Aras VPLM News

Smart, Connected Products and PLM- The Role of OSLC

CIO Review - March 2016

Manufacturing used to be more simple. In 1960s, most products were mechanically focused, with some electrical and other systems, depending upon the application. Advancements in electronics made their way into all manners of manufacturing products, making them "smart," or at least smarter than previous generations by adding capabilities and making their use more convenient, but the electronics were still relatively fixed, with little or no software.

Is PLM Ready For The Future

CIO Review - March 2016

In today's fast paces and globalized world, the need for PLM has never been greater. Are PLM tools ready to meet the challenges of today's distributed, mobile world? Is your IT department ready to configure, integrate, evolve and operate a critical platform that will help manage your future revenue streams? Let's examine the current drivers for PLM implementation and how the marketing and international IT needs to evolve to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

NuStar Technologies Selects Aras

Technology Evaluation Centers - July 2014

The Aras Innovator suite will be used by NuStar for collaborative customer needs management, product development, manufacturing, and quality to streamline the process of sales order management through engineering and production.

NuStar Technologies Selects Aras for Enterprise PLM

CIMdata - July 2014

Singapore-based NuStar Technologies Pte Ltd, an engineering company with innovative solutions to challenging land and offshore engineering projects, has selected the Aras solution suite for both enterprise PLM and quality management.

NuStar Technologies Selects Aras for Enterprise PLM

MCAD Café - July 2014

NuStar will leverage Aras for customer needs management, product development, manufacturing and quality to streamline the process of sales order management through engineering and production.

Employing Aras for PLM

CAD Digest - July 2014

Aras Innovator is built on an enterprise open source, model-based SOA (service-oriented architecture) platform, which means the application is freely available. With Aras, the IT department at design firms can develop their workflows, processes, and communications at a cost that's extremely low relative to PLM competitors.

Professor Martin Eigner Joins Aras Board of Advisors

TenLinks - July 2014

On joining the Aras Board of Advisors, Professor Eigner said, “Aras is truly unique among PLM technology providers. Their approach, technology and business model provide enterprises with the advanced capabilities they want and the flexibility they need to take full advantage of emerging business opportunities. It is my pleasure to work with Aras and I look forward to helping shape the company’s future.”

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Selects Aras PLM

Technology Evaluation Centers - July 2014

Aras is expected to enable KHI’s commitment to sharing technological innovations across its multiple business units to maintain competitive advantage around the world. This is the first time Aras has been selected as a corporate PLM standard across all businesses (typically it is used as a departmental PLM solution).

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Selects Aras for Enterprise PLM

CIMdata - June 2014

KHI chose Aras because it needed a single scalable, flexible PLM system that would enable the company to respond faster to business environment changes and accommodate the unique processes used by the many different KHI business units.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Selects Aras for Enterprise PLM

Digital Engineering - June 2014

KHI plans to leverage Aras as a unified service platform for new product development and optimizing costs between and within the company’s multiple business units.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries to Use Aras for PLM

TenLinks - June 2014

Kawasaki Heavy Industries will implement Aras Innovator as a platform-as-a-service (Paas) for maximum business agility. KHI chose Aras because it needed a single scalable, flexible PLM system that would enable the company to respond faster to business environment changes and accommodate the unique processes used by the many different KHI business units.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Selects Aras for Enterprise PLM

MCAD Café - June 2014

Kawasaki Heavy Industries will leverage Aras as a unified service platform to streamline new product development and optimize costs within and between the company’s multiple business units.

Aveillant Selects Aras and the Minerva Electronic PLM Solution to Drive Time-to-Market and Safety

CIMdata - June 2014

The Aveillant implementation includes end-to-end BOM management, configuration management, document management, engineering change management, part traceability, supply chain collaboration and more to achieve good manufacturing practices and ensure product safety from initial design to post-installation support.

Aveillant Selects Aras and the Minerva Electronic PLM Solution to Drive Time-to-Market and Safety

MCAD Café - June 2014

Aveillant will implement Aras and the Minerva Electronic PLM solution to unify all product-related data, from engineering designs and changes to part and serial number tracking for post-sales support operations.

Aveillant Selects Aras and Minerva Electronic PLM Solution

Digital Engineering - June 2014

“As we deliver new products into the highly regulated aviation industry it is critical that we have a rigorous yet flexible system to manage product configuration,” said Tim Quilter, engineering director of Aveillant.

