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Aras Community Newsletter -- March 2012
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in this issue
-- REGISTER - Aras ACE 2012 International (May 1-3 in Troy Mich USA)
-- CAST YOUR VOTE - Collaborate & Contribute Awards
-- RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More
-- UPCOMING EVENTS - CMPIC, CIMdata
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

Every vote counts, cast your ballot for this year's Collaborate & Contribute Awards to show your appreciation for the best solution contributions... and now's the time to register for ACE 2012 International (if you haven't already).

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

In just five (5) more weeks we'll all be at ACE 2012 International. Our global conference is in the Troy, MI (Detroit area) this year and if you're coming, you'd better get the details and make your plans fast. You can register here.

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

We bring 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
  • Kolcraft Enterprises
  • American Italian Pasta Company
  • Satcon Technologies Corporation
  • 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.

Agenda, Overview, Hotel Info and Free Registration


CAST YOUR VOTE - Collaborate & Contribute Awards

We need your vote for the Collaborate & Contribute Awards to recognize some of the most proactive members of the corporate community. Recipients will receive the award at the upcoming ACE 2012 International conference.

Vote now through April 20, 2012

Select your choices based on:

  • - Significance
  • - Popularity
  • - Impact

Vote for your TOP 3 nominees:

  • Ability to easily copy previous item versions - Seiko Epson
  • Alternative structure browser for large assemblies - Minerva
  • AML Studio Editor - Gentex Corporation
  • Aras connector to SolidWorks EPDM workflow state triggering definition - Fisher-Unitech
  • Classification dialog filtering - Lear Corporation
  • Client refresh synchronization improvement - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Configurable grid fill/copy down - Lear Corporation
  • Discover Innovator community edition search solution - NorthRidge Software
  • Enterprise search integration open source option - Alcove9
  • Expanded grid control customization capabilities - GETRAG FORD Transmissions
  • File converter plug-in API enhancements - Softech
  • Drag & drop files to desktop - Carestream Health
  • Gantt chart filtering range capabilities for printing - Mitsubishi Power Systems
  • Get item repeat config API enhancements - xPLM
  • Improved security capabilities for single user identity with over 300 groups & roles - COMPAL
  • Italian Language Pack - Focus PLM
  • Item save efficiency streamlining - Maxion Wheels / Hayes Lemmerz International
  • Enhanced replication transaction resubmit - ECCO
  • Enhancements to connector support for multiple CAD file types in SolidWorks EPDM - Spartan Motors
  • Firefox browser client for Mac/Apple - ECCO
  • Glyf button to launch secondary screens from grids - Sonnax
  • Impact matrix item optimization - Lear Corporation
  • Language pack administration improvements - GETRAG FORD Transmissions
  • Multiple new views of project data - MOTOROLA
  • Named baseline comparison capabilities - Sandia National Laboratories
  • Recursive event handling improvement - Mitsubishi
  • Retrieval of multiple different CAD assembly configurations enhancement - Carnaud Metalbox Engineering
  • Simplified export to Excel - Carestream Health
  • Team security permissions structure improvement - Lear Corporation
  • Workflow enhancements for versionable items - NSK Steering

Recognize these innovators and show your appreciation by casting your Vote.

Vote -- Simple One Page Ballot (should take less than a minute)

...and just like in past years, "Yes" you can forward to your colleagues to vote, and "No" you shouldn't vote more than once yourself :-)


RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More

Webcast Recording - What's New in Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM
See a demo of the functionality & features in this hot new solution that's optimized for companies that run SolidWorks

Desktop Engineering - CPAC Systems Deploys Aras Enterprise PLM
"We considered and even tried several PLM options, but in the end selected Aras and Minerva. The ability for us to download Aras free of charge, get familiar with it and understand the full capabilities of the product was essential for us to mitigate risk," said Stefan Lundgren, Hardware Team Leader at CPAC Systems AB

Aras Blog - Global Product Development with Aras PLM
Carestream Health, a world leader in medical imaging, healthcare information solutions, dental imaging and more, has been an Aras subscriber for a number of years. Many considerations went into their decision to deploy Aras.

Minerva Blog - Our five most popular videos about Aras Innovator
So, we're not publishing a lot of slideshows about the features we could provide on a powerpoint, we are simply presenting the solution demonstrating how it works just like we were in the same room showing you the software live.

Aras Blog - Kicking off a Regional Aras Community Group in Five Steps
Our corporate community is HUGE. There are vast numbers of open corporate users as well. And more people are discovering Aras PLM every day. Here are some great tips on Creating a User Group.

