iRobot



iRobot LogoFounded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists, iRobot designs and builds some of the world’s most important robots. With applications ranging from combat-proven defense to public safety to household cleaning, iRobot is committed to building robots that improve quality of life and safety standards worldwide.

iRobot Main ImageInitiatives

  • Overcome challenges associated with decentralized storage and distribution of ECAD files
  • Save time spent searching for needed files as a result of decentralized storage and distribution
  • Improve cycle time by providing a common, streamlined, working environment and tool access for the entire design team
  • Reduce errors associated with manual file uploads

Solution

  • PTC Windchill 10.1 with PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager to automate and facilitate:
    • ECAD BOM Management
    • ECAD Document Management
    • ECAD Design Data Management

Results

Reduce design time by hours per design

  • Easily import ECAD data
  • Quickly start a design from a common template
  • Launch ECAD application directly from the workspace
  • Centralized storage and distribution streamlines design
  • Fast and easy upload and download
  • Enables a faster process, reduces errors, and provides consistency across ECAD data