Connecting Applications to Extend and Customize Technology

Connector Matrix

The ability to seamlessly connect applications is critical in today’s complex system environments. Aras connectors are an example of the platform’s open architecture allowing the creation of new capabilities that extend and customize technology.

Connect to Extend Technology


Managing CAD data is an essential task for any company. Leveraging CAD Data and working with multiple PDM systems is a bigger task. Aras Innovator can work with other PDM systems to connect all of your Multi-CAD CAD data to a single enterprise PLM system.

Office Connector

Office Connector extends the benefits of PLM to Excel, Word, and Outlook. Users can manage documents while working within the familiar, easy to use Microsoft environment.

Andersen Automation Use Case

Learn about Andersen’s project to automate business functionality with the use of the Microsoft Office Connector. See their approach and benefits achieved. From the 2019 ACE Conference.

Fundamentally CAD Agnostic

The Aras Innovator Platform is unique in the way that it did not emerge from the need to manage a specific type of CAD. 

Innovator manages all CAD with equal fidelity in a unified environment.  Connectors are available through a variety of partners who leverage our open APIs to build robust integrations.

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Own the Lifecycle

End-to-end actionable data to transform products and businesses. 

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Connect Everything

Capture your complete, evolving product definition and allow teams across the enterprise to follow a product’s digital history and all of its related digital assets.


Secure External Access

Improve productivity and collaboration by securely sharing designs with outsourced partners. A flexible approach for connecting partners, suppliers, and manufacturers.

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Component Engineering

Simplifies component selection, approval, sourcing, and compliance processes. Aras' partnership with IHS provides access to over 450 MM parts.

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Document Management

Manage critical information created throughout the engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance of products.



As your product is developed, it goes through certain stages. Aras's Workflow capabilities allow you to manage the process and see where your product stands.

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Visual Collaboration

Capturing the conversation demystifies how decisions are made. Visual Collaboration enables users to mark up and comment on items inside the system. 

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