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Aras Announces Availability of Actify’s Centro 3D CAD Viewing Technology


Advanced Publishing Platform Enables Aras Users to Convert, View and Share Wide Range of CAD File Formats throughout the Enterprise and Extended Supply Chain

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – February 14, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced the availability of Centro 3D CAD viewing technology for the Aras Innovator®, PLM platform. Developed by Aras Partner Actify, Centro enables Aras users to access and distribute a wide range of 3D and 2D CAD file formats making it easy to convert, view and share CAD files throughout the enterprise and global supply chain.


Embedded in Aras Innovator 9.3 Service Pack 1, Aras subscribers now have access to Actify’s Centro solution, along with support for a wide range of CAD formats and Actify’s SpinFire Reader.


“Embedding Centro into Aras Innovator provides companies a simple, secure way to access and view necessary CAD files, helping to streamline processes that involve collaboration with multiple departments, outsourced manufacturers and suppliers.” said Chris Jones, Actify President and CEO. “Like Actify, Aras provides market-leading technology that enables customers to improve time to market and achieve better quality."


“Putting Centro’s technology in Aras Innovator provides users with a hassle-free way to share 3D and 2D CAD files and improve collaboration globally,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “By combining the new capabilities in Centro with our advanced CAD integration functionality, companies that operate large scale multi-CAD environments can take their PLM implementations to the next level.”


About Actify, Inc.
Actify Inc. is a privately held, award-winning global leader of product data collaboration solutions with customer companies throughout the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation, and discrete manufacturing industries. Actify products are sold through authorized distributors and Value Added Resellers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Actify is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information please visit http://www.actify.com/ or call 415.227.3800.


About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit www.aras.com or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm