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In this issue:

ARAS INNOVATOR 10: Preview, Install or Upgrade

FEATURED MIGRATION: Teamcenter to Aras

TECH TIP: Create Your Own Office Connector Document Type

ARAS FORUMS: Password Reset Required

FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Aras Innovator 10 SP2 Now Available

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs

It's a busy summer for PLM. If you are considering moving to Aras Innovator 10, we've got information, videos and more to help, and SP2 is out with support for IE 11. You can start planning ahead for Aras training and events through the summer and into the fall... and there's lots of news, blogs and tips as well.

ARAS INNOVATOR 10: Preview, Install or Upgrade

Aras Innovator 10 provides a new level of PLM platform scalability for enterprises with global supply chains and introduces the HTML5 interface which supports both the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers making PLM more accessible for business users.

Aras Innovator 10 is ideal for businesses that need to re-platform their PLM environment to support large extended enterprise user counts and rapidly growing data sets / big data.

Wherever you are in your Aras Innovator 10 planning, we've got your covered.

Just starting out and want to see what Aras Innovator 10 has to offer? Watch the latest Aras demo in English or watch the Aras demo in Japanese.

Ready to download and install Aras Innovator 10? Get the Aras download then get step by step instructions in this Aras Innovator 10 Installation Tutorial.

All set to get busy? This Getting Started with Aras Innovator 10 video will get you well on your way.

Thinking about upgrading to Aras Innovator 10? Take a look at this ACE 2014 presentation on Going to Aras Innovator 10.

FEATURED MIGRATION: Teamcenter to Aras

Nidec Motor Corporation: Teamcenter to Aras PLM in 134 Days

It seems like every day we get calls from Teamcenter users who are tired of dealing with the limitations and complexity of the Teamcenter environment and are longing for the freedom and flexibility Aras provides. If that sounds familiar, fear not. Migrating from Teamcenter to Aras is not as complicated as you might think.

Watch this short video and find out how Nidec Motor Corporation migrated 215,000 TC item masters representing 290,000 total item revisions and 320,000 files in just 134 days. And they did it with zero, yes zero, differences.

And if you want to know more, check out this on-demand webcast to learn about migrating your Teamcenter environment.

Tech Tip: Create Your Own Office Connector Document Type

The Aras Office Connector allows you to configure your own ItemType to contain files created in a Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, etc). This allows a great amount of flexibility to create any type of item that contains Office files, directly from the familiar Microsoft Office applications.

Check out this demonstration in which we show you how to customize the Problem Report ItemType supplied out-of-the-box with the Aras Product Engineering application.

The customization is a 3 step process and once complete, users can create Problem Report Items directly from Microsoft Word.

  1. Add required properties to the custom ItemType
  2. Create Office Document References to support the ItemType
  3. Create a new Document Type that references the custom ItemType

See how it's done @

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

SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: Aras Innovator 10 Service Pack 2 Now Available

The latest Service Pack for Version 10 is now available - SP2

SP2 provides enablement for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, along with a series of other enhancements and fixes.

SP2 details are available on the Documentation page.

SP2 is available to businesses with an active Aras subscription package, and companies with an Aras subscription receive free upgrades no matter how much customization you've done.

Subscribers can schedule a free upgrade to SP2 by contacting Aras support or your Aras certified partner.

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

ARAS NEWS: Kawasaki Heavy Industries Selects Aras for Enterprise PLM
Leading Global Manufacturer Chooses Aras Platform to Speed Global Product Development, Improve Agility and Drive Innovation

MCADCAFE: Aveillant Selects Aras and the Minerva Electronic PLM Solution to Drive Time-to-Market & Safety
Aveillant will implement Aras and the Minerva Electronic PLM solution to unify all product-related data, from engineering designs and changes to part and serial number tracking for post-sales support operations.

INDUSTRY TRENDS: The Internet of Things: New Challenges, New Opportunities for Manufacturers
Ready or not, the Internet of Things is coming. In fact, it's already here. Since 2007 we've had sensors in our car tires telling the central onboard computer when they are low on air. And that's just beginning. MIT Technology Review's...

DESKTOP ENGINEERING: ACE 2014 Focuses on Community
Gathering business, technology, and engineering professionals, ACE 2014 highlighted best practices for PLM and industry trends. Over 430 registrants attended the three day conference, representing over 24 countries.

