PTC today announced the latest addition to its family of collaborative product development solutions powered by Windchill technology.
PTC’s DynamicDesignLink is a solution for companies that produce products with many design variations, and will allow end users to interactively customise and define ‘designed-to-order’ products.
This Web-based solution provides value to manufacturers who are developing products that are engineered to a buyer’s specific performance requirements.
First, a manufacturer implements PTC DynamicDesignLink, and uses it to create dynamic families of products, defining which features are open to customisation and the rules for reconfiguration.
Then, when a sales rep, application engineer or even a customer wants to tailor a product, they log on to the site powered by PTC DynamicDesignLink. All the user needs is a Web browser.
A specification wizard then prompts the user with options for modifications. For each set of parameters entered, PTC DynamicDesignLink produces a digital prototype for preview, each being a working model of a feasible product.
The result is reduced design time, even on complex products.
Once a prototype is selected, PTC DynamicDesignLink can generate a bill of materials and other necessary product information automatically.