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PTC Windchill Keeps Elevators Running Smoothly

By DE Editors

Otis Elevator Company, a leading manufacturer of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways, made a strategic decision to switch to PTC Windchill for its product lifecycle management (PLM) needs, according to a recent PTC announcement.

“Otis needed a PLM system that would give all our product stakeholders the ability to access, work on and share the most updated information on our extensive product lines,” explained Tom Saxe, vice president worldwide engineering, Otis Elevator Company.  “Windchill provides the flexibility and broad capabilities we need to manage heterogeneous CAD data, improve concurrent engineering worldwide, and streamline data delivery to our manufacturing sites in a global development environment.”

Using PTC’s Windchill, Otis is able to closely track, evaluate, and document informal and formal changes to product designs. PTC describes Windchill as a “single source of product information/content ]that] enables development efficiencies, reduces errors and rework.”

Windchill is interoperable with PTC’s flagship CAD system Pro/ENGINEER. Browser-based access makes Windchill a collaboration platform ideally suited for globally dispersed teams.

“]Otis’] selection of Windchill as the backbone of its enterprise PLM system further underscores PTC’s technology leadership position in product development," said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC.

 Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company s website.

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