Digital technology continues to play an important role in the automotive sector

PTC and the Volvo Group today announced plans to further increase collaboration around digital engineering.

The global car maker has decided to unify its CAD platforms, which positions PTC’s products to serve as the primary CAD and PLM solutions used in complete vehicle design.

This world-class solution, which will leverage the full capabilities of PTC’s Windchill® product lifecycle management (PLM) software and Creo® computer-aided design (CAD) software, is designed to promote collaboration across Volvo Group’s PLM and CAD functions and significantly increase the reuse of digital product data across the company.

Volvo Group, which offers trucks, buses, construction equipment, and power solutions for marine and industrial applications, embarked on a strategy to transform its IT architecture by consolidating PLM and CAD platforms to enable better leverage of product data across the value chain.

“Using one PLM and CAD platform will act as a key enabler in our digital engineering transformation,” said Lars Stenqvist, CTO at Volvo Group.

“Leveraging this foundation, we see great possibilities in connecting PTC’s IOT and AR solutions into our digital thread strategy.”

In addition to transforming its product innovation process, Volvo Group seeks to shape the transportation industry’s future with technology and systems solutions that are safer, cleaner, and more efficient.

“By aligning with PTC around the CAD platform, we will work together to create a world-class capability that we expect will be a competitive advantage for years to come, as we pursue the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure at Volvo,” said Lars Stenqvist.

“By working together on a common vision, we have driven important improvements to the PTC product suite, and important improvements in enabling Volvo Group to bring great products to market,” said Jim Heppelmann, President & CEO of PTC.

“We are pleased to be a partner of choice for Volvo Group across its product development teams. The digital engineering approach that we will achieve together will serve as an example to companies around the globe.”