UK’s Aveillant Selects Aras for Enterprise PLM

TenLinks - June 2014

Aveillant will implement Aras and the Minerva Electronic PLM solution to unify all product-related data, from engineering designs and changes to part and serial number tracking for post-sales support operations.

PLM to Optimize 3D Design Management

Supply & Demand-Chain Executive - June 2014

The initial implementation of Aras Innovator can provide e-bill of material (eBOM) management, including product configuration management, design change management and computer-aided design (CAD) integration. Together, this can facilitate Roki’s strategy to provide 3D design and real-time collaboration with clients worldwide.

Roki Co., Ltd. of Japan Selects Aras for Enterprise PLM

MCAD Café - June 2014

The initial implementation of Aras Innovator will provide E-BOM management, including product configuration management, design change management and CAD integration.

TitanX Selects Aras PLM

Technology Evaluation Centers - June 2014

To achieve its “design anywhere, manufacture anywhere” strategy in support of its global expansion goals, TitanX will rely on multiple Aras PLM capabilities, including advanced product data management (PDM), configuration management, change management, advanced product quality planning (APQP) and corrective action, preventive action (CAPA) management, requirements management, integrated computer-aided design (CAD) file management, and design partner collaboration.

Aras Offers the Best of Both Worlds in PLM

SolidWorks Community - April 2014

Aras offers customers its Aras Innovator PLM solution in three options: a cloud-based implementation, an on-site implementation and a third option that is a hybrid of both on-site and cloud, giving users the best of both worlds.

Yanmar Energy System Selects Aras PLM

Technology Evaluation Centers - April 2014

For its PLM strategy, the company intends to leverage Aras to support aggressive international growth by providing a product information management system that is fast, secure, and easily accessible to users around the world.

Re-platforming for Innovation

CIO Review - April 2014

The fact is you can’t build tomorrows products on yesterday’s technology. To keep up with the demands of our modern markets, Gartner says companies need a flexible, scalable product innovation platform that can handle all their needs today, and evolve and adapt at the speed of business to address the accelerating pace of tomorrow’s business environment.

Kisters, Aras Partner on 3D Digital Mockup

Digital Engineering - April 2014

Aras announced a partnership with Kisters to integrate the 3D digital mockup product 3DViewStation with the Aras PLM platform for multi-CAD digital mockup. Users will be able to perform analysis and viewing of aircraft, automobiles, equipment and other complex systems directly from the Aras Innovator suite

KISTERS 3DViewStation to be Integrated with Aras PLM

TenLinks - April 2014

Users will have industry leading speed, power and accuracy for performing sophisticated analysis and viewing of aircraft, automobiles, equipment and other complex systems directly from the Aras Innovator suite.

Open Source PLM: Anforderungsmanagement für Autodesk Vault

PLM IT Business - March 2014

Aras baut seine Open Source Software für PLM weiter aus und integriert Anforderungsmanagement für Autodesk Vault in Aras VPLM. Die Lösung für Autodesk-Anwender ermöglicht Anforderungsmanagement in PLM zur Unterstützung komplexer Kundenanforderungen, zur Risikominimierung und für verbesserte Produktqualität.

ARAS PLM VISION 2014+

Clarity on PLM - March 2014

The Aras architecture serves a very important purpose that has a tangible impact on everyone. Aras is made to be easily changed and maintained effectively over time due to something called a model-based architecture. This approach allows software to be designed and developed at a high level of abstraction. This makes software much less “brittle” and easier to change.

Medical film manufacturer finds clearer picture with Aras PLM

Search Manufacturing ERP - March 2014

Since implementing Aras, the company has seen a reduction in engineering change cycle time, Sherburne said. In addition to that, Carestream has improved its visibility into business metrics, including the time is takes from the initiation of an engineering change to that change's implementation.

Automotive Tech Solution Providers: Aras Corporation Enterprise PLM Software Provider

CIO Review - March 2014

Aras considers its PLM solution suite an ideal match for the automotive industry. “Electronics, software and firmware are what drive vehicles these days, and managing the configuration of a car with its millions of lines of code is becoming a bigger challenge all the time. The Aras PLM platform is scalable and flexible enough to manage the entire product configuration, across mechanical, electronic, software, documentation, etc., in a single system,” explained Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras Corporation.

