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Aras Community Newsletter -- May 2017
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FEATURED POST: Exploring the Digital Twin

ACE 2017 FRANCE: Last Chance to Register

CIO REVIEW: Aras Breaking New Grounds in PLM

NEW SERVICE PACK AVAILABLE: Version 11 SP 10

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs & more

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

 

Hear Microsoft Device Group (MDG) explain their extreme Agile implementation approach at ACE France (http://aras.com/plm/003454). Register now to reserve your seat and join us in Paris on June 13th.

 

Featured Article

Here’s an excerpt from a recent post I did to “think out loud” and get feedback from others. Digital Twin is a topic which we believe our open PLM platform is ideally suited to support, and we’re talking with a lot of companies that are looking to use Aras for their Digital Twin / Digital Thread initiatives. Take a read and let me know what you think.

What is a Digital Twin?

It’s one of those questions that if you ask 3 people, you’ll get 5 answers.

It’s clearly a hot topic. It was on Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 and IDC predicts that by 2018 companies who invest in Digital Twin technology will see a 30% improvement in critical processes.

When you get into the way these analysts are actually defining the term and its benefits (even the Wikipedia definition), they’re fairly limited and somewhat unimaginative.

The term Digital Twin was coined back in 2002 by Dr. Michael Grieves while at University of Michigan. He obviously thought about The Digital Twin Concept (http://aras.com/plm/003460) extensively back then which shows in his definition. Of course the practical application of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies was in its infancy so it’s a bit academic.

More recently, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Eigner at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern in Germany has really expanded on the Digital Twin in the context of the IoT, Industry 4.0 and IIoT. His presentation from the PLM Future 2016 conference (http://aras.com/plm/003461) really does a nice job of explaining the Digital Twin (slide 9) and how it fits into the enterprise architecture.

Effectively, the Digital Twin is an exact virtual representation of a physical thing. It’s as if the physical product or system was looking in a virtual mirror.

Grieves describes it as a mirroring (or twinning) of what exists in the real world and what exists in the virtual world. It contains all the informational sets of the physical ‘thing’ meaning its cross-discipline – not just a mechanical / geometric representation, but also including the electronics, wiring, software, firmware, etc. #NOTjustCADmodel

And if you believe the recent Forbes article by Bernard Marr What Is Digital Twin Technology – And Why Is It So Important? (http://aras.com/plm/003458) then, “All indications seem to predict we are on the cusp of a digital twin technology explosion.”

So why is the Digital Twin so Important?

Well, many people talk about Digital Twins in the context of monitoring, simulation and predictive maintenance which are all incredibly valuable and potentially transformative in their own right, however, there would seem to be much more to it…

 

Read the full post http://aras.com/plm/003466

 

ACE 2017 FRANCE – Last Chance to Register

ACE France is right around the corner. We’re doing it just outside Paris again, and hope you or your colleagues in France can join us.

 

Whether you are trying to drive the Digital Transformation in your company, expanding your Aras deployment, or reevaluating your current PLM strategy, ACE is where you’ll get everything you need.

Our conference is designed to enable you to connect and collaborate to solve difficult challenges, share lessons learned and get best practices to advance your PLM initiative.

Topics include:

* IoT and PLM

* Global Product Development

* Bill of Materials Variants & Options

* Managing Product Complexity

* Systems Engineering and MBSE

* Customer Case Studies

* Aras Roadmap and much more

 

Conference Details

Date: 13 June 2017

Location: Issy Les Moulineaux, France

Agenda, details & free registration: http://aras.com/plm/003454

 

CIO REVIEW: Aras Breaking New Grounds in PLM

Recently CIO Review magazine published their “20 Most Promising PLM Solution Providers 2017” (http://aras.com/plm/003467) and you know who is the cover story... Aras! 

It’s an interview with our founder & chief, Peter Schroer covering everything from our focus on customer innovation to our break out growth.

 

Aras Breaking New Grounds in PLM

With a business model that deftly blends customer-centricity and innovation, Aras has mastered the art of listening to customers and redefining the PLM industry with technology that is resilient, scalable, and future-proof.

With more than two decades of experience in growing high-tech companies into market leaders, Peter Schroer founded Aras with a vision to provide organizations with revolutionary PLM solutions that exceed their expectations and help businesses achieve faster time to market and greater product quality.

