CAD Integration

Don't Get Locked In

CAD data is a key component of product design and supports a wide range of downstream processes including virtual prototyping, work instructions, and technical publications.

Managing CAD data through enterprise processes provides a huge advantage for the business and is often a top priority of PLM initiatives.

Aras CAD Integration

Leverage All Your CAD Data

PDM with Aras provides secure and consistent management of the creation, change and archive of information from all popular MCAD and ECAD systems.

Integration with PDM/PLM makes it available across the enterprise as well as supply chain partners and fully integrates it with part and BOM structures.

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Key Features

  • Connectors available for all popular MCAD and ECAD tools
  • Single integrated environment for managing multi-disciplinary, multi-tool CAD data
  • CAD file lifecycle status management, versioning and user access control
  • Part and BOM items extracted and synchronized with PDM/PLM
  • CAD and documents automatically linked to corresponding parts
  • Viewables automatically created for Visual Collaboration

Aras CAD Data Management

See how Aras CAD Data Management provides full CAD IP management within a PLM context, across a wide range of popular authoring tools, enabling companies to use their vital product information in a safe, secure environment.

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  • A single system integrated with enterprise processes for all engineering data reduces unnecessary errors and delays
  • Supports global product development and supply chain collaboration strategies
  • User authentication and access management increases control over critical intellectual property
  • Ability to include CAD data in all PLM processes increases engineering efficiencies


PLM and PDM capabilities are powered by Aras Applications which are available on either an Open or Subscription basis.

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CAD Connector

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