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In this issue:

ACE 2014: Japan & Europe RIGHT NOW


ARAS DEMO SERIES: Serious PLM Functionality


TECH TIP: Prevent Edit of Previous Versions

FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Aras Innovator 10 SP3 & New Videos Now Available

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs


Lot's going on this summer and even more during the fall. Catch up with us at a series of upcoming conferences, and come join us at ACE Japan and ACE Europe. GE talks about the challenges and benefits EBOM / MBOM integration, and SP3 is out for subscribers. Check it out.

ACE 2014: Japan & Europe RIGHT NOW

Don't miss ACE 2014 coming to Tokyo, Japan on October 7; Osaka, Japan on October 10; and Bad Soden, Frankfurt on October 21 & 22.

The theme of ACE 2014 is RIGHT NOW. Continuously accelerating development cycles, ever-changing market requirements, increasing complexity and trends such as the systems engineering, secure social, mobile and Industry 4.0 demand a flexible, scaleable and resilient PLM solution.

ACE 2014 emphasizes the many things global enterprises can do with Aras and Aras Innovator "right now" to address these challenges, and the impact Aras PLM can have on the business "right now." Right now, Aras has the features, functionality and advanced capabilities global businesses need to take PLM to the next level, whether that means integrating a mechatronics strategy, going beyond Engineering to everyone in the enterprise or extending PLM throughout the supply chain.

At ACE 2014 you'll hear a wide range of user case study and technical presentations, see product demonstrations and new solutions, meet Aras staff member and partners, and network with fellow Aras Community members. Aras CEO and Founder, Peter Schroer will deliver the keynote address live in Tokyo, Osaka and Bad Soden, Frankfurt.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Space is limited so reserve your seat now.

Details, Agenda & Registration:

October 7 - Tokyo -

October 10 - Osaka -

October 21/22 - Bad Soden, Frankfurt -


When GE Aviation, the world's leading provider of jet engines, wanted to integrate their EBOM and MBOM they asked themselves, "How hard can it be?"

The answer: A lot harder than they thought.

After several unsuccessful attempts with another major PLM system, GE was able to successfully incorporate their EBOM into their MBOM with zero escapes using Aras.

During the process GE migrated 171,000 Global Items, 262,000 Organization items, 43,000 BOMs and 818,000 Component lines to Aras and, by streamlining and automating processes, reduced the opportunity for error by 82%.

Watch the video to see a great explanation of the complexity of the EBOM to MBOM conversion along and the value of affected items, impact matrix effectivity and more in complex configuration management.

ARAS DEMO SERIES: Serious PLM Functionality

Earlier this year we introduced the Aras Demo Series - 30 minute Webcasts that are all product, no sales pitch making it easy to learn more about the rich functionality in Aras PLM.

Check out the on-demand versions of BOMs & Parts and Impact Matrix & Advanced Change, then sign up for our next live broadcast on Basic Customization.

Got a topic you want to learn more about? Let me know at

Register now for Aras Demo Series: Basic Customization
September 17, 2014 - 11:00am eastern time


It's that configuration management time of year and you've got two great opportunities to get up to speed on the latest CM trends and network with industry experts. Aras will sponsor and present CMII in a Massive Multi-Disciplinary World and the impact on PLM at both events so join us and learn about the latest best practices in complex configuration & change management.

CM Trends SWAT takes place August 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference covers the forward looking topics and trends in configuration management including new standards, process metrics, automation and more. Details & Registration at

The 27th Annual CMII Conference takes place September 22-23 in Orlando, Florida. This year's theme is Enterprise Configuration Management and Integrated Process Excellence. Details & Registration at Register by August 29th with promo code "Aras" and receive $100 off your registration fee.

TECH TIP: Prevent Edit of Previous Version

When an ItemType is set to "Versionable", Aras Innovator creates a new generation each time a user makes an edit to the Item. To prevent a user from making changes to earlier versions of an Item, you can assign a server Method to the desired ItemType using a server event.

See and example and get the method at

Aras subscribers, remember that the Tech Tips in our newsletters and blogs can be found in the Aras KnowledgeBase (Aras KB) in the Subscriber Portal

SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: Aras Innovator 10 Service Pack 3 Now Available

The latest Service Pack for Version 10 is now available - SP3

SP3 details are available on the Documentation page.

