Aras EPLM News
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.
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.
Airbus and Aras sign Strategic Partner Agreement to use Aras Innovator for enterprise-wide Engineering Business Processes beyond 30,000 UsersPLM Connections - July 2015
Out-of-the-box functional requirements included data & document management, lifecycle management, change management, project management and access rights management for security. IS architecture requirements included deployability, connectors, migration & data loading, and support, along with back-end & front-end IT capabilities.
Aras’s flexibility and ability to meet the requirements of POET’s rapidly growing business were key drivers in the selection process. Working with Aras Partner EBD Advisors, POET will implement multiple Aras solutions, including Advanced Product Data Management, Configuration Management, Change Management and BOM Management.
With the Azure Certified version of Aras companies can provision a secure, full-featured PLM solution in minutes, complete with Bill of Materials / BOM management, document management, revision & versioning, check-in/out file vaulting, item & file relationships, classification, configuration management, change workflows with effectivity, project portfolio dashboards, stage-gate project management and more.
Working with Aras gold certified partner Minerva, Cofely Energy & Infra will implement Aras Innovator® to standardize workflows and deliver significant infrastructure improvements in the areas of transport and traffic networks, oil & gas, water, marine & offshore, smart grids and more. To achieve this, The Netherlands-based company will roll out Aras solutions for document management, engineering change management, and configuration management.
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.
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 will leverage Aras for customer needs management, product development, manufacturing and quality to streamline the process of sales order management through engineering and production.
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.
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.”
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).
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
“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.
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.
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.
The initial implementation of Aras Innovator will provide E-BOM management, including product configuration management, design change management and CAD integration.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Eine zehnfache Geschwindigkeitssteigerung und zehnfache Verringerung der Speicheranforderungen sollen Aras EPLM zu der schnellsten PLM-Plattform für Multi-CAD Check-in / Check-out Operationen machen. Das Laden und Entladen kompletter CAD-Strukturen läuft automatisiert und wird durch einen neuen Check-in- / Check-out-Manager vereinfacht.
Die Multi-CAD-Management-Anwendung erweitert Solid Works EPDM um ein web basiertes Interface und unterstützt dabei Geschäftsprozesse für die abteilungsübergreifende Zusammenarbeit innerhalb des Unternehmens und über Lieferketten hinweg.
Aras, ein Anbieter von Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software, wurde von Frost & Sullivan mit dem prestigeträchtigen Global Product Leadership Award für PLM ausgezeichnet. Die Lösung Aras Enterprise PLM (EPLM) erweitert SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) und bietet einen breiten Funktionsumfang für das Product Lifecycle Management, die Prozessautomation sowie für die abteilungsübergreifende Zusammenarbeit innerhalb eines Unternehmens und über Lieferketten hinweg.
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.
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®, 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.
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.
"While designers like the latest gadgets, the allure of Aras is its PLM software that lets a company shorten its time in the market," says a TenLinks Show Judge. "Aras works extremely well with SolidWorks ePDM and touches-up with all business operations by helping manage everything from new product development to supplier management to QC."
Marc is Mr. PLM and so is ARAS as we learn about their latest developments in hand-holding a product from cradle to grave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aras Enterprise PLM has received the prestigious Global Product Leadership Award in PLM from Frost & Sullivan. Aras Enterprise PLM (EPLM) extends SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) providing full-featured product lifecycle management, process automation and cross-functional collaboration throughout the company and across the supply chain.
The new release features a series of CAD-focused enhancements to improve 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 other scalability, performance and usability improvements.
Latest Release of Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM Enables Best-in-Class Multi-CAD Management PerformancePLM Connections - January 2014
A 10X increase in speed and 10X reduction in memory make Aras EPLM the fastest PLM platform for Multi-CAD check-in / check-out. The check in / out process for entire CAD assembly structures is automated and streamlined with new check-in / check-out manager capabilities.
Aras Enterprise PLM är speciellt anpassad för användare av SolidWorks och vault-lösningen SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. I den nya versionen har Aras lagt stort fokus på multiCAD-prestanda, som enligt företaget ska vara tio gånger bättre, lösningen har också utökat stöd för bl a Catia V5, NX och Creo. Nytt är också den molnbaserade filöverföringstjänsten TRUaras och uppdaterat stöd för Microsofts plattformar.
Aras EPLM is the best PLM software for global businesses that rely on SolidWorks and have complex products and processes. Built on top of SolidWorks EPDM, Aras EPLM is a full-featured PLM suite that extends EPDM with a Web-based interface and business processes for cross-functional collaboration throughout the company and across the supply chain.
Latest Release of Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM Enables Best-in-Class Multi-CAD Management PerformanceSolidWorks 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.
