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-- REGISTRATION IS OPEN - Aras ACE 2012 International
-- VIDEO - Aras Engineering Change and the New Impact Matrix
-- SUBSCRIBER NOTICE - Service Pack 1 Now Available
-- UPCOMING EVENTS - NPD World Tour, Global Energy Forum, SolidWorks World, PLM Innovation
-- TRAINING - Upcoming Sessions
-- DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs

ACE 2012 International registration is open, and if your company has achieved new successes with Aras over the past year, get in touch with me about presenting / sharing your story.

Open users, that means you... time to give back... people really want to hear what you've been able to accomplish... you're the real Rock Stars.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - Aras ACE 2012 International

ACE 2012 International is coming in early May and will be in the Detroit area again this year. You can get details and register now.

The agenda is filling up with some excellent speakers, learning sessions, collaboration opportunities and a lot more. You'll hear how leading companies have put Aras to work and network with people like yourself that are taking global PLM to the next level with Aras.

Whether you're extending your Aras deployment or just starting your PLM initiative and looking into Aras, you'll get the insight and information you need to achieve success.

Topics will include:

  • User Case Study Presentations
  • Global Product Development
  • Integrated Quality Management
  • Sustainable Product Development
  • Outsourcing and the 21st Century Supply Chain
  • Simplifying Complex Configuration Management
  • Using Process Innovation as a Competitive Advantage
  • Systems Engineering, Mechatronics and Requirements Management
  • Multi-site Replication for Distributed Deployments
  • Implementing Aras across the Enterprise
  • Understanding Aras Basics
  • Special Purpose Interfaces and Alternate Clients
  • Enterprise Search, Business Intelligence and Mobile
  • Integrations, Web Services and Federation with Aras
  • Showcase of New Solution Projects & Products
  • Cloud PLM and the New Frontiers
  • Aras Roadmap Release Plan and much more

Conference Details

Date: May 1 - 3, 2012 (2.5 days)
Location: Marriott in Troy, Michigan (close to Detroit USA)
Registration: Free to Attend - No Fee - Registration Required

Our events are specifically designed to give you time to meet and talk with other people that have similar challenges to the ones you face at your company. We've got extended breaks, added even more end user speakers and created lots of opportunities for you to connect with your peers.

You could say that ACE is kind of like "PLM unplugged". Its energy-packed, unrehearsed and unscripted... you get PLM strategy combined with in-depth knowledge and real-world experience. You see what others are doing with Aras, get ideas for the future, meet Aras team members and network & collaborate until the wee hours of the night. And you'll have a great time doing it.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Agenda, Overview, Hotel Info and Free Registration

VIDEO - Aras Engineering Change and the New Impact Matrix

In our latest open release last year we introduce a really powerful feature that a lot of people still don't know about called Impact Matrix.

The Impact Matrix introduces a new integrated capability for Engineering Changes that enables the easy analysis of all affected items during the planning process.

When adding a part to a change order, a list appears with the areas where that part is used. The assembly structure dynamically refreshes so the where-used analysis always remains up to date on a single screen for better visibility.

This may seem trivial, but it's a big deal if you've got a deep product structure where parts, assemblies, components and software/firmware are reused across a wide range of product lines or systems.

Recently, our very own Rolf did a tutorial on the basic principles of the Impact Matrix utilizing a typical change scenario. It gives you a sense of the inherent power built into the Aras platform and how it can be applied in your business.

Watch the Video on Aras Change Management Impact Matrix

SUBSCRIBER NOTICE - Service Pack 1 Now Available

The latest Service Pack for Version 9.3 is now available - SP1

SP1 includes items important to enterprise users:

  • New visualization capabilities from Actify, including the ability to convert native CAD files to a neutral format and visualize
  • Fully integrated framework to easily setup, administer, manage and monitor file conversions
  • Mechanism to drag and drop files from inside the client to Windows folders
  • Improved client performance with client-side caching of Metadata
  • Additional bug fixes and enhancements

SP1 details are available on the Documentation page.

SP1 is available to companies with an active Aras subscription package, and companies on subscription receive free upgrades regardless of the amount of customization they've done to their system.

Subscribers can schedule a free upgrade to SP1 by contacting Aras support or an Aras certified partner.

UPCOMING EVENTS - NPD World Tour, Global Energy Forum, SolidWorks World, PLM Innovation

Microsoft Global Energy Forum - Houston, TX - Jan 31, 2012

The Global Energy Forum addresses the operational challenges in the energy industry and provides insight into the latest technology innovations and solutions from exploration and discovery to extraction, refining, distribution and customer service. Aras will be featured for the innovative solutions on the Aras PLM platform for process management, regulatory compliance, enterprise asset management, business intelligence and more.

Global Energy Forum - - Agenda & Registration

NPD World Tour Scandinavia - Copenhagen, Denmark - Jan 31, 2012

NPD New Product Development World Tour in Scandinavia explores different types of collaborative NPD experiences and Target Costing methods to understand how to reduce costs and minimize risks while improving brand image and gaining the competitive edge. Hear best practice case studies from industry leaders including Volvo, SKF, Philips, Merck, Electrolux, GlaxoSmithKline and many more.

NPD World Tour - - Agenda & Registration

SolidWorks World 2012 - San Diego, CA - Feb 12, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 is the biggest SolidWorks event of the year. Find out about the latest in 3D design technologies and hear about new solutions for companies that run SolidWorks. Network with SolidWorks employees, other users, solution partners and resellers, and learn how your company can work faster and more efficiently with Aras EPLM for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM.

