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Collaboration for Innovation

Today's automotive engineering activities are distributed across the globe. Development of a single product may involve coordinating teams in different locations and time zones, and often requires direct collaboration between suppliers and vehicle manufacturers, across traditional corporate barriers. The development ecosystem is further complicated by the fact that mechanical, electrical, software and system engineering disciplines have different process and development needs.

This complex environment leads to a collection of different systems and processes, and collaboration between teams may require manual transferral of information as documents or spreadsheets, which is time consuming and error prone, or managing a bewildering collection of integrations between systems, driving up costs and hindering growth.  The isolated systems and processes result in longer development cycles and increased costs, and the lack of coordination between teams creates significant overhead, redundancy, and waste.

PTC believes that the foundation of a tightly knit product development team is a single development tool to manage the core engineering activities and output artifacts across the product lifecycle and disciplines. Automotive engineering companies that use PTC Integrity to manage development promote collaboration through our:

  • commitment to provide integration technologies for connecting tools, processes and businesses across the technology value chain. PTC Integrity provides flexible and powerful integrations for leading authoring and design tools used in the automotive industry, including Mathworks Simulink® and MATLAB®, IBM DOORS, and Microsoft Office and Project
  • support for the Requirements Interchange Format (RIF). PTC supports the RIF standard developed by leading Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers for collaborative automotive development. Engineering companies using PTC Integrity are using the RIF adapter to collaborate with customers and suppliers more efficiently and more effectively
  • incorporation of model driven development and testing. Model driven development and testing revolutionizes embedded systems and software engineering in the automotive and aerospace industries, however the models themselves and the process of modifying or testing the model is typically very disconnected from the overall development process. PTC Integrity's integrations with industry leading modeling tools such as Simulink® and MATLAB® offer significant benefits to the engineering organization
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