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, führender Anbieter von Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software, zeigt auf dem Anwenderkongress SolidWorks® World 2014 in San Diego, USA, die neueste Version von Aras Enterprise PLM (EPLM) für SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM). Die aktuelle Version enthält zahlreiche CAD-bezogene Erweiterungen. SolidWorks Anwenderunternehmen die ihre Entwicklungen auch in CATIA V5, NX, Creo und weiteren MCAD- sowie ECAD-Applikationen verwalten, erzielen mit der neuen Lösung höchste Multi-CAD-Performance.
エンタープライズ・プロダクト・ライフサイクル・マネジメント (PLM) ソフトウェアの次世代リーディングカンパニーであるAras®は、本日、SolidWorks® World 2014 （ブース番号434）において、Aras Enterprise PLM (EPLM) for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM)の最新リリースを発表いたしました。新しいリリースでは、SolidWorksでCATIA V5、NX、Creo、その他のMCADおよびECADアプリケーションで設計管理もしている企業向けに、クラス最高のマルチCADのパフォーマンスを可能にする、CADに焦点を当てた一連の機能強化を提供しています。
Latest Release of Aras EPLM for SolidWorks® EPDM Enables Best-in-Class Multi-CAD Management PerformanceAras - January 2014
Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced from the exhibit floor of SolidWorks® World 2014 availability of the latest release of Aras Enterprise PLM (EPLM) for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM). 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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®, 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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 ManagementMCAD 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 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 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.
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.
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 ConferenceSolidWorks 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.
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®, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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®, 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.
Marc Lind, senior vice-president of global marketing, explained that as products have dramatically increased in complexity over recent decades — comprising more total parts as well as more electronic, firmware, and software components — requirements management has become a more daunting task. With Aras Requirements Management, users can identify, associate, track, and trace physical, functional, logical, and performance requirements.
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the company will sponsor and exhibit at SolidWorks World 2013, January 20-23 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida.
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced from the exhibit floor of SolidWorks® World 2013 next generation requirements management embedded in Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM. With Aras Requirements Management global enterprises that run SolidWorks get the advanced capabilities they need to meet complex customer demands, drive product quality and minimize risks.
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the company will sponsor and exhibit at SolidWorks World 2013, January 20-23 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida.
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Javelin Technologies, a premier technology solutions provider and Canada’s leading SolidWorks reseller, will resell Aras Enterprise PLM (EPLM) for SolidWorks® EPDM. With Aras EPLM, Javelin combines its extensive SolidWorks expertise and rich PLM experience to enable organizations throughout Canada to improve global product development and bring innovative new products to market faster.
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.”
ESPower selected Aras because of the highly robust and flexible PLM platform and intuitive user interface. Driven to diversify its power product portfolio, the world-leading provider of power products implemented Aras for New Product Introduction, Project Management, Engineering Change Management, BOM, Workflow, Manufacturing Process Management, CAPA, DFMEA, RoHS and more and integrated Aras with ERP and the Green Product system.
Aras EPLM is built as an extension of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. It expands your SolidWorks CAD BOM into a true Item-based EBOM that's ready for release to manufacturing. And with the familiar look and feel, it's easy to use for SolidWorks users. EPLM is ready to handle your most complex requirements, as it's item-based and process-oriented.
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Hydrocontrol SpA, a global manufacturer of hydraulic components for mobile machinery, headquartered in Bologna, Italy, has implemented the Aras PLM solution suite to manage its highly configurable and customizable products from product design through maintenance.
Baltur SpA, a premier heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) manufacturer, located in Cento, Italy, has implemented the Aras PLM solution suite. Baltur will leverage Aras to automate product development processes, facilitate integration with Infor ERP and enable enterprise-wide, multi-CAD data access including integration with SolidWorks. Baltur cited Aras’s ability to integrate legacy data, ease of system expansion and CAD neutrality as key factors in its selection process
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Kinnerton Confectionery, Britain’s largest independent manufacturer of chocolate and novelty confectionery, has selected Aras enterprise PLM to drive productivity, improve efficiency and optimize product development. The Aras PLM solution suite will support Kinnerton’s large and diverse product portfolio through their Concept to Launch Process, workflow and process management, and product costing.
“With Aras, we can integrate and manage information from a wide range of MCAD and ECAD applications in a single system while simplifying our environment by eliminating one-off redundant systems,” said Brad Cooley, Chief Technology Officer, D&K Engineering. “Combined with project management, workflow and other automation capabilities, Aras will enable us to improve customer service as well as profitability through greater efficiency and resource management.”
Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) has selected Aras Innovator PLM (product lifecycle management) software, for its new model... The current model line-up includes Honda's Jazz, CR-V and the new Civic, developed for the European market alone.