Aras Conducts Benchmark Tests on PLM Deployment with 100,000+ Concurrent Users

Digital Engineering - March 2014

Peter Schroer, Aras Corp’s CEO pointed out, “The 100,000 users was not an academic exercise, because in [the customer's] view of PLM, the user base includes CAD designers, suppliers, quality engineers, regulatory compliance, the shop floor, procurement, etc. — in other words, a very comprehensive view of how all the actors in a product lifecycle would interact and collaborate to produce great products. … These companies are truly considering their suppliers as equal and very active participants in the PLM system.”

How Many Spreadsheets Does It Take to Run a Fortune 500 Company?

Wired Innovation Insights - March 2014

Having seen first-hand the inner workings of the market-leading manufacturing companies, I can tell you that you’d be surprised to learn how frequently the same program you’re using to manage your kid’s little league scores is also defining how your car is built, your house is powered, your medicines are manufactured and how the systems that protect you are managed.

Aras Subscription Includes Upgrade Services for Global PLM Environments Regardless of Customization

CIMdata - February 2014

Aras® has fundamentally changed how global enterprise PLM environments get upgraded. Aras has included upgrade services in the Aras subscription, typically a large additional recurring cost with other PLM providers, regardless of the amount of PLM solution customization.

Aras Innovator: Redefining Customization & Upgrades

Digital Engineering - February 2014

In CIMdata's four-page commentary “Aras Innovator: Redefining Customization & Upgrades,” CIMdata flat out says “yes” Aras Innovator offers a better way to configure and customize a PLM system without worrying about what happens when you upgrade. It provides you with a big taste of the secret sauce used in Aras Innovator. If you’re thinking about ditching your current PLM implementation, kicking tires on your first, or just curious about the possibilities out there, this is the paper to read.

Aras Subscription Includes Upgrade Services for Global PLM Environments Regardless of Customization

Aras - February 2014

Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, has fundamentally changed how global enterprise PLM environments get upgraded. Aras has included upgrade services in the Aras subscription, typically a large additional recurring cost with other PLM providers, regardless of the amount of PLM solution customization.

CIMdata Reports Aras is Redefining Customization and Upgrades in PLM Market

Aras - February 2014

Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced the availability of a new commentary report from industry analyst firm CIMdata titled "Aras Innovator: Redefining Customization & Upgrades". CIMdata explains why the Aras platform technology makes customizing the out-of-the-box PLM solution suite easier, and how even heavily customized Aras implementations are upgraded for free with the Aras Subscription.

CAE Selects Aras for PLM

TenLinks - February 2014

CAE has implemented the Aras solution suite to ensure standardized processes for Incident Management for use at all levels of emergency response. Aras will serve as a key component of the IEMS that addresses the need for coordinated responses to all types of incidents.

Aras Innovator 10 PLM Platform Released

Digital Engineering - February 2014

This latest open release, says the company, provides a new level of PLM platform scalability for enterprises with global supply chains and introduces an HTML5 browser interface. Aras Innovator 10 also includes high-performance multi-CAD management capabilities and Firefox browser support.

Editor’s Pick: Aras Innovator 10 PLM Platform Released

Digital Engineering - February 2014

Scalability has been enhanced to handle 100 users to more than 100,000 users on a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database foundation. In a nutshell, that means Aras Innovator is engineered to work with and support the new norm: global cross-disciplinary and concurrent engineering and business processes. You know, multiple engineering and design centers, supply networks often with design authority, and multiple internal and outsourced manufacturing sites.

PLM in the Automotive Industry

PLM Connections - January 2014

With PLM becoming increasingly strategic throughout the enterprise, OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and other automotive manufacturers are realizing that CAD file management is not enough. They want and need product lifecycle management systems that can truly reach across every facet, and to every user, in the lifecycle.

Latest Release of Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM Enables Best-in-Class Multi-CAD Management Performance

SolidWorks Community - January 2014

The new release features a series of CAD-focused enhancements enabling best-in-class multi-CAD performance for companies running SolidWorks that also need to manage designs in CATIA V5, NX, Creo and other MCAD and ECAD applications. Additional highlights include TRUaras secure cloud-based file exchange, Windows 8, IE10, Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 support along with a series of other scalability, performance and usability improvements.

Engineering for the Future

Raconteur - January 2014

You can’t engineer the future with yesterday’s PLM, says Peter Schroer, chief executive and founder of Aras. My founding vision for Aras came from the fact that every company has unique and complex data and process models, and that PLM software should be adapted to fit those models, rather than the business compromised to fit the software. At Aras everything we do builds on this premise.

Aras Innovator 10 Lays the Groundwork for PLM Scalability

Digital Engineering - January 2014

Describing the new Aras Innovator 10 release as a major platform enhancement, Aras CEO Peter Schroer said the idea was to clean up and lean out the server code to hit some high scalability numbers while making the software feel comfortable and accessible to a broader range of non-CAD users.

Aras Innovator 10 PLM Platform Is Out

Technology Evaluation Centers - January 2014

The latest release provides a new level of PLM platform scalability for enterprises with global supply chains (requirements for large, extended enterprise user counts and rapidly growing data sets), and introduces an HTML5 browser-based user interface (UI), which makes PLM more accessible for business users.

Aras PLM Announces Release of Aras Innovator 10

MCAD Café - January 2014

Aras Innovator 10 is ideal for businesses that need to re-platform their PLM environment to support requirements for large extended enterprise user counts and rapidly growing data sets. The technology enhancements also enable mobile application development and simplify cloud deployment.

Aras Announces Release of Aras Innovator 10 PLM Platform

CATIA Community - January 2014

The latest open release provides a new level of PLM platform scalability for enterprises with global supply chains, and introduces an HTML5 browser interface which redefines usability making PLM more accessible for business users.

Aras updates Innovator for HTML5, introduces Elysium MultiCAD Gateway

Graphic Speak - January 2014

Aras rolls out version 10 of Aras Innovator. The company has upgraded to HTML5 and offers users a more inviting interface and improved scalability. New Elysium MultiCAD Gateway improves access to CAD files.

Aras Releases Innovator 10 PLM Platform

Design World - January 2014

Designed for businesses that need to re-platform their PLM environment to support requirements for large extended enterprise user counts and rapidly growing data sets. Improvements in this release also enable mobile application development and simplify cloud deployment.

Aras Announces Release of Aras Innovator 10 PLM Platform

Aras - January 2014

Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced the general availability of Aras Innovator® 10. The latest open release provides a new level of PLM platform scalability for enterprises with global supply chains, and introduces an HTML5 browser interface which redefines usability making PLM more accessible for business users.

Aras and Elysium Announce Availability of MultiCAD Gateway for Aras Innovator

MCAD Café - January 2014

The MultiCAD Gateway solution automates the conversion of CAD data to other native CAD formats, including NX, Creo, SolidWorks and others, providing companies that run Aras with embedded functionality for CAD model interchange, translation, validation, geometry comparison, data optimization and more.

4 Reasons Companies Say Yes to Open Source

Computerworld - January 2014

Open source isn't just about saving money -- enterprises are adopting it to develop applications faster, with higher quality components. When companies think of open source, these days they think "business agility," a quality they increasingly value above all others in the fast-changing marketplace.

Thoughts about PDM/PLM jumbos and PLM glue

Beyond PLM - December 2013

PLM, or product lifecycle management, is the glue between PDM and the extended enterprise. PLM takes product data and puts it in the correct context for each user. For some users the CAD file is the center of their universe, but for many others CAD-based data is just a small subset of the entire set of product information they work with.

ABB Epyon Selects Aras PLM with the Minerva Electronic PLM Solution

MCAD Café - December 2013

ABB Epyon’s PLM implementation includes comprehensive product lifecycle management with collaboration and change management for contract manufacturers in a single system. Key drivers in ABB Epyon’s selection were Minerva’s proven track record in the electronics industry with functionality designed specifically for electronics companies, as well as speed of implementation and cost effectiveness.

Next-Generation Requirements Management in Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Digital Engineering - November 2013

Aras VPLM with Requirements Management combines advanced requirements management functionality with enterprise PLM, providing companies that run Autodesk Vault with new capabilities for systems engineering, systems planning, development and realization, the company says.

ACE 2013 Europe Draws Global Audience for PLM User Conference

Teamcenter - November 2013

IT and industry experts from more than 10 countries gathered together for an intensive knowledge exchange on PLM related topics. Highlights included user presentations and participation from Alessi, Breton SpA, Carestream Health, Freudenberg, GETRAG Ford Transmissions, North Sea Electronics, Saab, Schrader Electronics and more.

Aras Microsoft Office Connector Available in VPLM for Vault

TenLinks - November 2013

With the Office connector for Aras VPLM, enterprises that run Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD and Vault can manage documents, spreadsheets, slides and emails in PLM without leaving Microsoft Office applications. The Office connector for Aras VPLM improves personal productivity while driving standardization and consistency for compliance throughout the enterprise.

