Product Line Engineering Bridge
for PTC

BigLever offers the following Bridge solution for PTC tools:

Windchill/Gears Bridge™: Enables engineering organizations to utilize Windchill bill of materials (BOM) as first-class engineering assets in the Gears PLE lifecycle and Gears PLE constructs as first-class mechanisms for managing product line diversity in Windchill BOMs.

Overview:
Data Sheet: BigLever Integration Solutions for PTC
Press Release: BigLever Partners with PTC

More specifically, the Windchill/Gears Bridge allows users to:

  • Use PLE mechanisms to manage the diversity for a full product line in a single, consolidated BOM, as a highly scalable alternative to cloned copies.
  • Automatically configure BOM parts for different products by making feature choices in a Gears feature profile.
  • Convert BOM parts into Gears variation points to encapsulate the PLE diversity for that part, whether the part is an assembly, component, material, or software.
  • Use one or more BOMs in a larger collection of shared assets across the full engineering lifecycle for a product line portfolio.
  • Perform integrated PLE operations – such as product configuration, variation point editing and variation impact analysis – directly from Windchill menus and forms.