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Aras Announces Availability of Cadence OrCAD Connector

OrCAD Integration with Aras PLM Provides Seamless, Secure Bidirectional Connection

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – January 12, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced the availability of the OrCAD Connector for Aras. Developed by Aras partner CycleOp, the OrCAD Connector provides a seamless and secure, bidirectional integration to Cadence’s OrCAD, saving time, eliminating manual data entry and improving the accuracy of Bill of Materials (BOM) and other product-related information managed by Aras’s PLM platform.

With the OrCAD Connector for Aras, electronic design engineers manage layout configurations more effectively and all PCB children are linked with matching part numbers, reference designators and instances. Designers create and update BOM and schematic data directly from within the OrCAD environment, and both DSN and PDF files are seamlessly saved as part of the overall product configuration in Aras and can be included in Aras change processes. Rule-based settings enable customization of the integration connector without complex programming.

“Integrating EDA with the PLM backbone for mechanical CAD, software and firmware lifecycle processes is essential for a complete systems engineering approach,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Robust connectivity with the electronic design tools means much greater personal productivity for global design team members and seamless coordination of all product-related information managed by our PLM platform.”

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About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm