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Aras Community Newsletter -- April 2012
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-- LAST CHANCE - Aras ACE 2012 International (May 1-3 in Troy Mich USA)
-- RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More
-- UPCOMING EVENTS - CMPIC, CIMdata, CM:TRENDS
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

In case you were wondering... it's not to late to join us for this year's ACE 2012 International in Troy (Detroit area)... especially if you're in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana or even the Chicago-land area... can you say "Road Trip!"... you can register for free or just walk in and we'll get you a badge at the door, no problem.

LAST CHANCE - Aras ACE 2012 International (May 1-3 in Troy Mich USA)

ACE 2012 International starts bright & early at 9am Tuesday morning.

Our conference theme is "Be Different" which emphasizes how enterprises use Aras to differentiate, innovate and compete on process superiority.

We're bringing together business and technology professionals from around the world to learn and collaborate on PLM best practices with Aras from global product development to outsourced manufacturing and systems engineering complexity.

You'll hear how companies are addressing their most complex challenges with our advanced PLM platform & solutions, and get strategic insight that you can apply to take your PLM initiative to the next level.

Topics will include:

  • User Case Study Presentations
  • Enterprise Change Management in a Global Environment
  • Complex Configuration Management
  • Integrated Approach to Requirements Management
  • Innovative Manufacturing Applications
  • Achieving a Unified Bill of Materials
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Global Quoting Processes
  • Product Quality & Compliance
  • Formula & Recipe Management
  • Controlling Complicated Labeling & Packaging Requirements
  • Advanced CAD / EDA Integrations
  • Practical 3D / 2D Visualization Strategies
  • Rolling Out Aras Across the Multi-site Enterprise
  • Scaling Up & Scaling Out for Extended Enterprise Implementations
  • Use Case Fundamentals for Agile Deployment Methodology
  • Showcase of New Solution Projects & Products
  • Smart Strategies for Leveraging the Cloud
  • Aras Roadmap and much more

Presenters Include:

  • GETRAG FORD Transmissions
  • The Boeing Company
  • Lear Corporation
  • Insitu
  • Ceradyne
  • Carestream Health
  • American Italian Pasta Company
  • Maxion Wheels / Hayes Lemmerz International
  • Aras executives and many others

Conference Details

Date: May 1 - 3, 2012 (2.5 days)
Location: Marriott in Troy, Michigan (close to Detroit USA)
Registration: Free to Attend - No Fee - Registration Required

Our events are designed to give you time to network so you can learn how others are approaching complex PLM challenges, get ideas and collaborate on solutions.

Look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Full Agenda, Speaker Info and Free Registration


RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More

PLM alpha - Item Number Generation and Cross Referencing in Aras
Sequences are used for unique identifiers on any object such as part numbers, document numbers, supplier IDs, corrective action IDs, ECR #s, etc. You can also pull numbers from other systems, such as getting new part numbers from the ERP environment like SAP or generating document numbers from an existing PDM system like Teamcenter or Windchill.

PLM alpha - Data Relationships and Fixed / Float Rules in Aras
Making Fixed / Float behavior part of Aras Innovator's modeling platform so that it can be customized without re-programming the object model is one of the key areas we invested in for flexibility.

PLM alpha - Lifecycle, Workflow and Other Types of Process Management in Aras
The Aras Innovator platform includes 3 primary process automation Web services: Lifecycle, Workflow and Project. All three services are integrated with...

Aras German Blog - Für PLM Alphas: Objekte, Attribute und benutzerdefinierte Datenelemente
Aras Innovator ist in diesem Zusammenhang einzigartig, da das gesamte Objektmodell durch den Kunden modifiziert werden kann. Und zwar nicht nur während der Implementierungsphase sondern nach Bedarf täglich, wöchentlich oder monatlich. Auch ist die Aras-Plattform einzigartig in der Geschwindigkeit und der Einfachheit, wie diese Änderungen vorgenommen werden können.

How to Think About Integrations: Intro
Detailed integration examples, an overview of what integrations might be right for you, and some food for thought when considering integrations. Watch the 5 minute video to learn how to do PLM integration right.

PLM & The Management of Complex Product Structures
Dr. Martin Eigner of the Institute for Virtual Product Development (VPE) for the University of Kaiserslautern presented on the complexity of multidisciplinary products including external and internal variance. Dr. Eigner went on to talk about solutions for variant handling, simplexity and strategic product planning and architecture.


UPCOMING EVENTS - CMPIC, CIMdata, CM:TRENDS

CM:TRENDS 2012 - San Diego, CA - Aug 13, 2012

CM:TRENDS 2012 embraces all aspects of Configuration Management best practices including CM process, automation, industry standards and professional organizations. Presentations will cover all facets of CM from government to commercial best practices, as well as, current and future trends in CM automation.