Subscribers can schedule a free upgrade to SP3 by contacting Aras support or your Aras certified partner.

New in the Subscriber Portal: ACE 2014 Videos

Check out the newest full-length videos added to the Subscriber Portal, including Peter Schroer on Resilient PLM and Kisters Digital Mock-up.

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

ARAS NEWS: Dr. Eigner Joins Aras board of advisors
Professor Eigner, an internationally recognized expert in PLM and model-based systems engineering, will work with Aras to build on the company's track record of growth and global expansion, drive innovation in PLM technology...

NEW VIDEO: GE Aviation - EBOM to MBOM: How Hard Can It Be?
The answer: A lot harder than you think. But with Aras PLM, they were able to successfully incorporate their EBOM into their MBOM with zero escapes.

TECHNOLOGY EVENUATION CENTERS: Kawasaki Heavy Industries Selects Aras PLM
Aras will enable KHI's commitment to sharing technological innovations across its multiple business units to maintain competitive advantage around the world.

FROM THE BLOG: Scrader Electronics - Flexible PLM for Agile Business
To maintain their business agility and rapid customer response time, Schrader turned to Aras to give them the control and flexibility they needed.

PLM CONNECTIONS: Boeing Insitu Leverages Aras Software to Reinvent PLM Strategy
Boeing Insitu switched to Aras for its PLM software needs. The company accomplished the rollout of the new system in less than 60 days and reported a 900 percent increase in improved new part releases after the Aras software was implemented.

IT PRODUCTION: Der Weg zu passgenauer Product Lifecycle Management-Unterstützung - Kostentreiber Customizing
Positiven einfluss auf die kostenseite der projekte versprechen Losungen wie die Aras innovator - Plattform, die auf Basis einer modellbasierten Software-Archiektur Anpassungen deutlich erleichtern konnen.

MCADCafe: NuStar Technologies Select Aras for Enterprise PLM
The breadth, depth and flexibility of the Aras Innovator platform will enable NuStar to re-imagine enterprise collaboration around product information to save money and resources while vastly speeding operations.

ACE JAPAN TOKYO 2014: JAMCO and Murata Manufacturing to Present at Aras 2014 Japan in Tokyo
JAMCO will present successful strategies for multi-CAD product lifecycle management with Aras Innovator. Murata will share best practices for addressing challenges in electronic circuit design and manufacturing.

ACE JAPAN OSAKA 2014: Murata Manufacturing and Yanmar Energy Systems to Present at ACE 2014 Japan in Osaka
Murata will present best practices for addressing challenges in electronic circuit design and manufacturing. Yanmar will share its strategy for IT business process improvement using Aras Innovator.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

CM Trends S.W.A.T.- San Antonio, Texas, USA - August 18, 2014
This event will cover the latest topics and trends in configuration management including new & updated standards, process improvement, metrics, software CM, automation, change management, and much more.

Aras Innovator Demo Series: Basic Customization- Virtual - September 17, 2014
This event will cover the latest topics and trends in configuration management including new & updated standards, process improvement, metrics, software CM, automation, change management, and much more. CM Trends will encourage active participation through daily workshops, question &

27th Annual CMII/IPE Symposium and Training- Orlando, Florida, USA - September 22, 2014
The Institute of Configuration Management's international conference provides companies from around the world, expert information and case study examples on how to implement the CMII best practices for configuration & change management. The focus of this year's event is on large

CMII Europe 2014- Hamburg, Germany - September 29 - October 1, 2014
CMII Europe 2014 is the de-facto standard used world-wide for improving and harmonizing business processes to avoid cost by reducing waste. Any organization operating in the corrective action mode spending a high ratio of their resources on intervention will benefit from the CMII method.

AIAG Automotive Engineering and Technology Forum- Southfield, MI - October 1, 2014
AIAG Automotive Engineering & Technology Forum focuses on the current and future IT-related technologies predicted to transform the vehicle as well as the entire automotive product development systems. The 2014 forum will address strategies, opportunities and solutions in

CIMdata PLM Roadmap 2014- Plymouth, Michigan, USA - October 2, 2014
PLM Road Map™ 2014 provides an independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the industry germinate and take root. The theme for this year's conference is "PLM-enabled Continuous Product

ACE 2014 Japan- Tokyo, Japan - October 7, 2014
ACE 2014 Japan provides attendees an opportunity to learn about next generation product lifecycle management and collaborate on PLM best practices for addressing the complex challenges of global product development.

