I hear that the Rockwell Automation investment in PTC has not brought all the desired benefits—although they did short-cut some software development with ThingWorx. The real pay-off came with the acquisitions of Plex and FiiX for cloud development. Further to the cloud story, this release details extension of cloud to its design software (think control system design, not CAD).
FactoryTalk Design Studio, a new cloud-based software product, leverages modern software development practices and an integrated version control system. Teams can collaborate more easily with automated tools to share and merge changes and project sizes can scale dynamically with support for multiple controllers in a single project.
FactoryTalk Design Studio is one of the five core solutions in FactoryTalk Design Hub. Industrial organizations can now transform their automation design capabilities with a more simplified, productive way to work powered by the cloud.