Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Site Consolidation

40% improvement in Design Re-Use after a Global System Consolidation and implementation of Windchill PLM for a leading Engineering Components Manufacturer

Business Challenge

  • Customer wanted to use their existing Windchill system by migrating the data spread across multiple geographical locations on different legacy systems. viz. Intralink (PTC PDM System), Network Drives, Jobscope, eMatrix, and TDM
  • Required to migrate highly confidential CAD & Non- CAD Documents (ITAR/NOFORN)
  • Inconsistent business processes across multiple sites, thereby making design collaborations a challenge
  • Automatic stamping of Export Control (Security Label) code for NON-CAD Primary content of the data
  • Automatic Propagation of Export Control code from one object type to another object type
  • Complex Architecture Environment having users across different time zones

The Solution

  • Performed detailed data modelling and distribution of deliveries in different phases catering highly prioritized requirements in initial stages
  • Highly complex migration using Pro/Intralink Migrator and Windchill Bulk Migrator
  • Completed the entire migration & implementation within a span of less than 2 Years
  • Implemented consolidated Change Management and Promotion process applicable for multiple sites
  • Developed highly customized solution for Stamping and Propagation of Export Control Code
  • Establishment of Duplicate Database to resolve the duplicate data available in different Sites
  • Introduction of additional links between Part and Documents so that downstream departments can easily identify work order documents associated to part


  • 40% increase in Design Re-Use with the accomplishment of a global consolidated PLM system.
  • Maintenance Costs were reduced by atleast 30% by retiring outdated legacy systems.