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Aras Newsletter

April 2017
In this issue:

ACE 2017: Highlights & Slides
ENGINEERING.COM: Surprising Move, Siemens PLM's Former CEO Joins Aras
NEW RELEASE: Aras Quality Management System
FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Onshape to Aras
RECENT NEWS: Articles, Videos & more
UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more
ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

 

Ton of exciting things happening around the world with Aras right now. Check out ACE 2017 highlights and get the slides. Find out about our newest Board member, industry luminary Tony Affuso. Learn about our latest update to the Aras Quality Management System.

 

And join us at ACE 2017 France in Paris on June 13th - Details & Registration at http://www.aras-plm.fr/ACE/2017/FR/

 

 

ACE 2017: Highlights & Slides

The past year has been an exciting one at Aras with the addition of many companies large and small to our community. All of that excitement was evident as we came together last month for ACE 2017 in Nashville.

 

Overall, ACE 2017 was a huge success and our best yet. I want to thank everyone that was able to make it for participating. We believe that your enthusiastic involvement is what makes our community truly special.

 

Community members from around the globe gathered for the 2 1/2 day event to learn, network, and share ideas about the digital transformation in product development, manufacturing, and the supply chain.

 

Peter Schroer, our/Aras Founder & CEO, kicked off the event with his vision of how connected products, Industry 4.0 and new business models are driving the necessity for each product's Digital Twin and related Digital Thread.

 

He explained that analyzing and interpreting IoT data streams requires context, the product configuration i.e., it's Digital Twin, Traceability back to previous versions, i.e., its Digital Thread. Bringing together cross-discipline processes for these takes a Platform approach to PLM. One that has greater flexibility, scalability and can be upgraded continuously; that's Aras, that's what only Aras can deliver.

 

Equally as exciting, Peter introduced our newest Board member, Tony Affuso. Many of you will remember Tony from his days as CEO of Siemens PLM Software business. Tony was fired up and pumped about the energy in the community. He's looking forward to connecting with folks and getting involved.

 

Read More and Get the Slides at http://www.aras.com/plm/003436

 

ENGINEERING.COM: Surprising Move, Siemens PLM's Former CEO Joins Aras

 

Check out Engineering.com's coverage of our most recent addition to the Aras family, Tony Affuso.

 

"Recent years have brought a number of commercial and technical achievements (for Aras). For instance, in less than two years the company's open-source solution Aras Innovator has gained nearly 200,000 new users in large global companies such as Airbus, Microsoft and GM.

 

Even more surprising is the announcement from Aras CEO Peter Schroer that the company has appointed Tony Affuso, Siemens PLM's former CEO and a seasoned PLM expert, to its Board of Directors.

 

Said Affuso, "We are seeing a resurgence in the demand for PLM, as manufacturers are dealing with increased product complexity and the digital transformation of their businesses to achieve new levels of efficiency and competitiveness. Manufacturers are re-evaluating their systems infrastructure and investing in new capabilities such as the Aras 'Digital Thread' that enables full life-cycle traceability of their products."

 

"Based on all the factors I am seeing, Aras is emerging as the new PLM leader with the right technology at the right time. There is a cultural attitude that has always been the fuel of my passion and which also is characteristic of the entire Aras organization," Affuso said.

"I was attracted to Aras because of their disruptive technology, open-source customer engagement model, and the fact that their technology has recently been selected over that of their competitors by several of the world's leading engineering and manufacturing companies," said Affuso. He also added that he was impressed by Aras's "customer-first mentality."

Read entire article at http://aras.com/plm/003440

 

NEW RELEASE: Aras Quality Management System

 

Our latest open release of the Aras Quality Management System application introduces a series of great new functionality along with enhanced process capabilities for quality compliance.

 

Now, it's even more powerful to connect Manufacturing, the Supply Chain and Service Operations to product engineering to create a Digital Thread for product quality.

 

The new release includes more Quality Systems (QS) aspects in Aras to connect the proactive and reactive aspects of quality management, and fully integrate quality processes into Engineering and Manufacturing.

