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ThingWorx Navigate

Transform Product Development with Easy Access to PLM

Expert View

How do you communicate product data today?

The various teams in an enterprise use different systems of record to store information and as their source of all product related data that they need. However, depending on their roles some teams use PLM, others ERP, QMS or similar systems. The teams only collaborate amongst themselves using the same system of record. Other teams cannot access these isolated data silos and are missing out on valuable information.

The result: Information is communicated awkwardly using workarounds like e-mail, file servers or reporting tools, is out of date in shortest time and in most cases incomplete. The consequences are errors, inaccuracies and quality issues.


ThingWorx Navigate provides a revolutionary new set of applications that let all stakeholders interact with product data sourced from multiple systems of record in a simple, role-based user interface. This enables users in the entire company to access latest and most accurate product information from across many enterprise sources through a single system of engagement.

First Steps

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Step 1: Connect your PLM data to the enterprise and enterprise data to PLM

…with highly intuitive, out-of-the-box role-based ThingWorx Navigate Apps – and create create a flexible, easily deployed System of Engagement for product data across your company.

  • More timely, accurate decisions
  • Improve product quality and reduce waste
  • New insights from data sourced from multiple systems
  • Faster and more comprising adoption of enterprise software across the company

Step 2: Customise

Tailor and deploy apps based on the user role and information requirements and provide up-to-the-minute, accurate information at their point of need.

  • Intuitive handling – no training required – cohesive user experience on all devices
  • Role-based information tailored to user needs
  • Accelerate time to value for systems

Step 3: Add more data

Extend the Apps to incorporate new data from further enterprise systems, including data and analytics from smart, connected products (IoT).

  • Utilise new data sources and systems
  • Upgrade / replace back-end systems without disrupting the user experience
  • Bridge systems of record no matter where they are sourced; cloud, local, SaaS, or mixed

Navigate Apps

ThingWorx Navigate Apps

Navigate View DrawingView Drawing

Find and view drawing associated with part or CAD model

  • Directly open PDF or DXF
  • Configure for part number only or keyword
  • Show latest or latest released only
  • Show recent drawings viewed

Navigate View DocumentView Document

Find and open office documents

  • Directly open PDF or native format
  • Configure for doc number only or keyword
  • Show latest or latest released only
  • Show recent documents viewed

Navigate View Part PropertiesView Part Properties

View properties and access change history, pending changes for part

  • Configure which attributes to show and layout
  • Show/hide version history and change summary

Navigate View Parts ListView Parts List

View list of parts in assembly and associate with 3D model

  • Enable option to visually navigate from 3D view to row in parts list and vice versa
  • Configure to show summary form with quantities or as structured BOM

Navigate View Design FilesView Design Files

Download and use or send design files associated with model (Creo, IGES, STEP, PDES, STL, …)

  • Configure which file formats should be available

Navigate View & Measure in 3DView & Measure in 3D

View, measure, section and explode 3D model

  • Configure whether measure, section, explode actions are available

Navigate View Part StructureView Part Structure

Find end items or immediate parent assemblies in which the part is used and show total count of uses in end item and using assemblies

  • Show list of end items using part and total count within and across end items
  • Show list of parent assemblies using part and total count