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About Products
A product is typically thought of as the physical item manufactured and sold to customers. Windchill expands the concept of a product to include the environment in which users collaborate to develop that end item part. This environment, known as the product context, establishes the following:
A defined data storage area for the business objects associated with the product.
Access rules.
Templates for creating documents and CAD documents.
Teams and roles.
Default life cycles you can use to manage data.
Default workflows you can use to manage data.
Default preferences.
For more information about the pages that appear when you expand a product, see Context Pages.
For information on accessing products, see Products Table.
For information on the actions you can perform in products, see Product Actions.