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Aras Community Newsletter -- April 2016
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In this issue:

ACE 2016: Summaries, Slides & More

ACE 2016 FRANCE: Registration Now Open

NEWS: Impact of IoT on Industrial Product Design

TECH TIP: Customize Tear Off Window Layout

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs & more

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

Spring is here and we've got lots going on this time of year.

Join us for ACE France in Paris or catch up with us at a number of conferences this spring, and don't forget to check out the summary of ACE 2016 in Detroit - the first in our ACE global series this year!


ACE 2016: Summaries, Slides & More

Aras PLM enthusiasts from all over the globe came together to make ACE 2016 the biggest ACE conference yet!

The energy at the conference was outstanding. You could feel it throughout every general session, user presentation, breakout session, reception and most of all during out exciting networking breaks.

The theme of this year's event was Innovation without limitation and the conference sessions were designed to encourage interaction, networking, and collaboration between attendees, giving them the opportunity to find out how others are approaching complex PLM challenges, get ides, and learn more about PLM and about Aras.

ACE 2016 Presentations included:

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • Microsoft
  • Mersen
  • Akrapovic

I would like to personally thank everyone who participated throughout the conference (presenters, sponsors and attendees) for your continued support throughout the years and helping make ACE such a great even to be part of.

For more details about ACE 2016, including a summary of the event, picutres, slides and more check out the ACE blog post.

>> ACE 2016 Blog Post

ACE 2016 FRANCE: Registration Now Open

ACE 2016 France is coming quickly and now is the time to reserve your seat. The conference will be held on June 2 in Paris, France.

ACE France offers an opportunity to learn about new approaches to product lifecycle management and collaborate on best practices for addressing the complex challenges of global product development.


Conference Details:

Date: June 2, 2016

Location: Paris, France

Cost: Free to Attende - Registration is Required

Details & Registration: www.aras.com/ACE2016France


ACE 2016 France (Aras Community Event) est un événement qui rassemble la communauté Aras car un des objectifs d'Aras est d'encourager la collaboration et les échanges entre ses utilisateurs.

ACE 2016 France est l'événement pour rencontrer d'autres utilisateurs, comprendre comment ils utilisent la solution PLM d'Aras, voir les dernières solutions et connaître la roadmap produit Aras.

Détails et enregistrer @ www.aras.com/ACE2016France


NEWS: The Impact of IoT on Industrial Product Design


"Gartner says there will be 25 billion things by 2020 which is quite remarkable but seems much more significant when you consider there will be 7.5 billion people on our planet by 2020, which means, there will be three things for every single person alive at that time."

So how will all of this impact the future products and specifically industrial product design? - this is the question that Simon Floyd from Microsoft wrote about in a recent blog post and presented to attendees during ACE 2016.

Simon discusses how these changes will impact the business of engineering and change the way manufacturing companies create new products.

In the article he discusses:

  • Why data is the fuel for innovation
  • The need for IoT product lifecycle framework
  • Today's big challenge: Designing for IoT

Read the Article to learn more: The Impact of the Internet of Things on Industrial Product Design


TECH TIP: Customize Tear Off Window Layout

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of our consultants - he mentioned that when he's onsite at a customer location a common configuration request is on a simple look-and-feel operation.

To put it simply, Aras Administrators ask, "How can I change the height of the relationship tab grid in a standard tear off window when a user opens an item?" Of course you can set the standard size of a form to anything that you'd like in Aras Innovator so that it takes up more (or less) room on the form.

Since this is such a common question, we got our very own Bob Ellis (head of Aras training) to provide the answer for all of you!

Start by defining the standard size of a tear-off window for any item from the Form Properties tab in the Form editor. Enter the pixel height and width in the fields provided and the Item associated with the form will open using your default settings.

For the advanced crowd, there's more:

You can change the way Aras Innovator calculates the position of the relationship grid using a little JavaScript Client Method which is attached to a Form Event.

The tear-off window uses a collection of Dijit widgets from the Dojo Toolkit. You can change the height of the widget that contains the edit area of the Form when it is displayed to a user. The Relationship Tab Bar will then "move" up or down based on the height of the edit area.

To change the height of the frames within the frameset you can create a JavaScript client Method in Aras Innovator and associate it with the onLoad event of the form using the Form editor.

The following JavaScript program example will set the height of the edit area to 400 pixels.

var lc = top.dijit.byId("formContentPane");
var bc = top.dijit.byId("CenterBorderContainer");
lc.resize({ h: 400 });
bc.layout();

Edit this Client JavaScript Method, then access the Form Events tab in the Form editor and associate the program with the onLoad event.

When an item is opened using this Form, the relationship grid will be positioned based on the new layout setting.

And... Voilà! That's it.


RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, etc.