PLM alpha - Every Company's Processes are Complex, Different and Constantly Changing. (PERIOD)
The founding vision of Aras is that every company has unique and complex data & process models, and that software should be adapted to fit those models, rather than the business compromised to fit the software. We also firmly believe that healthy companies change, in fact they should be changing frequently to grow, compete and improve.

PLM alpha - Aras Innovator, High Level Architecture Diagrams
Here are a couple architectural diagrams for Aras Innovator that we use to describe the platform. These support the previous post, Aras Innovator, High Level Architecture Description.

PLM alpha - File Vaulting, Distributed Vaulting and Replication Scenarios with Aras
Regardless of where the File is physically stored, the entire configuration of vault servers appears as a single logical vault to the end users. Users search for and view documents without considering which vault server is streaming the files.

Aras German Blog - PLM Alphas: für technologiebegeisterte PLM-Experten
Ähnlich wie Alphatiere eine Führungsrolle innerhalb einer Gruppe übernehmen, setzen die PLM Alphas neue Maßstäbe beim Einsatz einer PLM-Software. PLM Alphas sind absolut erfahrene PLM-Experten und technologiebegeisterte Fachleute.

CNET Japan - セイコーエプソン株式会社がエンタープライズPLM としてAras を導入
(Translation: Seiko Epson Corporation Selects Aras as Enterprise PLM Backbone)


UPCOMING EVENTS - CMPIC, CIMdata

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 - Orlando FL - April 2 - 5
  • SCM: Strategies, Techniques & Tools - Ottawa ON - Apr 9 - 12
  • CM Assessor Certification - Orlando FL - Apr 16 - 18
  • CM Foundations - Myrtle Beach SC - Apr 17 - 18
  • CM Structures - Myrtle Beach SC - Apr 19 - 20
  • CM Dynamics - Myrtle Beach SC - Apr 23 - 24
  • CM Implementation - Myrtle Beach SC - Apr 25 - 26
  • 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

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

  • Apr 9 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA
  • 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

Japan

  • Apr 6 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo
  • Apr 10 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Tokyo
  • Apr 12 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo
  • Apr 13 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Tokyo
  • Apr 18 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 1 - Tokyo
  • Apr 20 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 2 - Tokyo
  • 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

China & Taiwan

  • Apr 19 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei
  • 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
  • Accenture
  • Aero Design & Manufacturing
  • Agri-Therm
  • AMEC Earth and Environmental
  • Anvertis
  • ASTI Electronics
  • Atlas Copco Craelius AB
  • Audi
  • AVEVA
  • Axis Photonique
  • Beckman Engineering
  • Boeing
  • CapGemini
  • CEBI POLAND Sp. z o.o.
  • Columbia River Carbonates
  • COMCRAFT
  • CSC
  • Departamento Ingeniería del Diseño U.S.
  • DHS
  • Digital Signal Corporation
  • Diversien S.A.S
  • Emerson
  • EPSON
  • Epyon Power
  • Hangzhou Dunli Medical Instruments
  • Hitachi
  • Honda
  • Humax AutoInfortainment
  • HYDROCONTROL Spa
  • Imasen Electric Industrial
  • Infosys
  • Interchinatool
  • Intersed Ukraine
  • ITT
  • Jet Aviation
  • Kyocera
  • Quincom
  • Luleå University of Technology
  • Luxshare Precision Industry
  • Mahindra Satyam
  • Medtronic
  • Mecanizados Industria Auxiliar
  • NCR
  • NEXCOM
  • NobleTek
  • Omnitech Electronics
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Perei Lighting
  • Physical Electronics
  • Rejlers Ingenjörer AB
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Roding Automobile GmbH
  • SAIC
  • SCSK株式会社
  • Shanghai Legion NOVA Energy
  • Shanghai Qingshan
  • Siemens Industry Software
  • Sogeclair Aerospace
  • Tata Consulting Services
  • Tradeline Electronics Group
  • T-Systems International GmbH
  • Universidad de Sevilla
  • US Army
  • Weichuan
  • Westport Shipyard
  • Wipro Technology
  • Xerox
  • Zephyr Photonics
  • アルプス電気(株)
  • ウィッツェル株式会社
  • デジタルプロセス株式会社
  • 三菱重工業株式会社
  • 京セラ株式会社
  • 住友精密工業(株)
  • 日本アイ・ビー・エム・サービス株式会社
  • 株式会社 アルゴグラフィックス
  • 株式会社 日立情報システムズ
  • 株式会社アルゴグラフィックス
  • 野村総合研究所
  • 金航数码科技有限责任公司