Driven by Schroer’s wealth of experience in developing unique and disruptive software, Aras empowers customers to effectively manage the growing product complexity and fast changing technology that are prevalent in the business of engineering today…

Read the full article (starts on page 10) http://aras.com/plm/003468

 

NEW SERVICE PACK AVAILABLE: Version 11 SP10

Our latest service pack for Version 11 is out >> SP 10 is now available for download.

Version 11 SP 10 includes enhancements to:

* Tree Grid View - Introduce configurable multi-relationship browser view, know as Tree Grid View, which provide end users with a new way to visualize data structures

* Query Builder - Introduced a graphical user interface for building complex queries using a graphical User Interface (UI) - The resulting queries can be used with advanced User Interface modeling such as the Tree Grid View

* Watermarking - Introduced Watermarking on viewables feature for use with the Conversion Server

SP10 details are available on the Documentation page. (http://aras.com/plm/003469)

Subscribers can schedule a free upgrade to SP10 by contacting Aras Support or your Aras certified partner.

 

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:

 

 

 

Aras PLM Event No Magic SymposiumNo Magic Symposium
Allen, TX - May 21, 2017
Network and interact with experts in aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and other industries. Get the latest advances in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), SysML, PLM, PLE, Enterprise Architecture, Conceptual Modeling and Ontology. See how these solutions can accelerate your enterprise success. Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event 日本の造船業界における同期化された造船所のビジョンとは日本の造船業界における同期化された造船所のビジョンとは
Ehime, Japan - May 25, 2017
日本の造船所は世界トップクラスで、常に進化を求めています。そこで、日本の造船ソフトウェアのエキスパートと共に、3D設計とPLMの統合によるメリットについて学べる機会についてご紹介します。バリシップ2017の会場にて、「日本の造船業界における同期化された造船所のビジョンとは」を講演しますので是非ご参加ください。 Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event ArasLIVE! Planning for the Connected CarArasLIVE! Planning for the Connected Car
Dearborn, MI - May 31, 2017
Intelligent, connected vehicles are on the horizon; OEMs plan to manufacture autonomous vehicles at volume in four years. What are your company's plans and are your systems able to help you get there? (Hint: Email and spreadsheets can't.) Join us for demonstrations of the Aras PLM Platform in the Detroit area. Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event ArasLIVE! Planning for the Connected CarArasLIVE! Planning for the Connected Car
Auburn Hills, MI - June 1, 2017
Intelligent, connected vehicles are on the horizon; OEMs plan to manufacture autonomous vehicles at volume in four years. What are your company's plans and are your systems able to help you get there? (Hint: Email and spreadsheets can't.) Join us for demonstrations of the Aras PLM Platform in the Detroit area. Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event 第4次産業革命~IoTで変わる製造業~<br>デジタルテクノロジーがモノづくりを進化させる4次産業革命~IoTで変わる製造業~
デジタルテクノロジーがモノづくりを進化させる

Osaka, Japan - June 2, 2017
IoTやビッグデータ分析、人工知能(AI)技術が産業や社会の在り方を大きく変容する「第4次産業革命」に大きな注目が集まっています。デジタルテクノロジーが、製造工程において収集される膨大なリアルタイムデータのシームレスな処理を可能とし、工場の見える化・効率化を次の段階に進めています。まさに、製造業のビジネスモデルそのものが変革しています。 本フォーラムではIoTを中心とした製造業革新のソリューションを最新の取り組み事例を交えて紹介致します。   Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event OMG Technical MeetingOMG Technical Meeting
Brussels, Belgium - June 5, 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. Attend an OMG Technical Meeting to influence the direction of future standards work, hear from industry experts, network with your peers and be among the first to know what will be cutting edge tomorrow. Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event NAFEMS World ContressNAFEMS World Contress
Stockholm, Sweden - June 11, 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. Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event ACE 2017 FranceACE 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. Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event Smart Variant CON 2017Smart Variant CON 2017
Berlin, Germany - June 19, 2017
Die Smart Variant CON 2017 bietet Entscheidern aus der DACH-Region eine maßgeschneiderte Plattform, auf der erfolgreiche Projekte zum Handling von Varianz präsentiert, praktikable Methoden zur Kalkulation und Reduktion von Komplexität diskutiert und Lösung zur effizienten Konfiguration vorgestellt werden können. Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event ArasLIVE! Planning for the Connected CarArasLIVE! Planning for the Connected Car
Plymouth, MI - June 20, 2017
Intelligent, connected vehicles are on the horizon; OEMs plan to manufacture autonomous vehicles at volume in four years. What are your company's plans and are your systems able to help you get there? (Hint: Email and spreadsheets can't.) Join us for demonstrations of the Aras PLM Platform in the Detroit area. Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event ArasLIVE! Planning for the Connected CarArasLIVE! Planning for the Connected Car
Detroit, MI - June 22, 2017
Intelligent, connected vehicles are on the horizon; OEMs plan to manufacture autonomous vehicles at volume in four years. What are your company's plans and are your systems able to help you get there? (Hint: Email and spreadsheets can't.) Join us for demonstrations of the Aras PLM Platform in the Detroit area. Register Now