 

  • Closed-loop Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA) - accelerates identification, containment, and analysis of issues, and tracking of affected items
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) - offers a variety of RCA tools; fault tree analysis, fishbone analysis, and five whys
  • Collaboration - supports quality review through Visual Collaboration, business rules and workflow, and aggregation and packaging of CAPA items
  • Reporting - provides 8D reporting and tracking of CAPA metrics (% closed, % due)

 

The Aras QMS application is available for open download and more information is available at http://www.aras.com/solutions/quality

 

 

FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: Onshape to Aras

 

For those that don't already know about Onshape, its a full-cloud 3D CAD system designed to "democratize MCAD." It was founded by Jon Hirschtick and a bunch of the former SolidWorks crew, and has some really slick capabilities.


Only one challenge in the PLM world... it doesn't have any files.

 

Recently, our partner AMC Bridge created a proof of concept (POC) connector to integrate the Onshape cloud-based CAD to the Aras PLM platform.


Here are some of the use cases the connector project enables:

  • Part registration - The document hierarchy is registered in Aras Innovator creating new part items with part numbers and BOM structure
  • CAD model storage - The Onshape application sends the binary geometry (Parasolid or STL) to Aras Innovator to create the matching CAD Document Items and support integrated visualization
  • Visual Collaboration - Full support for 3D visualization, commenting, and markup with Aras Visual Collaboration
  • Configuration Management - The parts and CAD documents have full workflow and lifecycle support, and can be put into release and/or change workflows like any other Aras items

 

Seriously, I think we're / Aras is the only PLM provider that has a clue what to do with these new "fileless" CAD systems like Onshape and the 3DEXPERIENCE system (a.k.a. CATIA V6) which we're integrated with as well.

 

At Aras we're ready for the future today... whatever comes our way :-)

Watch Project Demo Video at http://aras.com/plm/003441

 

 

 

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

 

Digital Engineering:

Aras Outlines its Platform Approach to PLM at ACE 2017 Conference

Digital transformation is coming faster than previous product design and development shakeups. The quickly increasing complexity of products and systems is driving the need for improved controls. It's driving the need for a digital thread that works in both directions as well as digital twins for specific products, which in turn results in Big Data needed to enable the digital transformation. http://aras.com/plm/003442

 

CIMdata: Aras Extends Digital Thread into Manufacturing and Service with Latest Open Release of Aras PLM Platform

New functionality in Aras Innovator enables quality management professionals to react to quality events and cascade change requirements across all facets of product development. The new capability in the Quality Management Systems (QMS) application connects Manufacturing and Service to product engineering to create a Digital Thread for product quality. http://aras.com/plm/003443

 

NEW BLOG: The PLM Punks Take the Baton

A PLM industry follower once referred to us as "The Punks from Andover," to describe us as the noisy, ambitious upstart intent on shaking up the PLM establishment. That assessment rung true with the team at Aras. It sums up our company's spirit and ethos. The Punks from Andover just received another sizable industry validation, and we don't have plans to quiet down soon. We're hitting our stride with customers like Microsoft. Airbus, Huntington Ingalls, and most recently Schaeffler, and GM. http://aras.com/plm/003445

 

NEW BLOG: Rendering a Bill Of Material as a Graph using Cytoscape.js

Graphs have been eating the world for the last few year. Every time you start a PLM implementation you will draw a datamodel with nodes (itemtypes) and edges (relationships). A few years ago I made a project to draw the datamodel graph. http://aras.com/plm/003444

 

Digital Engineering: Hitachi Selects Aras to Standardize Design, Development Processes

Of interest to Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems was Aras Innovator's ability to be deployed across multiple languages and locations, according to the company. Aras will help Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems improve build-to-order production processes, streamline change order operations and standardize product development. http://aras.com/plm/003446

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

 

Zuken Innovation World - Hilton Head, SC - April 24-26, 2017

Join Pawel Chadzynski, Aras Senior Director of Product Management, to learn how to bring together Zuken and Aras for MBSE. ZIW Americas is one in a series of conferences scheduled in locations around the globe, bringing together our customers, partners, industry professionals, and Zuken technology experts to network, learn and innovate. http://aras.com/plm/003447

 

