Creating, Managing and Delivering Content Efficiently

PTC Arbortext


PTC Arbortext is a powerful and adaptable set of authoring and publishing tools to facilitate technical information and documentation management, production, and distribution. It empowers organizations to efficiently author, edit, review, and publish content in various formats, including XML, HTML, PDF, and more.

With Arbortext, businesses can achieve consistency, accuracy, and efficiency in their technical documentation processes. The program offers extensive capabilities to create organized information, manage content components, guarantee content reusability, and enforce style and formatting requirements.

One critical advantage of Arbortext is its ability to enable single-source publishing. This means that content can be authored once and then dynamically published across multiple platforms and outputs, ensuring consistency and reducing manual effort. Arbortext also supports content localization and translation, facilitating global reach and audience engagement.

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PTC Arbortext Create, Manage, and Deliver Solutions for Technical Publications and Parts Catalog

Organizations can now manage the complex content and business needs necessary to serve global manufacturers with increased assurance and ease because of the Arbortext/PTC Windchill combination’s end-to-end capability and digital thread intelligence, which are supported by our dedicated team.

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Arbortext software

Ensure end-to-end data consistent with the digital thread

Unleash a smooth data flow that connects each stage of the product life cycle throughout the value chain.


  • Adapt content automatically to changes in product development and maintain connectivity to engineering data.
  • Reuse and leverage content with XML authoring.
  • Support effective translation management.
  • Enable efficient cross-team collaboration on content.
  • Achieve more efficient task assignment, routing, and authoring collaboration.


  • Manage technical content originating from multiple sources.
  • Participate in the modification process if content needs to be updated.
  • Use facility data and CAD to accelerate content creation and delivery.
  • Enable a more efficient review process.
  • Reduce manual workflows and non-value-added tasks.


  • Cost-effectively deliver up-to-date documentation to customers and service personnel.
  • Reduce operational costs of service information delivery.
  • Use automated publication to cut labor expenses and eliminate the need for numerous manual applications.
  • Enable engineering changes to be more efficiently integrated into product information to maintain up-to-date publication.

PTC Arbotext Products

Watch these movies, peruse our datasheets, and read our release announcements to learn more about our solutions for task-based graphical content, automated publication, real-time validation, simplified change management, and more.

Creo Illustrate

The most advanced technical illustration tool

With Creo Illustrate, you can create intricate 2D drawings, 3D technical illustrations, and interactive animated sequences that accurately reflect current product configurations and support a variety of media, including augmented reality and hard copy. Users can also create interactive visual content that improves service manuals, training materials, and product documentation. Creo Illustrate helps improve comprehension, reduce errors, and enhance communication in technical documentation processes.

The software:

  • With this software, illustrators may produce technical documentation or 3D content in as little as 15 minutes.
  • lowers the text and increases the precision of part identification.
  • lays the groundwork for augmented reality techniques by automatically updating content in response to design and engineering changes.

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Arbortext Editor

Arbortext Editor is a powerful authoring tool offered by PTC. It enables the creation and editing of structured content for technical documentation. With features like XML authoring, real-time validation, and customizable templates, Arbortext Editor empowers users to author and manage content efficiently while ensuring consistency and adherence to standards.

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Arbortext Web Editor and Web Reviewer

Arbortext Web Editor and Web Reviewer are web-based tools offered by PTC Arbortext. Web Editor allows users to author and edit content directly in a web browser, enabling easy access and collaboration. Web Reviewer facilitates reviewing and commenting on content, streamlining the review process and enhancing stakeholder collaboration.

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Arbortext Styler

Arbortext Styler is a powerful styling and formatting tool provided by PTC. Arbortext Editor enables users to personalize the look and arrangement of technical content. Users can specify stylesheets, templates, and formatting guidelines with Arbortext Styler to guarantee uniformity and eye-catching design in their documentation.

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Arbortext IsoDraw

Arbortext PTC’s IsoDraw software facilitates the production of superior technical illustrations and 3D animations.It helps users visually communicate complex product information with clarity and precision. Arbortext IsoDraw enhances documentation, assembly instructions, and service manuals, making them more engaging and understandable for end-users.

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Arbortext Layout Developer and Layout Editor

PTC Arbortext offers the Arbortext Layout Developer and Layout Editor powerful tools for creating and designing templates for structured content publication. The Layout Editor provides a user-friendly interface for content authors to easily create and modify layouts for print and digital output, enhancing the presentation of technical content.

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Windchill Service Parts Information and Instructions

To promote information reuse, expedite change management, allow the distribution of configuration-based technical publications, and manage content-specific service information.

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Arbortext Publishing Engine

Arbortext Publishing Engine is a key component of the PTC Arbortext suite. It automates the publishing process, making it possible to produce excellent material in various forms, including PDF, HTML, and XML. With Arbortext Publishing Engine, businesses can streamline and accelerate the content delivery process, ensuring consistency and efficiency in their publishing workflows.

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Arbortext Content Delivery

Arbortext Content Delivery is a feature of PTC Arbortext that enables the seamless distribution and delivery of technical content to end users. It guarantees that the appropriate information is given to the appropriate audience in the preferred medium, whether in print or digital form. Arbortext Content Delivery enhances the accessibility and usability of technical documentation, improving user experiences.

Using the Arbortext content delivery system and an end-to-end digital transformation, Ronchi offers exceptional customer service.

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Success with PTC Arbotext

Here are a few examples of how your peers are realizing value from PTC’s PLM application. For a comprehensive list, visit our case study page.

Design for Serviceability: Improving Technician Effectiveness and Service Performance at Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited.

KOEL improved productivity and reduced requests for cancellations of late-stage engineering changes from 10% to 2% by using PTC solutions to complete a BOM transformation.

Toro Uses Creo Illustrate to Increase Illustrator Efficiency, End-User Comprehension.

The U.S. Navy is undergoing digital transformation to unify legacy systems and support their massive base of users, suppliers, and ships by using Windchill’s cloud infrastructure, collaboration capabilities, and comprehensive SaaS workflows.

Ronchi provides outstanding customer service through an end-to-end digital transformation featuring the Arbortext content delivery system.

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