Technical Committees

Technical Committees

PTC/USER Technical Committees are the best way to stay connected with current activities for any given area of interest. Committees provide opportunities to interact directly with PTC Product Management and be informed on upcoming functionality improvements or new product offerings. Technical Committees are a gateway to shape the future of PTC software through Working Group participation.

In addition, Technical Committees define and lead the agenda for all PTC/USER Technical Community Open Forum Events and are a great way to build your network across industry.

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PTC/USER Technical Committees

TC - Augmented and Virtual Reality

The Augmented & Virtual Reality TC covers using PTC solutions for AR (Augmented Reality), Mixed Reality, and VR (Virtual Reality). Coverage includes PTC's Vuforia tools.

TC - Creo Elements/Direct

The Creo Elements/Direct TC covers PTC's direct modeling solution. Example topics include modeling, drafting, data management, and other similar functionality.

TC - Computer-Aided Engineering

The Computer-Aided Engineering TC covers all the functionality PTC provides for computer-aided engineering analysis. Creo Simulate, Creo Simulation Live (CSL), Mechanisms, Behavioral Modeling, and Mathcad are example areas of functionality.

TC - Creo CAD

The Creo CAD TC covers part and assembly modeling using PTC's Creo Parametric tool. Example topics covered include CAD features, dimensioning and tolerancing, large assembly management, family tables, Multipart modeling, generative design, and other similar functionality.

TC - Creo CAM

The Creo CAM Technical Committee covers PTC's manufacturing solutions. Example areas of coverage include the Creo NC family, including Expert Machinist and Manufacturing Process Planning for MFG, along with other capabilities like additive manufacturing, mold making, and other similar functionality.

TC - Customization

The Customization TC focuses on the customization of PTC products. The TC concentrates on Creo customization, and also covers Windchill in partnership with the Windchill TC. The group focuses on improving and enhancing PTC's APIs. Example topics covered include Creo Parametric TOOLKIT, J-Link, Object Toolkit Java, Web.Link, the Visual Basic API, files, and other similar functionality.

TC - Data Exchange & Archive

The Data Exchange & Archive TC covers data exchange, data translation, and long-term archiving of data. Topics include STEP, IPC-2581, JT, ODB++, LOTAR (Long-Term Archiving and Retrieval), native translators, feature-based translation, and related topics.

TC - Detail

With the increasing emphasis today on Model-Based Detailing, the Detailing Domain is currently being covered by the Model-Based Enterprise TC and the Creo CAD TC. Please join those TCs for both your 2D- and 3D-detailing needs. Also, see the Creo Elements/Direct TC for detailing in that tool.


The ECAD TC covers PTC's Electrical CAD capabilities, primarily within Creo Parametric. Topics covered include data import of CCAs (Circuit Card Assemblies), creating solid models from imported ECAD data, rigid and non-rigid boards, ECAD data exchange formats, mixed mechanical/electrical design, and other similar functionality.

TC - Education & User Experience

The Education and User Experience TC covers training and usability topics related to PTC's offerings. Example topics covered include LEARN, PTC University, use aids embedded into the software, and other similar topics.

TC - Integrity

The Integrity TC covers PTC's Integrity solution. Integrity is an ALM (Application Lifecyle Management) solution. Topics include requirements management, change management, and other similar functionality.

TC - ID & Surfacing

The ID & Surfacing TC covers the modeling of surfaces, primarily in Creo Parametric. Example topics covered include Creo Interactive Surface Design (Style), quilts, Facet Modeling, Scan Tools, Warp, Freestyle Modeling, and other similar functionality.

TC - Model-Based Enterprise

The Model-Based Enterprise TC covers Model-Based Engineering. The TC focuses on enabling the use of the model throughout the entire product development lifecycle from systems thru sustainment. Topics include Model-Based Detailing, Model-Based Systems Engineering, dimensioning and tolerancing, and other similar functionality.

TC - Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0

The Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 TC primarily covers PTC's MPMLink tool, which manages manufacturing data. Example topics include BOM management, management of manufacturing resources, process planning, and other similar topics. The TC also covers general Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0 topics, helping to advance the Factory of the Future; e.g., concepts like predictive maintenance, smart sensors, and other similar technologies.

TC - PTC (Employees)

This TC is a group open to PTC employees who support the PTC/USER Technical Committees. This group is intended primarily for PTC Product Managers. These Product Managers partner with TC members to improve PTC's offerings.

TC - Routed Systems

The Routed Systems TC covers PTC's tools for development of electrical and hydraulic systems, including all the electrical packages except ECAD. Topics covered includes piping and cabling design / workflows, Creo Harness Manufacturing Extension, Advanced Framework Extension, and other similar functionality.

Technical Authoring and Management

The Technical Authoring and Management TC covers areas around Arbortext Editor, Arbortext Styler, Arbortext IsoDraw / IsoView, Arbortext Publishing Engine, Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher, Information Delivery, Illustrations, Operation, Instructions, Service Procedures, Warnings, Service Information Repository, Structured Authoring, Content Reuse & Dynamic Publishing, Translation, Authoring Change Management, Repurposing of Engineering Product Data, S1000D, ATA, As-Maintained BOM, DITA, DLM, Editor, PE, and other similar topics.

TC - Servigistics

The Servigistics TC covers PTC's Servigistics product, which is a service-parts optimization tool. Example topics covered include supply-chain optimization, supply-chain demand planning, service parts management, and other similar functionality.

TC - Sheetmetal

The Sheetmetal TC covers sheet metal modeling, primarily in Creo Parametric. Topics covered include walls, flat patterns, bend features, and other similar functionality.

TC - System Administration

The System Administration TC focuses on the tool administration of PTC products. The TC concentrates on Creo system administration, and also covers both Windchill, in partnership with the Windchill TC, and other PTC products. The group focuses on licensing, installation, mass deployment, configuration, and other similar functionality.

TC - Thingworx

The ThingWorx TC covers ThingWorx, which is PTC's IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) solution. Example topics covered include Mashups, connectors, plug-ins, Kepware, data analytics, and other similar functionality.

TC - Thingworx Navigate

The ThingWorx Navigate TC covers PTC's ThingWorx Navigate solution, which allows users to provide easier access to PLM data. Example topics covered include app creation, user interfaces, deployment, and other similar topics.

TC - Visualization

The Visualization TC covers PTC's Creo View product. The TC's goal is to enable users to efficiently share the large volume of digital product content created throughout the product development process. Topics covered include animation creation, interference checking, large assembly publishing and visualization, Creo View APIs, Windchill integration, ECAD/MCAD visualization via InterComm or other methods, Creo interoperability, and other similar functionality.

TC - Windchill Flex PLM

The Windchill FlexPLM TC covers PTC's FlexPLM tool, which is a PLM platform for the consumer products, retail, footwear, and apparel industries. Topics covered include workflows, collaboration, analytics, and other similar functoriality.

TC- Windchill Solutions

The Windchill TC covers PTC's Windchill product, which is a PLM solution. Topics covered include the following:

  • Creating and Managing Complex Assemble-to-Order Products
  • CAD Data Management
  • Design Alternatives and Concurrent Changes
  • Integral ProjectLink and PDMLink
  • Mass Change and Related Change Management Topics
  • Windchill Reporting
  • Enablement of the  Definition of Manufacturing Quality & Inspection Plans
  • Manufacturing Planning for Large ATO Products
  • Cost Estimation and Management
  • Engineering Collaboration Needs
  • System Engineering and Requirements
  • Project Management and Execution
  • Effectivity
  • Workflow
  • Other similar functionality