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Aras Newsletter

February 2017

 

In this issue:

 

ACE 2017: Last Chance to Register

ENGINEERING.COM: Boeing, Airbus & the Hardship of Dealing with PLM Obsolescence 

ARAS NEWS: Schaeffler Selects Aras for 20,000 Users

TECH TIP: Extending the Aras Platform using Class Libraries

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs & more

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

 

Catch up with us at ACE 2017 in March  The conference is right around the corner and spaces are filling up so be sure to reserve your spot - Can't wait to see you there!

 

ACE 2017: Last Chance to Register

 

ACE 2017 is coming up fast and it is shaping up to be a great event. Our annual conference brings together industry leaders and PLM experts from around the world to connect, collaborate and share best practices which can advance your PLM strategy.

The agenda will feature presentations and interactive sessions on industry topics such as:

  • Managing product complexity
  • Systems Engineering and MBSE
  • A new approach to Manufacturing Process Planning
  • Quality Systems for effective corrective and preventive actions (CAPA)
  • Integrating Hardware and Software to Design for IoT
  • Agile implementation and Bi-modal IT strategies

Presenters include Microsoft, Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding, Sandia National Laboratories, Lord Corporation, Lear, Pabst Beer and many others.

 

Spaces are filling up so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Conference Details

Date: March 21 - 23, 2017

Location: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville

Agenda, details & registration: www.aras.com/ACE2017

 

ENGINEERING.COM: Boeing, Airbus and the Hardship of Dealing with PLM Obsolescence 

 

Check out this recent article in Engineering.com titled "Boeing, Airbus and the Hardship of Dealing with PLM Obsolescence."  It discusses how major companies like Boeing and Airbus, are figuring out how to take advantage of newer, more modern technologies that will help improve business processes.   Both companies are struggling with outdated, legacy PDM systems which lock-in data making it difficult to adapt processes and react quickly to changing business conditions.  

 

"Currently, we're a bit encumbered with the customizations that we've put in place. We're also encumbered with the proprietary data standards that are used inside those systems. So today, for us to incorporate new technology and capabilities becomes a very hard integration activity," said Brian Chiesi, engineering director at aircraft manufacturer at Boeing.

 

"You cannot transform the data or transform the company if you don't have access to the data - they are mutually benefiting each other. The digital transformation is dependent on getting the data from the PLM environment, and we are benefiting from adding functionality to the PLM backbone through those digital capabilities," explained Anders Romare of Airbus.

 

Peter Bilello from CIMdata says that the solution to the challenges that Airbus and Boeing face is the solution sets they have must be sustainable, upgradable, maintainable and configurable.  The companies need to learn how to adapt and embrace new disruptive technologies.

  

The article does a good job outlining these critical issues, and clearly this is where we / Aras can (and are) helping with our open architecture, open access to data, flexibility and upgradability even when solutions are heavily customized. 



Read the full article: http://aras.com/plm/003426 

 

ARAS NEWS: Schaeffler Selects Aras for 20,000 Users

 

We recently announced that Schaeffler, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, select Aras to support its Engineering Cockpit application. Their Engineering Cockpit provides up to 20,000 users worldwide with role-based access to information across multiple disciplines, interfaces, systems, and authoring tools to make better decisions.

Schaeffler will use Aras to:

  • To drive their digital transformation iniatitive in product development and manufacturing
  • Deliver a company-wide solution for the configuration and change management process
  • Enable Schaeffler's data integrity and product configuration control across the enterprise
  • Efficient management of service requests
  • Cross-disciplined communication as product data and engineering processes are spread over the whole supply chain

Read the full announcement: http://aras.com/plm/003422 

 

SUBSCRIBER TECH TIP: Extending the Aras Platform using Class Libraries

 

Aras Innovator uses Methods to provide business logic to applications running on the Aras platform. In this article, you will learn how to extend our platform by creating and registering a Microsoft Class Library (DLL) to provide custom logic to an application.


For this demonstration, you will need to obtain Visual Studio 2015 or greater and have access to an Aras Innovator development environment server. In the example, a Microsoft Class Library will be created that performs a specialized date/time manipulation.



Visit the Subscriber Portal for the full Tech Tip.

 

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, etc.