To achieve its "design anywhere, manufacture anywhere" strategy in support of its global expansion goals, TitanX will rely on multiple Aras PLM capabilities, including advanced product data management

PLM IT REPORT: PLM für Schwergewichte
Für ein global agierendes Familienunternehmen mit komplexen Produkten ist es im internationalen Wettbewerb entscheidend, die Kundenanforderungen optimal zu erfüllen. Um dies zu errichen, müssen die Prozesse in der Produktenwicklung ständig verbessert werden. Hierfür eignet sich eine flexibel

FROM THE BLOG: Are You Needlessly Reinventing the Wheel?
I recently had the opportunity to take CIMdata's PLM Certificate Program and the following quote covered in the course material really struck me. "Up to 80% of the work done in an engineering department is identical or very similar to work...

SUPPLY & DEMAND-CHAIN EXECUTIVE: PLM to Optimize 3D Design Management
The initial implementation of Aras Innovator can provide e-bill of material (eBOM) management, including product configuration management, design change management and computer-aided design (CAD) integration. Together, this can facilitate Roki's strategy to provide 3D design and real-time collaboration

ACE 2014: Chicago Round Up & Slide Download
ACE 2014 kicked off the annual ACE series of global conferences with a bang! The energy at the conference was fantastic. Everywhere I looked collaboration was taking place, new connections were being made and cool new solutions were being designed.

NEW VIDEO: Autodesk Inventor Connector for Aras
Discover how the Inventor Connector for Aras enables you to fully leverage your investment in Autodesk Inventor by unlocking valuable data for the enterprise and extended enterprise with secure access and permissions, while allowing designers to continue working in their familiar Inventor environment.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

SAVE THE DATE - Details Coming Soon:
ACE Japan - Tokyo, Japan - October 7, 2014
ACE Japan - Osaka, Japan - October 10, 2014
ACE Europe - Bad Soden, Germany - October 21, 2014

設計・製造ソリューション展 (DMS)Tokyo, Japan - June 25, 2014 設計・製造ソリューション展(DMS)

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. 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

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

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.

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 - July 14-15, 2014, Plymouth, MI
CM Structures - July 16-17, 2014, Plymouth, MI
CM Dynamics - August 4-5, 2014, Plymouth, MI
CM Implementation - August 6-7, 2014, Plymouth, MI

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 Structures - October 6-7, 2014 Orlando, FL
CM Structures - October 8-9, 2014 Orlando, FL

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
Andover7/14/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover7/21/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover8/18/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
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
Tokyo7/3/2014PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo7/4/2014Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo7/15/2014Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo7/17/2014Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo7/18/2014Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo7/23/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo7/25/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
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

Course Descriptions, Calendar and Registration

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs
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  • Airbus
  • Akrapovic
  • Aquasoft
  • B&B Italia S.p.A.
  • BCR Environmental
  • Cando
  • CapGemini
  • Cofely
  • CSC
  • Cuscapi Innovation
  • Delta Kogyo
  • DFI
  • Digital Design Services
  • DWFritz Automation
  • East Cape Manufacturing
  • ECCO
  • ECI Telecom
  • Fiskars
  • FlexLink AB
  • Freudenberg
  • Hitachi
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • IBM
  • Indian Institute of Technology
  • Insitu
  • Ipek
  • Kitani
  • KML Engineering
  • Konica Minolta
  • Leica
  • Leprino Foods
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MAN Diesel
  • Maxx Orthopedics
  • MegaBrands
  • Mentech
  • Microline
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Neurotronics
  • Nexus
  • NIMR
  • NTT
  • Payport
  • PCC Structurals
  • Performance Designed Products
  • POET Design & Construction
  • PostJet Systems
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Schnieder Electric
  • Sina Com
  • Skyjack
  • SmarDTV
  • SMC
  • Soplar
  • Syncmold Enterprise Group
  • Syracuse University
  • Tata Technologies
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
  • Tobii
  • Toyota
  • TPK Solution
  • T-Systems
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Visionox
  • Yanmar Energy System
  • スズキ㈱
  • 中电华瑞技术有限公司
  • 日本車輌製造株式会社
  • 江苏由甲申田新能源科技有限公司
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