Aras Microsoft Office Connector Now Available in Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault

CIMdata - November 2013

With the Office connector for Aras VPLM, enterprises that run Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD and Vault can manage documents, spreadsheets, slides and emails in PLM without leaving Microsoft Office applications. The Office connector for Aras VPLM improves personal productivity while driving standardization and consistency for compliance throughout the enterprise.

Aras Announces Next Generation Requirements Management Embedded in Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Aras - November 2013

Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced the availability of next generation requirements management embedded in Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault. With Aras Requirements Management, global enterprises that run Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD and Vault get the advanced capabilities they need to meet complex customer demands, drive product quality and minimize risks.

Product Lifecycle Management for Image Sensing

Supply & Demand-Chain Executive - October 2013

Image Sensing Systems’ implementation of Aras includes integration to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, new product development, supply chain management and bill of materials management, as well as parts, document and change management. Image Sensing Systems selected Aras for its web-based architecture and ease of customization.

Auditdata A/S Selects Aras and the Minerva PLM Medical Device Solution

CIMdata - October 2013

Auditdata’s implementation of Aras and the Medical Device PLM includes all of the information required to manage Design History File, Device Master Record, parts and documents, as well as change management, project management and external collaboration with manufacturers, in a single system.

Engineering for the Future

Digital Engineering - October 2013

My founding vision for Aras came from the fact that every company has unique and complex data and process models, and that PLM software should be adapted to fit those models, rather than the business compromised to fit the software. At Aras everything we do builds on this premise.

GETRAG FORD Transmissions Drives Innovation and Transforms Processes with Aras Global PLM Platform

CIMdata - October 2013

Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, GFT has replaced costly and inefficient legacy systems, streamlined and standardized processes, improved cross-functional communication – internally and with suppliers and partners, and achieved greater product quality and timelier product launches since implementing Aras.

Aeronamic to Use Aras PLM

Digital Manufacturing Report - October 2013

Key drivers in Aeronamic’s selection were speed of implementation, breadth of functionality and cost effectiveness. “Aras provided more functionality at less than 50% of the cost of another leading PLM system,” explained Steffen de Vries, CEO at Aeronamic.

Japan’s NTT Data Joins Aras Partner Program

TenLinks - October 2013

With more than 20 years of IT innovation expertise, the NTT Data PLM team will provide end-to-end PLM consulting, implementation and integration services to global corporations.

How to Manage Bill of Materials

Siemens PLM Community - September 2013

The real challenge with Bill of Materials (BOM) and BOM management is that there are many different users, all of whom have different needs and unique viewpoints on what the BOM should be.

Editor’s Pick: Latest Aras PLM Innovator Platform Released

Digital Engineering - September 2013

Complementing its out-of-box PLM functionality is a full suite of engineering, project, and product management solutions to control and manage processes like BOMs, configurations, product complaints, regulations, requirements, supply chains, variants, and a bunch more. And that means you can build out Aras Innovator PLM to fit your organizational needs as time and budget permit and evolution requires.

Aras, IHS Partner on Cloud-based Component Engineering

Digital Engineering - September 2013

IHS CAPS Universe is an electronic component database containing part attribute data and documentation on hundreds of millions of parts from more than 2,000 manufacturers worldwide. Aras users will be able to access the IHS CAPS Universe data from within Aras Innovator.

Esterline Korry Selects Aras PLM

Technology Evaluation Centers - August 2013

Esterline Korry chose Aras Innovator (reportedly over PTC Windchill) for scalability, flexibility, and depth of functionality for configuration and change management of complex electromechanical systems with integrated requirements management, program management, risk management, and quality compliance.

Stratus-X Joins the Aras Partner Program

MCAD Café - August 2013

Stratus-X offers a full range of hosting, process analysis, implementation, training and support services for SolidWorks EPDM, as well as support for other leading document management and CAD systems.

Aras Bears Down on the Problem of Multi-CAD Data Management

Digital Engineering - August 2013

Aras, best known for championing open source and more recently, cloud-based PLM, is the latest vendor to trumpet the multi-CAD cause, adding an array of enhancements in its latest release to improve the performance of multi-CAD data management. Aras 9.4, the company’s major release for the year, employs what company President Peter Schroer says is “clever things with files,” including compression techniques and advances in the area of asynchronous multithreading, to achieve significant performance gains for managing diverse CAD files in very large assemblies.