“We considered other PLM solutions developed for the electronic industry but selected Minerva’s EHT solution on top of Aras because it gives us a lot of functionality, proven best practices and industry knowledge, along with reduced implementation time,” said Nick Redfern, NPI Manager at SUB10 Systems
PLM is often associated with sticker shock (one of the reasons small businesses tend to stay away from it), but with Aras PLM, you might get a different kind of sticker shock. It’s open source: free. Aras products cover a range of PLM functions, including BOM, CAD file management, configuration management, project tracking, regulatory compliance, and new product introduction. Aras PLM runs on Aras Enterprise Application Framework, a platform developed in service-oriented architecture.
AMD: What are some of the major benefits and setbacks when integrating ERP and CAD/CAM programs? Schroer: When PLM, ERP, and CAD/CAM programs are integrated, A&D companies have a closed loop process that saves time, eliminates errors, reduces costs, and ultimately increases profitability by getting better products to market faster. Integration means entering data once and sharing it across the entire lifecycle; there is no manual re-entry, no data entry errors, and a bi-directional flow of information and business analytics goes from CAD to PLM to ERP and back. This provides an excellent opportunity to discover areas for improvement that would otherwise go unrecognized.
CrossControl AB Selects Aras Solution Suite Combined with Minerva EHT for Enterprise Product Lifecycle ManagementAras - May 2012
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that CrossControl AB, a leading manufacturer of industrial vehicle solutions, has selected the Aras PLM solution suite combined with Minerva’s Electronic and High-Tech (EHT) solution for Product Data Management, Quality Planning, Issue Handling, Requirements Management, Project Management and more. High functionality, low risk and accelerated implementation were key factors in CrossControl’s selection.
Tip #6: Adapt the PLM solution to your existing manufacturing structure and processes - not the other way around. Certainly, companies have to be willing to adjust existing processes to best take advantage of available technology. But in some cases, organizations already have processes that are ideal for their needs. If the PLM solution is unable to accommodate these existing processes, it will not be viewed favorably. There’s nothing worse than having to fit a square peg into a round hole!
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Aras enabled on SQL Server 2012 offers a new level of scalability with high availability, including on-demand scaling, next-generation performance capabilities and the ability to extend data from on-premise implementations to cloud deployments.
When Peter Schroer founded his company, Aras Corp., in 2000, he lived in New York State. ‘‘But I knew that the company would have to be based in the Boston area,’’ he recalled. ‘‘There was no question: All the PLM talent is here.’’ ... ‘‘This is where PLM started,’’ Schroer said. ‘‘You can trace almost everyone’s lineage back to a few great companies, like Computervision. You don’t want to be anywhere else, if you’re in PLM.’’
Mr. Schroer commented that Aras’ staff is growing, its product management team has increased from one to four, and the company has doubled the size of the development team since ACE 2011. The presentations from Aras on newly released products as well as products under development show that the new staff members have been busy. New products including a cloud version, new CAD connector technology, and a requirements management module will help Aras compete with the mainstream PLM Solution providers.
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the company is a signatory member of the Codex of PLM Openness (CPO) and has posted a public statement about its commitment to openness on its website at http://www.aras.com/company/commitment.aspx
"We considered and even tried several PLM options, but in the end selected Aras and Minerva," said Stefan Lundgren, Hardware Team Leader at CPAC Systems AB. "The ability for us to download Aras free of charge, get familiar with it and understand the full capabilities of the product was essential for us to mitigate risk."
Why would companies using SolidWorks want Aras EPLM? Because it works with what you already have. If you’re considering a PLM system and your company is committed to SolidWorks, then you should take a serious look at Aras EPLM. By building Aras EPLM right on top of EPDM, you get the added functionality your business needs at the enterprise level without disrupting your SolidWorks designers, ripping out what already works or sacrificing your investment in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. It’s a natural extension of your SolidWorks implementation.
“We take an open approach to the market and believe that 3D PDF will become a pervasive standard moving forward so we’re proud to be in on the ground floor,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “3D PDF is the only neutral visualization format that can hold text, binary / scan data, 2D and 3D data, and still be readable 99 years from now, which is why U.S. government and military programs are standardizing on it and why we support the mission of the 3D PDF Consortium.”
Epson will leverage Aras for comprehensive, closed-loop product configuration management and quality manufacturing bill of materials management integrated with MES, as well as regulatory compliance for REACH and RoHS.
Aras announced the latest release of Aras Enterprise PLM (Aras EPLM) for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. New features include Redline Revision Comparison, Dynamic Team Collaboration Security, Enterprise Virtualization, and even better SolidWorks-style look and feel and more.