MICROSOFT: The Impact of the Internet of Things on Industrial Product Design

Read a summary of the ACE 2016 session by Simon Floyd, Microsoft's Director of Innovation and PLM. See how IoT, product complexity and other changes impact the business of engineering and transform how manufacturing companies deliver value via cloud, analytics and the Aras Innovator PLM platform. http://aras.com/plm/003191


CIO REVIEW: The PLM Platform Comes of Age

Product lifecycle management like every technological advancement, has a lifecycle of its own. Various technology and non-technology oriented trends are placing great pressure on traditional product lifecycle management approaches; many of which are resulting in new ways of looking at and enabling innovation. This evolution is underway and there are no signs that it will slow down.

http://aras.com/plm/003209


INDUSTRY NEWS: Is PLM Ready for the Future

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? http://aras.com/plm/003192


BEYOND PLM: Business of Engineering: Future PLM Identity?

Aras is going after a massive amount of problems in every manufacturing organizations - management of Bills of Materials, Engineering Change Processes, Quality, Compliance, Regulation, etc. These problems have no agreed name in a lexicon of manufacturing companies. Everyone calls it different. But here is the problem for most of PLM vendors - majority of companies are in agreement that Excel is the best solution to solve these problems. http://aras.com/plm/003193


TENLINKS: Doosan Heavy Industries Selects Aras Innovator

Teaming with implementation partner Zionex, Inc., Doosan will benefit by combining PLM from Aras with the existing supply chain management (SCM) system, leveraging the flexibility of Aras Innovator's Program Management application to help Doosan better track large, multi-phased global projects. http://aras.com/plm/003194


DESKTOP ENGINEERING: Next-Generation Collaboration

Collaboration has always made the business world go round. And electronic tools for sharing information - everything from email to videoconferencing to PDF documents - have advanced the art of sharing data exponentially in the past 20 years. Now, in the age of digital transformation of manufacturing enterprises, collaboration is becoming turbocharged. http://aras.com/plm/003195


INVENTOR CONNECTIONS: Saab AB Selects Aras PLM and Minerva as Implementation Partner

After reviewing the major PLM solutions on the market, the Saab team selected Aras because of the platform flexibility, upgradability and strong capability to integrate with other applications in their existing PLM environment. The open architecture of Aras with an open data model, open interfaces and use of open Web standards was important in order to simplify integrations to existing systems in place at Saab. http://aras.com/plm/003196


RECENT NEWS: Aras to Present at 2016 Continuous Engineering Symposium

The 2016 Continuous Engineering Symposium gathers global product development leaders who drive innovation in their organizations, while meeting today's demands of increased product complexity and speed of development. Hosted by IBM, the event focuses on technology, trends, systems engineering and systems and software development. http://aras.com/plm/003197

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

Zuken Innovator World 2016 Americas - San Diego, CA - April 18 - 20, 2016

Join us for an MBSE presentation at ZIW Americas - one in a series of conferences scheduled in locations around the globe, bringing together customers, partners, industry professionals, and Zuken technology experts to network, learn and innovate. http://aras.com/plm/003200

IBM 2016 Continuous Engineering Symposium - Dearborn, MI - April 19, 2016

We will present a session at the 2016 Continuous Engineering Symposium at the Automotive Hall of Fame, Dearborn, Michigan. Doug Macdonald, Aras Product Marketing Director, will deliver a presentation entitled "The Future of ALM-PLM and Systems Engineering for the Internet of Things." http://aras.com/plm/003201

Petit Déjeuner Aras - Aix-en-Provence, France - April 19, 2016

Venez découvrir pourquoi la solution PLM d'Aras, utilisée par plus de 1000 clients dans le monde, est différente des solutions PLM traditionnelles, comprendre quels sont ses bénéfices au travers de cas clients et assister à des démonstrations d'Aras Innovator en direct. http://aras.com/plm/003171

ProSTEP iViP Symposium 2016 - Stuttgart, Germany - April 20, 2016

The ProSTEP iViP Symposium is the leading independent PLM conference. Over 600 experts and decision-makers from industry and research are expected to come together for this two-day conference. http://aras.com/plm/003202


Aras Innovator - PLM Differently - Prague, Czech Republic - April 28, 2016

T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. in collaboration with Aras would like to invite you to attend the half-day seminar focused on the PDM and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), which are designed to manage CAD design data and related business processes, not only in manufacturing companies. Discover how Aras Innovator can enhance your daily productivity.

http://aras.com/plm/003216


Discover Aras Innovator and the Aras Community - Gröbenzell, Germany - May 10, 2016

Sie interessieren sich für die Aras PLM Lösungen - aber Sie sind sich noch nicht ganz sicher, ob Aras Innovator die richtige Lösung für Sie ist? Besuchen Sie uns bei unserer Discover Aras Innovator Veranstaltung um zu erfahren, ob Aras die richtige Lösung für Sie ist.

http://aras.com/plm/003213


No Magic Symposuim - Allen, TX - May 23, 2016

Network and interact with experts in aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and other industries. Get our latest Point of View on the advances in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and PLM, and hear from leading professionals about SysML, PLE, Enterprise Architecture, Conceptual Modeling and Ontology. See how these solutions can accelerate your enterprise success. http://aras.com/plm/003212


