Want to keep track of the latest release?

Arbortext Release versions show up in email or RSS Feed

Over the years, we’ve had questions from customers asking about the latest release. What’s in it? Should they upgrade? Was my bug fixed? Is the enhancement I requested in there?

It can be hard to convince yourself to read the release notes. After all, it’s locked in a PDF. You have to go download it, it doesn’t just show up in your mail box. It’s painful and we feel the same way.

In answer to that need and thanks to inspiration by a great PTC PLM (Yes, Simon, we mean you!), we’ve taken steps to answer that pain and make it easy for our customers.

Behold: the Arbortext Release Notes Feed:


Point your favorite RSS reader at that URL or bring it up occasionally, and you’ll never miss another release. We list the SPRs and new features right there for you to read. I think there’s only been one case where we didn’t list them all– but the release notes were 200 pages long. That’s a lot of SPRs. (A major release like that, you’ll want to really dig into it anyway.)

If you want it in email, sign up for our newsletter and it will come to you there.


How to find out whether a version of Arbortext is supported on a particular OS version

How to find out whether a version of Arbortext is supported on a particular OS version

This is the one of the most-asked questions on the PTC forums.

If you want to know whether any particular version of Arbortext is supported on any particular version of Windows, check the Software Compatibility Matrix.  (You’ll need to log in.)

How to Find the Software Compatibility Matrix

Here’s how to find this document and others like it:

Go to: http://support.ptc.com

(For now), in the right-hand navigation, there’s a link for:  “Reference Documents”

When you get to the search page:

  • Set Product to “Arbortext Editor”
  • Set Release to “5.3”   (or whatever version you’re looking for)
  • Set Document Type to “Matricies – Software”
  • Set Roles: “All” (or just leave it at the default)