Aras Innovator Upgrades Multi-CAD Management Performance

Cadalyst - August 2013

A 10-fold increase in speed, 10-fold reduction in memory, and six-times smaller AML/XML package size make Aras Innovator the fastest PLM platform for multi-CAD check-in / check-out. New Check-in / Check-out Manager capabilities streamline and automate the process for entire CAD assembly structures.

Aras Announces Latest Open Release of Advanced Enterprise PLM Platform

MCAD Café - August 2013

The new release features a series of CAD-focused enhancements enabling Aras to deliver best in class multi-CAD management performance. Additional highlights include enablement of the TRUaras secure cloud-based file exchange, support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and IE 10, and numerous other scalability, performance and usability improvements. Aras Innovator download available at: http://www.aras.com/downloads

Norway’s North Sea Electronics to Use Aras PLM

TenLinks - July 2013

As a provider of end-to-end electronic solutions, including circuit design, layout, assembly and testing, North Sea Electronics (NSE) jumpstarted its Aras implementation with the electronics and high tech (EHT) application from Aras gold certified partner Minerva.

A How-To Guide for Successful PLM Implementation

ENOVIA Community - July 2013

With an iterative approach, instead of spending months developing functional specifications to the utmost level of detail, you start with an initial problem and continually refine it, then implement the solution in manageable phases that comprise the complete project. Users are involved in defining, refining, testing and development throughout the project. Feedback is received, refinements are implemented and, most importantly, users are invested in the system which translates to much higher user acceptance upon rollout.

Denmark's Kamstrup A/S to Use Aras PLM

Digital Engineering - July 2013

Kamstrup A/S, a global provider of metering solutions for energy and water consumption, has selected the Aras PLM software suite. According to the company, Kamstrup selected Aras for its ability to manage complex, multi-discipline product development process involving mechanical, electrical and software components. Kamstrup will implement Aras with the electronics and high tech (EHT) application from Aras gold certified partner Minerva.

Kamstrup Chooses Aras with the Minerva EHT solution for Global Product Lifecycle Management

MCAD Café - July 2013

Kamstrup selected Aras for its ability to manage complex, multi-discipline product development process involving mechanical, electrical and software components. Kamstrup will implement Aras with the Electronics and High Tech (EHT) application from Aras Gold Certified Partner Minerva.

Elysium, Aras Partner on Multi-CAD Data Translation

Digital Engineering - June 2013

Aras announced that Elysium, a provider of 3D translation and optimization technology, has partnered with Aras to deliver advanced multi-CAD data translation and interchange for Aras Innovator. The solution will automate the conversion CAD data to other formats, including CATIA, Creo, NX, JT, SolidWorks and others, providing companies that run Aras with embedded functionality for CAD data translation, geometry comparison, data optimization and more.

Consilium Marine and Safety AB Chooses Aras and the Minerva Electronic PLM solution for Global Product Lifecycle Management

MCAD Café - June 2013

Consilium was driven to implement PLM by a desire to move away from managing product information in isolated, manual systems. The company wanted a solution that would address a wide range of business challenges and meet the exacting safety standards of the fire and gas detection industry. The company selected Aras for its breadth of scope and functionality.

Aras Accelerates Innovation at GETRAG FORD Transmissions

Windchill Connections - June 2013

“Aras is used as our PLM platform to not just automate, but to develop new business processes at GETRAG FORD Transmissions. The upshot is that because of Aras our business has gained flexibility, speed and efficiency.” Rolf Huesemann, PLM Project Manager, GETRAG FORD Transmissions

SPARTAN MOTORS Fuels Innovation, Productivity & Quality with Aras Enterprise PLM

SolidWorks Community - June 2013

Spartan Motors is a successful public company with approximately 1,800 employees at 6 facilities and a customer-centric methodology that fosters innovation, speed and agility. This focus, together with a commitment to Lean continuous process improvement and Green business practices, sets Spartan apart from its competitors and assures that the ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer continues to deliver the premium custom products and services that its customers rely on.

