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-- REGISTER NOW - Aras Community Event 2010 China Series
-- NEW TRAINING - Online Training for Aras Innovator at / i GET IT
-- FEATURED PROJECT - Open Source AutoCAD Integration
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

Lot's of great opportunities for your company to gain insight and collaborate on PLM strategy and practices this fall. ACE across China, the launch of PLM-Training, AFTIC and CMPIC conferences and more. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out this month's newsletter to learn more and can get even more at the new web site

REGISTER NOW - Aras Community Event 2010 China Series
Join us next month for the upcoming Aras Community Events going on in cities across China and Taiwan. There's a new and updated agenda that's full of solution overviews, best practice sessions and user presentations.

These events are great for everyone. Whether you are just learning about Aras or have been using the solutions for years. You will get the insight and information needed to take your company's PLM strategy to the next level with Aras.

There will be sessions and corporate case studies on companies in China using Aras for High Tech Electronics, Automotive, Industrial, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Medical Devices and others. Will also be roadmap presentations, technical tracks, round table discussions, collaboration, networking and a lot more.

Dates and Locations:

  • 9/13/2010 - Hong Kong, China
  • 9/14/2010 - Hong Kong, China
  • 9/15/2010 - Wuhan, China
  • 9/16/2010 - Shanghai, China
  • 9/17/2010 - Taipei, Taiwan
Registration: Free to Attend - No Fees (Space is Limited)

About ACE 2010 China Series 這將是一場難得的用戶交流盛會 (Aras Community Event), 也是您帶領企業更上一層樓的機會,活動中將有許多成功使用Aras的企業受邀到場共同分享技術優勢與實施經驗,我們的顧問團隊也將從規劃面、執行面、及技術面,帶您深入探討不同的行業別採用Aras解決方案的方法,我們衷心邀請您能夠撥冗參加這場盛會,也期待能傾聽您的寶貴意見。

Details, Agenda and Registration

NEW TRAINING - Online Training for Aras Innovator at / i GET IT
You probably saw in last month's newsletter that we've been updating and expanding our curriculum for live in-person training. If you missed it, can check out the new course descriptions and schedule at the Aras University site.

Well, now in addition to that... our long time partner, Tom Gill of TAG Consulting, has started offering Aras Innovator online training tutorials at and on the Tata Technologies online engineering training site for PLM and CAD called i GET IT.

The initial offerings include User Interface & Navigation and Administration. The purpose of these tutorials is to help new users get familiar with concepts used in Aras Innovator.

They are really useful for companies that are doing broad user rollouts, as well as, those that are conducting Aras evaluations.

Tom tells me that a number of additional tutorials, including a series for the Aras Solution, are currently under development and will be available shortly.

The online tutorials by are sold as annual subscriptions starting at $25.

Learn more at

FEATURED PROJECT - Open Source AutoCAD Integration
This month we thought we'd highlight a really useful open source project that's currently being developed by Prodeos. They continue to crank out really slick add-on solutions. This time it's an in-session AutoCAD integration.

Check out the video demo recording preview

Now, for those of you that are not familiar with open source and are not really sure how it works. Prodeos is developing this AutoCAD integration. When they are finished, they plan to make it freely available to everyone (no license cost)... and because the source code will also be available, anyone can enhance and improve it.

This is increadibly powerful. Your company can get a great integration that's completely extensible for no cost. You can't get this kind of freedom, flexibility and control anywhere else. Open innovation is really revolutionary.

More details at Open Source PLM @ Prodeos blog

CMPIC CM:TRENDS 2010 - San Diego, CA - September 27 - 29, 2010

Remember to join us out in San Diego next month for the annual CMPIC global conference, CM:TRENDS. CMPIC embraces all aspects of Configuration Management best practices including CM process, automation, industry standards and professional organizations. Presentations cover the different facets of CM from government to commercial best practices, as well as, current and future trends in CM automation with presentations from Nexteer Automotive, Donaldson Company, Whirlpool, ITT Defense and others industry experts including Aras.

My presentation will be "Coordinating Configuration Management Across the Enterprise" after lunch Tuesday 9/28 at 1pm.

Air Force Information Technology Conference (AFITC) 2010 - Montgomery, AL - August 30 - September 2, 2010

AFITC is the premier conference for keeping Air Force IT users, developers and managers current on the latest technologies. AFITC 2010 highlights how the Air Force is using IT hardware, software, and services today and in the future to assist in accomplishing its air, space, and cyberspace missions. Visit the Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) booth at the conference, find out more and say hello.

AFTIC 2010 - - 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 training sessions are FREE for Aras Unlimited subscribers.

Also, a series of new online training tutorials by Aras partner TAG Consulting are available at

United States

Sept 20 - Aras Configuring Solutions **NEW** (5 days) - Boston, MA

Sept 27 - Aras Developing Solutions **NEW** (4 days) - Boston, MA

Oct 11 - Aras Configuring Solutions **NEW** (5 days) - Boston, MA

Oct 18 - Aras Developing Solutions **NEW** (4 days) - Boston, MA

Nov 1 - Aras Configuring Solutions **NEW** (5 days) - Boston, MA

Nov 15 - Aras Developing Solutions **NEW** (4 days) - Boston, MA

Nov 29 - Aras Configuring Solutions **NEW** (5 days) - Boston, MA


Sept 10 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo

Sept 13 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

Sept 16 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo

Oct 8 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo

Oct 13 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

Oct 20 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo

Nov 5 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo

Nov 9 - Aras Innovator Administration - Tokyo

Nov 17 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Tokyo

China & Taiwan

Sept 2 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei

Sept 9 - Aras Innovator Solutions & Administration - KunShan

Sept 11 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - WuHan

Sept 16 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei

Sept 23 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - KunShan

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
Accenture India
Accenture South Africa
Aerocon Engineering Company
AKAS Medical
Arens GmbH
Aristocrat Technologies
Ascenx Technologies
Bangkok Metropolis Motor
Bowal GmbH
CapGemini India
Celxpert Energy
China Laser
Cooper Standard
Department of Defense
Edison Global Circuits
Epsilon Composite
Feichtinger GmbH
Fraunhofer IPK
Fuji Xerox
HCL Infosystem
HCL Technologies
Hermes EDV Dienstleistungen
Infosys Technologies
L-3 Communications
Liebherr Aerospace
Macauto Industrial
Mahindra Satyam
Mason Corporation
McKechnie Aerospace
MphasiS an HP Company
Northrop Grumman
Panacis Medical
Queen's University
Royal Industries
Schnell Motoren
SMC Corporation
Tata Technologies
Tect Aerospace
US Navy
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