 

Aras PLM Event PLM in der digitalen TransformationPLM in der digitalen Transformation
Stuttgart, Germany - July 11, 2017
Die digitale Transformation bietet produzierenden Unternehmen enorme Wachstumschancen und attraktive Geschäftsmöglichkeiten in etablierten und neuen Märkten. Ein zentraler Teil ist die Unterstützung des Product Lifecycle Managements (PLM). Im Forum am 11. Juli 2017 vermitteln IAO-Experten und führende Anwender das wichtigste Know-how zur erfolgreichen Umsetzung von PLM in einer digitalisierten Welt auf Basis einer kompakten Mischung aus Anwendungswissen und Praxisvorträgen.

Register Now

 

CMPIC Configuration Management Certification and Training Schedule & Locations
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.

 CM Implementation

 June 7 - 8, 2017

 Bloomington

MN

 Courtyard Marriott Bloomington by Mall of America
7800 Bloomington Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425
Link to Map

CM Foundations

June 19 - 20, 2017

Charleston

SC

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport
5265 International Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29418
Link to Map

CM Identification

June 21 - 22, 2017

Change Management

July 17 - 18, 2017

CM Implementation

July 19 - 20, 2017

SCM: Strategies, Techniques & Tools
*Course not intended to teach basic CM principles.

July 24-27, 2017

Andover

MA

300 Brickstone Square
Suite 700
Andover, MA 01810
Link to Directions

 

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017

 

CMII/IPE 

Course Number

Course Title

CMII-01

The IPE/CMII Model

CMII-02

Structuring and Managing Requirements

CMII-03

Change Challenges and Proven Solutions

CMII-04

The CMII Closed-Loop Change Process

CMII-05

Operation, Maintenance and Logistics

CMII-06

CMII Implementation and Application

 

Event

Venue

Date

 

CMII-02 Online - June

Online Course

  • June 5, 2017 8:00 am

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CMII-03 Online - June

Online Course

  • June 5, 2017 8:00 am

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CMII-04 Online - June

Online Course

  • June 5, 2017 8:00 am

Register

CMII-05 Online - June

Online Course

  • June 5, 2017 8:00 am

Register

CMII-06 Online - June

Online Course

  • June 5, 2017 8:00 am

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CMII-01 Online - June

Online Course

  • June 5, 2017 8:00 am

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CMII-02 Online - July

Online Course

  • July 3, 2017 8:00 am

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CMII-03 Online - July

Online Course

  • July 3, 2017 8:00 am

Register

CMII-04 Online - July

Online Course

  • July 3, 2017 8:00 am

Register

CMII-05 Online - July

Online Course

  • July 3, 2017 8:00 am

Register

 

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.

 

Andover  

June

7,

2017 

Aras PLM Essentials 11

Troy  

July

12,

2017 

Aras PLM Essentials 11

 

 

 

 

 

Andover  

June

12,

2017 

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

Troy  

July

17,

2017 

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

 

 

 

 

 

Gröbenzell  

July

24,

2017 

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11 (Germany)

 

 

 

 

 

Andover  

June

19,

2017 

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

Troy  

July

24,

2017 

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo  

June

13,

2017 

Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)

Tokyo  

July

11,

2017 

Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo  

June

16,

2017 

Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)

Tokyo  

July

14,

2017 

Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo  

June

15,

2017 

Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)

Tokyo  

July

13,

2017 

Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo  

June

21,

2017 

Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)

Tokyo  

July

19,

2017

Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo  

June

2,

2017 

Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)

Tokyo  

June

23,

2017 

Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)

Tokyo  

July

21,

2017 

Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo  

June

9,

2017 

PLM Basics (Japanese)

Tokyo  

July

6,

2017 

PLM Basics (Japanese)

Course Descriptions, Calendar and Registration