MEILLER Replaces Legacy PLM and Accelerates Performance to Drive Innovation

CATIA Community - June 2013

For several years the company had been running a leading large scale PLM system. The UNIX-based system spanned 3 servers with 14 CPUs and 50 gigabytes of memory, making it challenging and expensive to maintain. Although the system managed MEILLER’s extensive library of CATIA V5 CAD data, its high resource demands and operational complexity caused significant performance issues and the system offered little additional product or process automation capabilities for an increasingly global product development environment. MEILLER executives knew it was time to modernize to maintain and extend competitive industry leadership. MEILLER wanted to improve performance, reduce costs and migrate away from the legacy Unix-based PLM system onto a PLM platform with a modern Web architecture on Microsoft. MEILLER also wanted to add new functionality to further streamline and improve the global product development processes.

Aras' PLM Implementation for Lear Corporation

Windchill Connections - June 2013

When Lear decided to replace its legacy PLM system, they had three goals: share product data with their extensive global user base, use best practices to manage product data, and enable automation whenever possible. Watch as Lear explains how Aras fit their needs and more, with CMII compliance, cost-effective development and customization, ease of configurability and an intuitive user interface.

Motorola, Saab, Nidec and Other Leading Companies Share their PLM Experiences at Aras ACE 2013 Global Conference

SolidWorks Community - May 2013

ACE 2013 in the U.S. had record attendance with professionals from 21 countries that came to network, collaborate and learn PLM best practices with Aras. Aras ACE series are also planned for Korea, Japan, China, Europe and additional locations worldwide.

Aras Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM Platform

Digital Engineering - May 2013

With the embedded converter, Aras has eliminated the need for specialized visualization formats that only handle 3D or require expensive licenses. Aras utilizes the HOOPS technology from Tech Soft 3D for the conversion of all the major 3D formats including CATIA, Creo, SolidWorks, NX, JT and STEP.

Aras First to Provide Embedded CAD to 3D PDF Converter in PLM Platform

Aras - April 2013

Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced the first ever CAD to 3D PDF converter embedded in a PLM vault server. Now, with the addition of the 3D PDF converter Aras supports 3D, 2D, Microsoft Office, images and scans, and other data types in a single, powerful, open format: PDF, enabling users across the extended enterprise to view all formats of product data in a single common user interface without buying additional software.

Von der Zeichnungsdatenbank zur Systemlösung

IT & Production - April 2013

Auch Großkonzerne stehen vor Herausforderungen, wenn es darum geht, ein standortübergreifendes Product Lifecycle Management-Projekt ohne millionenschwere Investitionen und externe Berater zu starten. Dass ein erfolgreicher Projektschluss dennoch möglich ist, zeigt das Beispiel von Getrag Ford Transmissions aus Köln. Das Unternehmen baute sein umfassendes Datensystem mit eigenen Ressourcen auf.

PDM or PLM? Yes.

Teamcenter - March 2013

PLM, or product lifecycle management, is the glue between PDM and the extended enterprise. PLM takes product data and puts it in the correct context for each user. For some users the CAD file is the center of their universe, but for many others CAD-based data is just a small subset of the entire set of product information they work with. PLM drives the reason why CAD files are created in the first place, the enterprise processes they go through and what happens after it’s done. PLM is about all customer requirements, new product introduction, compliance and regulations, tooling and distributing data to the factory, manufacturing, the supply chain… It’s the entire lifecycle of the product.

Integrating PLM Visualization with Secure Social

CATIA Community - February 2013

New approaches to PLM visualization that combine social as part of the corporate security model build on the traditional view, markup, collaboration, and work package generation in a modular fashion.

MAN Diesel Goes For Aras Engineering Process Management

Works Management - February 2013

Helle Georgakis, department manager at MAN Diesel & Turbo, says that the decision came down to Aras' ease of implementation and customisation facilities, which will help the engines giant to extend its PLM (product lifecycle management) and drive engineering process automation.

Aras Achieves 5th Consecutive Year of Record Growth

Aras - January 2013

Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the company achieved a fifth consecutive year of record global growth led by Asia which realized a 160% increase in sales in 2012. The company’s strong performance was driven by the continued global expansion, accelerating adoption of the Aras PLM platform around the world and a series of innovative new product releases.

Aras Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault: The Bottom Line

Nucleus Research - December 2012

Aras developed Aras VPLM in order to provide functionality for “corporate-wide PLM business processes”. The new solution brings strong PLM functionality at a more affordable cost than larger solutions, which can increase the return on investment (ROI) and maximize the business value for its customers.