ACE 2014 Japan- Osaka, Japan - October 10, 2014
ACE 2014 Japan provides attendees an opportunity to learn about next generation product lifecycle management and collaborate on PLM best practices for addressing the complex challenges of global product development.

Product Innovation Congress 2014- San Diego, California USA - October 12, 2014
PI San Diego 2014 brings together R&D, Engineering and IT experts to discuss approaches to innovation and the technologies being deployed, integrated and developed.

ACE 2014 Europe- Bad Soden, Frankfurt - October 21, 2014
If you're starting a new PLM initiative or replacing an old one, thinking about moving from PDM to PLM, or growing your existing Aras PLM implementation, ACE Europe is the place for you.

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 - September 22-23, 2014 Hampton, VA
CM Structures - September 24-25, 2014 Hampton, VA
CM Dynamics - October 20-21, 2014 Hampton, VA
CM Implementation - October 22-23, 2014 Hampton, VA

CM Foundations - Sept 30-Oct 1, 2014 Orlando, FL
CM Structures - October 2-3, 2014 Orlando, FL
CM Dynamics - October 6-7, 2014 Orlando, FL
CM Implementation - October 8-9, 2014 Orlando, FL

CM Foundations - December 8-9, 2014 San Diego, CA
CM Structures - December 10-11, 2014 San Diego, CA
CM Dynamics - January 12-13, 2-15 San Diego, CA
CM Implementation - January 14-15, 2015 San Diego, CA

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.

Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 20-24
Ann Arbor, MI - December 1-5

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Agenda & 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 & Language Days
Andover8/25/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover9/15/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover9/22/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover10/13/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover10/20/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover11/10/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover11/17/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover12/8/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Tokyo9/4/2014PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/5/2014Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/9/2014Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo9/11/2014Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/12/2014Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/17/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo9/19/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo10/16/2014PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo10/17/2014Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo10/21/2014Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo10/23/2014Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo10/24/2014Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo10/29/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo10/31/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Shenzen9/18/2014Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Taipei8/21/2014Developing Solutions (Taiwan)2
Taipei9/18/2014Configuring Solutions (Taiwan)2

Course Descriptions, Calendar and Registration

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs
  • AERS
  • AgustaWestland
  • Amscan
  • ANCA Motion
  • Aquasoft
  • Armstrong Aerospace
  • BAE Systems
  • BHEL
  • BioNex
  • Burton
  • CAE
  • CapGemini
  • Carlisle
  • Crane
  • DDS
  • Dow
  • DW Fritz
  • Eaton
  • ETI Simulation & Engineering
  • Foxconn
  • Fuji
  • Fujitsu
  • Glasair
  • Goken
  • GoMax Electronics
  • GSEO
  • Hartford
  • Honda
  • Imperial Tobacco Group
  • Infor
  • Insitu
  • Intel
  • Intersoft Electronics
  • ITT
  • Jayem Automotive
  • Johnson Matthey Royston
  • Kawasaki
  • Kollmorgen AB
  • KOSO
  • KPMG
  • Laird Technologies
  • LexisNexis
  • Looxcie
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • MCOR
  • Mibio Medical
  • Mitsubishi
  • Motorola
  • Murata Manufacturing
  • NEC
  • NOK
  • NTT
  • PACE Aerospace
  • Panasonic
  • PCC Structurals
  • Performance Designed Products
  • Rügenberg GmbH
  • Schrader Electronics
  • Sinfonia Technology
  • Solteam
  • South West Jiaotong Unversity
  • Storkrubber
  • Syncmold
  • Tata
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
  • Tecnodinamica S.r.l.
  • TPK Solutions
  • Tracker
  • T-Systems
  • Unisensor A/S
  • University Lyon
  • 东风锻造有限公司
  • 华泰益兴
  • 川崎
  • 関電システムソリューションズ株式会社
  • 鬼怒川