Invention Machine, a provider of innovation software, has come out with a connector module to sync up with PTC’s Windchill PLM platform.
The new Connector to PTC Windchill module provides direct access to engineering content housed within Windchill for users working with Invention Machine’s Goldfire Innovator software. Goldfire which integrates a problem analysis workbench with a patented semantic knowledgebase, helps engineers and scientists put structure around the innovation process. The software can be employed to help with such steps as organizing ideas, researching prior patents, exploring potential new markets and competition as well as evaluating risk so the most lucrative ideas are capitalized on.
The addition of the Connector to PTC Windchill lets companies bring better ideas into the Windchill-based PLM processes, Invention Machine officials say, while also allowing Windchill users to leverage Goldfire Innovator to get the most out of an organization’s design content.
The bottom line of the partnership, according to officials in both companies: To help engineers deliver innovative products to market faster.
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