Which of the following best describes the reason you became a product designer?
a) I wanted to spend considerable amounts of time looking around for parts that other people created.
b) I hoped to attend week-long conferences in chain hotels learning about metadata and distributed file servers.
c) I enjoy discovering that I’ve just spent hours of my life working with an outdated model.
d) I like to design products.
If you answered d) I like to design products, you’ve come to the right place. For most of us, managing our files is not the best part of our jobs. It’s just necessary.
The good news is that there are now professional software tools for even the smallest team or manufacturer who needs to keep track of intellectual property. These tools are quick and scalable, and they simplify data management, freeing you up to do your best work.
We could write volumes about that. But my guess is that you don’t want to read volumes at this point. Instead, you might prefer to spend your time, and talent, designing and trying out new product ideas.
We understand. That’s the reason PTC has produced a 4-minute animated introduction to product data management (PDM). In just a few minutes, find out why we created our PTC Windchill PDM Essentials software and why it’s perfect for people who entered this business not to fuss over files and versioning, but to build great products.