Aras Demo Series: Community Projects & Custom Look & Feel on Aras Innovator Forms - Webinar - April 27, 2017

Have you ever wanted to change the look of the forms in Aras Innovator? Perhaps change the look and feel of information is displayed or add some styling that aligns with your corporate identity? Join Aras Labs team member, Eli Donahue, to find out how to change your forms with very little effort and get access to a community project with example styling. http://aras.com/plm/003449

 

ProSTEP iViP Symposium 2017 - Essen, Germany - May 17, 2017

Catch up with us at the 20th ProSTEP iViP Symposium, one of world's largest PLM conferences with over 650 executives and experts from America, Asia and Europe and almost 50 keynote speeches, presentations and workshops where representatives from discrete manufacturing find the platform for discussing solutions and experiences relevant for the digital transformation of products and processes. http://aras.com/plm/003448

 

競争に勝つための設計業務改革セミナー - Tokyo, Japan - May 17, 2017

お客様の設計業務をどのように改革できるのか、当社ソリューションテンプレート「Aras Innovator®PLMテンプレート」の紹介を交えながら、ご説明します。 変化の激しい市場環境で勝ち残るためには、魅力ある製品を開発・設計しタイムリーに市場へ投入することが必要不可欠です。市場ニーズの多様化により設計の難易度は高まる一方で、設計者はリードタイム短縮にも迫られています。 本セミナーでは、Aras Innovator®がこの先の製造業を見据えたPLMのデファクトスタンダードであることを紹介すると共に、設計の「標準化」を促進させると同時に「高度化」を実現する『設計自動化』のソリューションを事例を交えて紹介します。 http://aras.com/plm/003450

 

No Magic World Symposium - Allen, TX - May 21-24, 2017

Hear from Dr. Martin Eigner, Pawel Chadzynski and many systems engineering thought leaders at NMWS. Network and interact with experts in aerospace, automotive, industrial manufacturing, life sciences, and get the latest advances in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), SysML, PLM, PLE, Conceptual Modeling and Ontology. http://aras.com/plm/003451

OMG Technical Meeting - Brussels, Belgium - June 5-9, 2017

The OMG Technical Meeting provides IT architects, business analysts, government experts, vendors and end-users a neutral forum to discuss, develop and adopt standards that enable software interoperability for a wide range of industries. http://aras.com/plm/003452

 

NAFEMS World Congress - Stockholm, Sweden - June 11-14, 2017

The NAFEMS World Congress will host the 3rd International Conference on Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM). This industry-leading event will bring together industrial users, technology experts, academics and software vendors alike, allowing all those with an interest to take part in the only truly independent, international forum dedicated to SPDM. http://aras.com/plm/003453

 

ACE 2017 France - Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France - June 13, 2017

Venez assister à ACE 2017 France, la journée Aras pour rencontrer d'autres utilisateurs, comprendre comment ils utilisent la solution PLM d'Aras, écouter des témoignages clients et connaître la roadmap produit Aras.

Agenda & S'inscrire: http://www.aras-plm.fr/ACE/2017/FR/

 

 

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.

 

CMPIC Training - Schedule & 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.

 

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Schedule & Registration

 

 

CMII/IPE Configuration Management Training

 

CMII classes offer a path toward achieving integrated process excellence. Learn how to implement CMII processes that provide an infrastructure to accommodate change, keep documented requirements clear, concise and valid and ensure that configurations conform to their requirements in every case.

 

CMII Training USA - Schedule & Registration

 

CMII Training Europe - 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

4/11/2016

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Andover

4/18/2016

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

4

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

       

Gröbenzell

4/11/2016

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11 (Germany)

5

Gröbenzell

6/6/2016

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11 (Germany)

5

       

Osaka

4/15/2016

PLM Basic (Japanese)

1

Osaka

5/20/2016

PLM Basic (Japanese)

1

Osaka

6/17/2016

PLM Basic (Japanese)

1

       

Tokyo

4/7/2016

PLM Basics (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

4/8/2016

Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

4/12/2016

Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)

2

Tokyo

4/14/2016

Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

4/15/2016

Aras Innovator Administration 2 (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

       

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

 

 

Course Descriptions, Calendar and Registration