More Industry Events: http://www.aras.com/events/


Aras Innovator Demo Series

Document Management using Office Connector - Virtual - April 14, 2016

Document Management with Aras includes version and change control for files in multiple formats in a secure, searchable repository. Users across multiple teams and locations now have easy access to critical information required for the projects they are working on. http://aras.com/plm/003199


Change Management - Virtual - April 29, 2016

Change management with Aras handles all change requests, assessments, plans and orders to a product or system. It also ensures users throughout extended supply chain have easy visibility into the engineering change status through the product lifecycle. http://aras.com/plm/003203

Visual Collaboration - Virtual - May 26, 2016

Visual collaboration provides the fastest, simplest way to collaborate securely across disciplines, locations and organizations. Register for the demo series to learn more. Teams from engineering, quality and the supply chain can communicate about products more effectively, make decisions quickly and solve problems faster. http://aras.com/plm/003204

Project Management - Virtual - June 9, 2016

Project Management enables organizations to manage new product development and engineer-to-order processes for complex projects that require global collaboration. By linking deliverables to project tasks, completion status and control are significantly enhanced. http://aras.com/plm/003205

Manufacturing Process Planning - Virtual - June 23, 2016

Aras Process Planning & MBOM manages the creation and change of process plans and MBOMs. Process plans can be created and edited directly. MBOMs can be created manually from the EBOM, from MCOs or derived from the process plan.

http://aras.com/plm/003206

Quality Planning - Virtual - July 21, 2016

Quality Planning provides organizations with APQP and FMEA tools to manage risk, improve quality and attain environmental, regulatory, safety, medical and other forms of compliance. http://aras.com/plm/003207

CMPIC Configuration Management Training

CMPIC courses are designed to provide a detailed overview of CM planning, naming conventions, numbering practices, baselines, change control, traceability, status accounting, and more. The CMPIC classes explain the role of CM in the organization.


Upcoming Sessions:


CM Dynamics - May 2-3, 2016 - Houston, TX

CM Implementation - May 4-5, 2016 - Houston, TX


CM Foundations - April 25-26, 2016

CM Identification - April 27-28, 2016

CM Dynamics - May 23-24, 2016

CM Implementation - May 25-26


CM Dynamics - June 13-14, 2016

CM Implementation - June 15-16, 2016

CMPIC Training Schedule - Agenda & Registration

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program

CIMdata's PLM Certificate Program on enterprise PLM best practices provides you with an in-depth PLM education. The training is comprised of 9 sessions delivered over a five-day period through a series of lectures, case studies, tests, and individual as well as group exercises.


Amsterdam, The Netherlands - June 6 - 10, 2016

Boston, MA - October 3 - 7, 2016

Santa Clara, CA - December 5 - 9, 2016

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Agenda & Registration

CMII/IPE Upcoming Sessions


CMII Basics

Seattle, WA - June 13-16

Seattle, WA - July 11-14, 2016

Denver, CO - August 15-18, 2016

CMII Comprehensive

Seattle, WA - August 8-11, 2016


CMII Course Schedule - Registration


ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions


Aras Training combines hands-on exercises, overview presentations, and discussions so that participants achieve an in-depth understanding of the topics.


Get the education you and your team need for success with the Aras solutions. Regularly scheduled Aras training sessions are FREE for companies with an active Aras subscription.


Location

Date

Course Name

Days

Andover

5/24/2016

Aras PLM Essentials 11

3

Andover

6/6/2016

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Andover

6/13/2016

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

4

Andover

7/26/2016

Aras PLM Essentials 11

3

Andover

8/15/2016

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Andover

8/22/2016

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

4

Andover

9/27/2016

Aras PLM Essentials 11

3

Gröbenzell

6/6/2016

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11 (Germany)

5

Osaka

5/12/2016

Aras Innovator Basic (Japanese)

1

Osaka

5/20/2016

PLM Basic (Japanese)

1

Osaka

6/17/2016

PLM Basic (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

4/20/2016

Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)

2

Tokyo

4/22/2016

Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

5/12/2016

PLM Basics (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

5/13/2016

Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

5/17/2016

Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)

2

Tokyo

5/19/2016

Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

5/20/2016

Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

5/25/2016

Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)

2

Tokyo

5/27/2016

Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

6/2/2016

PLM Basics (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

6/3/2016

Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

6/7/2016

Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)

2

Tokyo

6/9/2016

Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

6/10/2016

Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

6/15/2016

Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)

2

Tokyo

6/17/2016

Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)

1

Troy

4/26/2016

Aras PLM Essentials 11

3

Troy

5/9/2016

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Troy

5/16/2016

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

4

Troy

6/21/2016

Aras PLM Essentials 11

3

Troy

7/11/2016

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Troy

7/18/2016

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

4

Troy

8/30/2016

Aras PLM Essentials 11

3

Troy

9/12/2016

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Troy

9/19/2016

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

4


Course Descriptions, Calendar and Registration