SolidWorks World - - Agenda & Registration

PLM Innovation 2012

The PLM Innovation conference is the only independent PLM event in Europe bringing together world class speakers and thought leaders to discuss the continuing evolution of PLM. The conference presents an opportunity to network with your peers, understand new PLM processes and see how PLM can help you with critical elements of your business.

PLM Innovation - - Agenda & Registration

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.

  • CM Dynamics - Panama City FL - Feb 21 - 22
  • CM Implementation - Panama City FL - Feb 23 - 24
  • CM Foundations - Stafford VA - Jan 30 - 31
  • CM Structures - Stafford VA - Feb 1 - 2
  • CM Dynamics - Stafford VA - Feb 27 - 28
  • CM Implementation - Stafford VA - Feb 29 - Mar 1
  • CM Standards & Practices Update - Orlando FL - Feb 27 - 29
  • SCM: Strategies, Techniques & Tools - Orlando FL - Mar 19 - 22
  • ANSI/EIA-649 NEW Rev. B Course - Orlando FL - March 26 - 28
  • CM for IT & SW Development - Orlando FL - April 2 - 5
  • SCM: Strategies, Techniques & Tools - Ottawa ON - Apr 9 - 12
  • CM Assessor Certification - Orlando FL - Apr 16 - 18
  • CM Foundations - Myrtle Beach SC - Apr 17 - 18
  • CM Structures - Myrtle Beach SC - Apr 19 - 20
  • CM Dynamics - Myrtle Beach SC - Apr 23 - 24
  • CM Implementation - Myrtle Beach SC - Apr 25 - 26

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.

  • Upcoming Sessions
  • Atlanta, GA - Feb 6 - 10
  • Birmingham, UK - Mar 12 - 16

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - - 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 Aras training sessions are FREE for companies with an active Aras subscription.

Also, there are several self-paced, online training tutorials available at the Tata Technologies engineering training site called i GET IT. Use the "TAG-10-RES" discount code for 10% off i GET IT training on Aras, as well as, all the other i GET IT training offerings.

United States

  • Feb 6 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA
  • Feb 20 - Aras Developing Solutions (4 days) - Boston, MA
  • Mar 5 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA
  • Mar 19 - Aras Developing Solutions (4 days) - Boston, MA
  • Apr 9 - Aras Configuring Solutions (5 days) - Boston, MA


  • Feb 3 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo
  • Feb 7 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Tokyo
  • Feb 9 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo
  • Feb 10 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Tokyo
  • Feb 15 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 1 - Tokyo
  • Feb 17 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 2 - Tokyo
  • Mar 9 - Aras Install and PLM Basics - Tokyo
  • Mar 13 - Aras Innovator Administration 1 - Tokyo
  • Mar 15 - Aras Innovator Workflow - Tokyo
  • Mar 16 - Aras Innovator Administration 2 - Tokyo
  • Mar 21 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 1 - Tokyo
  • Mar 23 - Aras Innovator Developer & API 2 - Tokyo

China & Taiwan

  • Feb 16 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei
  • Mar 8 - Aras Innovator Administration - Taipei
  • Mar 8 - Aras Innovator Administration - Wuhan
  • Mar 29 - Aras Innovator Developer & API - Taipei

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
  • Airbus
  • Airtech Vacuum
  • Alfastampi
  • Altior
  • ASPE Srl
  • ASTI Electronics India
  • Atec Schleifmaschinen
  • Atos
  • Black Swan Solar
  • Boeing
  • CAE
  • Chemtrol
  • Chevron
  • China Academy of Sciences
  • Cognizant
  • DELO Industrie Klebstoffe
  • Donaldson Company
  • Elain
  • Elecsys Corporation
  • eseo
  • Essar Oil Refinary
  • Exere Philippines
  • FlexLink AB
  • Foxconn
  • G-Tech
  • HCL
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hi-P
  • Hitachi
  • Hubbell Power Systems
  • Hydrocontrol
  • Infosys
  • Insitu
  • INTELIZIGN Engineering Service
  • ITT
  • Kalypso
  • MAN
  • MasterCraft
  • Mitsubishi
  • Motorpro Corporation
  • NobleTek
  • PCC Structurals
  • Precision Mechatronics
  • Ramko Injection
  • RYOIN Co.,Ltd
  • SAIC
  • Satcon Technology Corporation
  • ShenZhen Institutes of Advanced Technology
  • Sichuan University
  • Spartan Motors
  • Star Micronics
  • Syntel
  • TCS
  • Tect Aerospace
  • Tejas Networks
  • The Woodbridge Group
  • T-Systems
  • Union Equipamentos
  • UTC
  • Verdermag Global
  • VIVICOM snc
  • Weichuan
  • Wipro
  • コア・コンセプト・テクノロジー
  • デジタルプロセス株式会社
  • パイオニアFA1
  • 上海大郡动力控制技术有限公司
  • 兰州交通大学
  • 北京泰龙有限公司
  • 华润微电子
  • 日産自動車株式会社
  • 株式会社 日立情報システムズ
  • 株式会社 横河ブリッジ
  • 株式会社MCOR
  • 株式会社アルゴグラフィックス
  • 株式会社エスワイシステム
  • 株式会社コアコンセプト・テクノロジー