 

ENGINEERING.COM: Boeing, Airbus and the Hardship of Dealing with PLM Obsolescence

Former French president Charles de Gaulle once famously complained about the difficulty of governing a country that had 246 different kinds of cheese. In the time since that statement was made, life for both societies and enterprises has become even more complicated, and the hardship of ruling diversity, illustrated by this "cheese analogy," has grown exponentially. http://aras.com/plm/003426

 

CIMDATA: Schaeffler Group Selects Aras for Engineering Cockpit for 20,000 Users

Digital transformation is one of the key issues at Schaeffler. The Engineering Cockpit application is one of the central tools to connect all disciplines and systems. The Engineering Cockpit is a web-based application allowing direct access to development data for a large number of development centers. It supports the company-wide configuration and change management in the initial phase. http://aras.com/plm/003427

 

TENLINKS: Aras Announces Industry Presentations for ACE 2017

ACE 2017 features business presentations from Huntington Ingalls, Microsoft, Valley Fine Foods, IBM, Akrapovič, Carestream, Sandia, Lord, Pabst, and other industry leaders. In addition, application and demo tracks feature overviews of the latest version of the Aras PLM Platform, including MPP, Tech Docs, and Quality Management, and presentations on PLM implementation strategy. TENLINKS: Aras Announces Industry Presentations for ACE 2017. http://aras.com/plm/003428

 

BEYOND PLM: The best PLM for Product Innovation Platform

Have you heard about Platformization and Product Innovation Platforms? Platformization is a new trend that was outlined by several industry analysts and research companies. Check out CIMdata dossier about Platformization here. Innovation is a such a good word - all PLM companies are promoting their software now as Product Innovation Platforms. http://aras.com/plm/003429

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more 

 

NSRP Joint Panel Meeting - Charleston, SC - March 7, 2017

Joint panel meeting with Business Technologies, Planning, Production Processes & Facilities, Ship Design & Material Technologies and Commonality Working Group. http://aras.com/plm/003413

 

Aras Innovator Demo Series: Community Projects and Custom Look & Feel on Aras Innovator Forms - Virtual - March 9  

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? In this demo Aras Labs team member Eli Donahue will show you how to change your forms with just a little bit of work and access the community project with example styling. http://aras.com/plm/003425

 

OMG Technical Meeting - Chicago, IL - March 20, 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. http://aras.com/plm/003414

 

ACE 2017 - Nashville, TN - March 21-23, 2016

If you're starting a new PLM initiative or replacing an old system, thinking about moving from PDM to PLM, or growing your existing Aras implementation, ACE is the place for you. http://aras.com/plm/003333

 

Automotive Design & Production Webinar: Power the Business of Engineering - Virtual - March 30,

2017

AD&P magazine hosts the webinar "Powering the Business of Engineering for Automotive Suppliers" to leverage PLM to reduce risks, improve predictability. See how a common digital platform ensures collaboration, process repeatability. http://aras.com/plm/003424

 

More Industry Events: http://www.aras.com/events/ 

 

  

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 Foundations - St. Augustine, FL - March 21 - 22, 2017

CM Identification - St. Augustine, FL - March 23 - 24, 2017

Change Management - St. Augustine, FL - March 27 - 28, 2017

CM Implementation - St. Augustine, FL - March 29 - 20, 2017

 

 

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.

 

Ann Arbor, MI - March 6 - 10, 2017

 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - June 12 - 16, 2017

 

Boston, October 2 - 6, 2017

 

NEW: PLM Basics e-learning class: http://aras.com/plm/003308 

 

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Agenda & Registration

 

 

CMII/IPE Upcoming Sessions

 

CMII Basics

Seattle, WA - March 6 - 9, 2017

Arlington, TX - March 13 - 16, 2017

  

CMII Comprehensive

Seattle, WA - April 10 - 23, 2017

Arlington, TX - May 15 - 18, 2017

 

CMII Course Schedule - Registration

 

CMII Basics

Stuttgart, DE -  March 6, 2017

Stuttgart, DE - March 8, 2017

 

CMII Comprehensive
Stuttgart, DE -  April 24 - 27, 2017

CMII Course 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

4/5/2017

Aras PLM Essentials 11

3

Andover

4/10/2017

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Andover

4/18/2017

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

4

Andover

6/7/2017

Aras PLM Essentials 11

3

Andover

6/12/2017

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Andover

6/19/2017

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

4

Andover

10/2/2017

CIMdata PLM Certification

5

       

Gröbenzell

5/29/2017

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11 (Germany)

5

Gröbenzell

7/24/2017

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11 (Germany)

5

       

Osaka

3/17/2017

PLM Basic (Japanese)

1

Osaka

3/24/2017

Aras Innovator Basic (Japanese)

1

Osaka

4/21/2017

PLM Basic (Japanese)

1

Osaka

5/19/2017

PLM Basic (Japanese)

1

Osaka

6/16/2017

PLM Basic (Japanese)

1

       

Tokyo

3/10/2017

Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

3/15/2017

Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)

2

Tokyo

3/17/2017

Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

4/6/2017

PLM Basics (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

4/7/2017

Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

4/11/2017

Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)

2

Tokyo

4/13/2017

Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

4/14/2017

Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)

1

Tokyo

4/19/2017

Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)

2

Tokyo

4/21/2017

Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)

1

       

Troy

3/6/2017

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Troy

5/3/2017

Aras PLM Essentials 11

3

Troy

5/8/2017

Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions 11

5

Troy

5/15/2017

Aras Innovator Developing Solutions 11

4