One Size Doesn’t Have to Fit All

The Times - December 2012

Nick Redfern, new production introduction manager at telecoms start-up Sub10 Systems based in Devon, says his company’s products are indeed complex, but the mechanical elements are limited and not the main focus. “Big PLM is centred on CAD and that’s right if you’re making a helicopter,” he says. “But the universe in my products is centred on electronics and there is also a strong software element.”

Aras Announces Live Webcast: Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Aras - December 2012

Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced the the Live Webcast “Aras VPLM for Autodesk® Vault”. Register at http://aras.com/plm/001686

5 Things You Need to Know About Aras VPLM

Aras Blog - November 2012

Last week we officially launched Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault. What is it? Well, it's a complete PLM solution that extends the capabilities of Autodesk Vault to incorporate enterprise wide PLM processes.

Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Technology Evaluation Centers - November 2012

Both Aras VPLM and Autodesk PLM 360 sit on top of Autodesk Vault to provide add-on PLM functionality, so they are now in direct competition. Aras’ value prop comes from a more mature product and more out-of-the-box functionality. And if a company that uses Autodesk design software with Autodesk Vault needs PLM, but is hesitant about going to the cloud, it now has an on-premise option. As Aras VPLM runs on the customer’s servers and network (as opposed to being cloud-based), it’s easy for Aras VPLM to connect to, for example, the customer’s Microsoft Active Directory for single sign-on (SSO), which is not currently possible with PLM 360..

Aras Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Digital Engineering - November 2012

Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault provides packaged functionality for corporate-wide PLM business processes, enabling global companies that run Autodesk software to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability. In addition to Inventor and AutoCAD comprehensive multi-CAD capabilities include CATIA, NX, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, Solid Edge and more, as well as, EDA systems such as Allegro, OrCAD, DxDesigner/DxDatabook, PADS, Expedition, Altium, Zuken CR-5000 and others.

Autodesk Users, Now You Have A Choice

Aras Blog - November 2012

With Aras VPLM you get proven, full-scale, enterprise PLM right out of the box that includes BOM management for complex product structures and multi-CAD capabilities that Autodesk PLM simply can't handle, including CATIA, NX and EDA / ECAD systems such as Mentor Graphics, Cadence, Zuken and others.

Aras Launches VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Prototype Today - November 2012

Aras VPLM™ for Autodesk Vault provides packaged functionality out-of-the-box for corporate-wide PLM business processes, enabling global companies that run Autodesk software to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability.

Aras Launches VPLM for Autodesk Vault

TenLinks - November 2012

"Companies expect their Enterprise PLM solution to exhibit the power and capability necessary to meet the demands of hundreds and even thousands of people throughout the extended organization, especially their partner / supply chain. Power, capability, and accessibility are core Enterprise PLM requirements common across all industries," notes Autodesk in the Gartner research newsletter ‘Autodesk Extends Benefits of PLM to Everyone at Anytime, from Anywhere’.

Aras Announces VPLM for Companies that run Autodesk Vault

Supply & Demand-Chain Executive - November 2012

“Companies are looking for a way to keep what’s working and preserve their investment while they address cross-functional, enterprise-wide PLM business processes. So, we’ve taken our open source PLM solutions, included new out-of-the-box functionality that connects directly to Vault Professional and is optimized for those designers, and we packaged it all up to create a totally new commercial offering that provides companies that rely on Autodesk design software with an option they can run on their own servers and network.”

Aras Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault

MCAD Café - November 2012

Built on top of Autodesk Vault Professional, Aras VPLM extends the capabilities of Autodesk Vault to drive PLM processes throughout a company and its supply chain for collaboration across organizations including product development, operations, quality, purchasing, sales & marketing and other groups worldwide.

Aras Releases VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Inventor Connections - November 2012

Built on top of Autodesk Vault Professional, Aras VPLM extends the capabilities of Autodesk Vault to drive PLM processes throughout a company and its supply chain for collaboration across organizations including product development, operations, quality, purchasing, sales & marketing and other groups worldwide. Scalable and secure, Aras VPLM is a business-ready solution for New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI), Complex Configuration Management, Enterprise Change Management, Outsourced Manufacturing, Quality Compliance and more.

Aras Announces VPLM for Autodesk Vault

Aras - November 2012

Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced the launch of a new solution designed specifically for companies that run Autodesk® Vault with Inventor and AutoCAD. Aras VPLM for Autodesk Vault provides packaged functionality out-of-the-box for corporate-wide PLM business processes, enabling global companies that run Autodesk software to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability.

 
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