The direct integration of ECAD tools into the PTC Windchill PLM system facilitates networked work for the departments involved. The basis for this is the management of all engineering data and objects in a common mechatronic PLM environment. So-called data transfer events can trigger cross-domain workflows that further improve collaboration efficiency. The result is a shorter time-to-market with a higher return due to:

  • reduced innovation costs through more agile coordination processes
  • avoidance of change requests after product release to production

Since 2017, XPLM has been the official technology provider for all ECAD integrations, successor to the ECAD Workgroup Manager.

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integrate2 – ECAD Windchill integrations accelerate interdisciplinary engineering

integrate2 – ECAD Windchill integrations enable cross-disciplinary collaboration between design teams. Thanks to CAD data integration, Windchill combines mechanical, electrical and electronic design data in a common data model including mechatronic parts list. From here, the ECAD data can be specifically integrated into a workflow context so that those involved always make fact-based decisions on the basis of up-to-date technical data. Thus, integrate2 is a solution that shortens and simplifies an essential business process through its unique technology.

Functionalities of the ECAD interface

Integration platform integrate2 manages all relevant ECAD engineering and process data bidirectionally with the following intelligent standard functions:

  •  Icon_PLM-Objekte_direkt_aus_der_ECAD-Umgebung
    Creating new PLM objects directly from the ECAD environment
  • Icon_Suchen_bestehender_PLM-Objekte_direkt_aus_der_ECAD-Umgebung
    Search existing PLM objects directly from the ECAD environment
  • Icon_Oeffnen__Auschecken_und_Einchecken_direkt_aus_der_ECAD-Umgebung
    Open, check in and check out directly from the ECAD environment
  • Bidirectional synchronization
    Bi-directional synchronization of attributes between PLM and ECAD
  • Icon_Freigeben_und_Aendern_unter_Verwendung_existierender_PLM-Workflows
    Release and change using existing PLM workflows
  • Icon_Synchronisieren_von_Artikel-_und_Teiledaten
    Synchronize article and part data
  • Icon_Erstellen_Vergleichen_und_Aktualisieren_von_Stuecklisten
    Create, compare and update BOM
  •  Icon_Erzeugen_von_Ausgabedaten_und_automatische_Ablage_in_PLM
    Generation of output data and automatic storage in PLM

Our platform matrix provides detailed information about available integration solutions and the brochure presents exploitable potentials.