CM:TRENDS 2012 - - Agenda & Registration

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 for IT & SW Development - Stafford VA - April 30 - May 3
  • CM Foundations - Houston TX - May 14 - 15
  • CM Structures - Houston TX - May 16 - 17
  • CM Dynamics - Houston TX - June 11 - 12
  • CM Implementation - Houston TX - June 13 - 14
  • ANSI/EIA-649 NEW Rev. B Course - Stafford VA - May 14 - 16
  • CM Foundations - Salt Lake City UT - May 21 - 22
  • CM Structures - Salt Lake City UT - May 23 - 24
  • CM Dynamics - Salt Lake City UT - June 18 - 19
  • CM Implementation - Salt Lake City UT - June 20 - 21
  • CM Standards & Practices Update - Seattle WA - June 25 - 27
  • CM Foundations - Orlando FL - July 10 - 11
  • CM Structures - Orlando FL - July 12 - 13
  • CM Dynamics - Orlando FL - July 16 - 17
  • CM Implementation - Orlando FL - July 18 - 19
  • CM Assessor Certification - Stafford VA - July 16 - 18
  • SCM: Strategies, Techniques & Tools - Stafford VA - July 30 - Aug 2

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.

  • Upcoming Sessions
  • Oslo, Norway - June 11 - 15
  • Dallas / Fort Worth, TX - Sept 17 - 21
  • Stuttgart, Germany - Oct 15 - 19
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Nov 12 - 16
  • Cypress, CA - Dec 3 - 7

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - - Agenda & Registration


TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions

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.

Also, there are several self-paced, online training tutorials available at the Tata Technologies engineering training site called i GET IT. Use the "TAG-10-RES" discount code for 10% off i GET IT training on Aras, as well as, all the other i GET IT training offerings.

United States

  • May 7 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA
  • May 21 - Aras Developing Solutions (4 days) - Boston,
  • Jun 4 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA
  • Jun 4 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA
  • Jul 9 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA
  • Jul 16 - Aras Developing Solutions (4 days) - Boston, MA

Japan

  • May 11 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo
  • May 15 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Tokyo
  • May 17 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo
  • May 18 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Tokyo
  • May 23 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 1 - Tokyo
  • May 25 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 2 - Tokyo
  • Jun 8 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo
  • Jun 12 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Tokyo
  • Jun 14 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo
  • Jun 15 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Tokyo
  • Jun 15 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 1 - Tokyo
  • Jun 20 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 2 - Tokyo

China & Taiwan

  • May 10 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei
  • May 31 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei
  • Jun 21 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration


DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
  • A123 Systems
  • Aikoku Alpha Corporation
  • Alessi S.p.A
  • Argo Graphic
  • Boeing
  • Bosch
  • Cameco Corporation
  • Car Technology
  • Cayley Aeronautical Associates
  • Cofely Energy & Infra
  • Comcraft
  • Cosma International
  • D&K Engineering
  • Dante Pugliese Engineering Consulting
  • Designer Shaik Inc.
  • Distech Controls SAS
  • Esteban Kallay y Cia. S. A.
  • Etherstack
  • Expace Italia
  • Fasmetrics S.A.
  • Fiat
  • Foxconn
  • Fusion Reactor
  • GE
  • GEBR Pfeiffer
  • Globematics Technologies
  • GP Electronics
  • Guidance Navigation
  • HCL
  • Hitachi
  • Hitachi Systems
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Infor
  • Infosys Technologies
  • Invensys
  • JTT Electronics
  • Lowe's
  • LSI Industries
  • Mahle Engine Components
  • MAN
  • Mühlenberg Interiors GmbH & Co KG
  • Nidec Motor Corporation
  • NobleTek
  • Northrop Grumman
  • ORBIT
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Presto Casting Company
  • Quality Metalcraft
  • Risorse Nuove
  • SAP Labs India
  • SCSK株式会社
  • SEEBURGER AG
  • Sogeti
  • SPAL Automotive SRL
  • SUMISHO
  • TACTAIR
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • TecsoGlobal
  • TriQuint Semiconductors
  • T-Systems
  • Turtlewax
  • US Army
  • VCF
  • Weichuan
  • Wipro
  • Wuxi Shengbang Electronics
  • Zenon AB
  • ЗАО "Дигаз"
  • アイコクアルファ株式会社
  • ウィッツェル株式会社
  • コムネクスト株式会社
  • デジタルプロセス株式会社
  • ファインテック株式会社
  • 上海大郡动力控制技术有限公司
  • 中鼎密封件股份有限公司
  • 保凌影像科技
  • 武汉博威管理咨询有限公司
  • 深圳市保凌影像科技有限公司
  • 道恩集团