Marc Lind of Aras live interview by David Heller of MCADCafe from the floor of SolidWorks World 2012, where Aras announced the newest release of Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM.
New features include Redline Revision Comparison, Dynamic Team Collaboration Security, Enterprise Virtualization, and even better SolidWorks-style look and feel and more.
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced at the SolidWorks World 2012 conference the latest release of Aras Enterprise PLM (Aras EPLM™) for SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM. New features include Redline Revision Comparison, Dynamic Team Collaboration Security, Enterprise Virtualization, and even better SolidWorks-style look and feel and more. Attendees at SolidWorks World 2012 can see the latest release of Aras EPLM in Booth #228.
Aras, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the company will sponsor and exhibit at SolidWorks World 2012, February 12-15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA. Located in booth #228, Aras will showcase the latest version of Aras Enterprise PLM, the full-featured, business-ready PLM software solution built on top of SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM. Developed by Aras and designed specifically for the SolidWorks environment, Aras EPLM drives cross-functional collaboration and extends engineering processes throughout the company and the extended supply chain.
Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that the company will sponsor and exhibit at SolidWorks World 2012, February 12-15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA. Located in booth #228, Aras will showcase the latest version of Aras Enterprise PLM, the full-featured, business-ready PLM software solution built on top of SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM.
The packaged Aras addition provides SolidWorks shops with a number of important full-scale PLM capabilities, including revision and version control, configuration management, integrated project management, product costing, make vs. buy parts analysis, approved vendor and manufacturers lists, customizable BOM reports, enterprise search, and an array of enterprise change management functions. On the project management front, there is a project portfolio dashboard and stage-gate project management capabilities for managing new product introductions, Gantt charting functions, as well as tasks and activities.
Aras is breaking the decaying mold of data management, first by delivering a product that’s open source and as of this week, delivering another product that takes the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM system you have spent years implementing and extends the living workflow right out of it.
Aras is clearly playing a role of a disrupter on PLM market. Back in 2007, Aras disrupted PLM first time by introducing Open Source PLM. It looks like Aras is on the way to make a second disruption among large companies using SolidWorks and taking a role of Enovia V6 in a bundle EPDM / EPLM.
Aras has launched Aras Enterprise PLM (EPLM) for Solidworks Enterprise PDM, which is designed to enable companies that run Solidworks to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability.
"Aras EPLM offers substantial new functions and cost-savings capabilities for SolidWorks EPDM users," said Charlie Hess, President of FISHER/UNITECH. "Aras EPLM software is a world-class PLM solution that will give these companies a much better choice than they currently have from traditional vendors in the industry. We look forward to sharing this very exciting offering with our customers."
Aras, a leading developer of open source, web-based PLM solutions, has packaged its PLM offering with an out-of-the-box integration directly to SolidWorks EPDM. SolidWorks EPDM provides the WIP CAD file management for the designers while the Aras portion provides those in purchasing, production, quality, sales, etc., with NPDI, EBOM, configuration management, quality compliance and more.
Aras EPLM, a new commercial offering from Aras, is available now for managing SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Edge, and Pro/Engineer data in an enterprise PLM solution. The EPLM tool provides pre-configured PLM functionality on top of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) to give new and existing EPDM users an ability to scale up to PLM quickly while retaining best-in-class CAD data management.
Aras Enterprise PLM (Aras EPLM) for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM provides packaged functionality out-of-the-box for corporate-wide PLM business processes, enabling global companies that run SolidWorks to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability.
Built on top of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Aras EPLM is a scalable and secure business-ready solution for New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI), Complex Configuration Management, Enterprise Change Management, Outsourced Manufacturing, Quality Compliance and more. It extends Enterprise PDM 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 Enterprise PLM for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM” fills a hole in the SolidWorks marketplace as big as its name is longGraphic Speak - October 2011
This new PLM system for SolidWorks users is an add-on to SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. The idea behind the program, says Aras CEO Peter Schroer, is that “SolidWorks Enterprise PDM is by far the best CAD file manager” for SolidWorks. “So, we’ve taken our open source PLM solutions, included new out-of-the-box functionality that connects directly to EPDM, and packaged it all up to create a totally new commercial offering that’s optimized for companies that run SolidWorks.”
Built on top of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Aras EPLM is a scalable and secure business-ready solution for New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI), Complex Configuration Management, Enterprise Change Management, Outsourced Manufacturing, Quality Compliance and more. It extends Enterprise PDM to drive PLM processes throughout a company and its supply chain...
Aras®, the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions, today announced the launch of a new solution designed specifically for companies that run SolidWorks®. Aras Enterprise PLM (Aras EPLMTM) for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM provides packaged functionality out-of-the-box for corporate-wide PLM business processes enabling global companies that run SolidWorks to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability.