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ACE 2013: ACE Japan - September 26, 2013

NEW FUNCTIONALITY: Secure File Exchange


RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVES: Content, Features & Functionality

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs

ACE Japan, ACE Europe and lots of other great events to get PLM info in this month's newsletter.

And if you need help to get your global PLM strategy to the next level, get in touch. We can point you to additional materials, get you connected with expert partners and provide budgetary estimates and quotes so you'll have everything you'll need to deliver PLM results.

ACE 2013: ACE Japan - September 26, 2013

ACE 2013 Japan takes place on September 26th in Tokyo and this year's event is bigger than ever. The full-day event includes Aras user presentations, multiple track breakout sessions, the rapid-fire Solution Showcase and a networking reception.

ACE 2013 Featured Presentations include:

  • Hitachi on Document Management to PLM
  • Korea KOSO on PLM in the Supply Chain for Competitive Advantage
  • Aras & PDM Integrations
  • ECAD & MCAD Working Together
  • Aras PLM & SolidWorks EPDM Integration
  • Multi-CAD Gateway for Aras Innovator
  • PLM Template for Connecting Design Information
  • Full Text Search & Document Folder Tree
  • Microsoft SQL Server Performance Benchmark
  • Component Engineering for Innovative Products
  • Aras & Make-to-Order Design Operation

ACE 2013 JAPANでは日立様、Korea Koso様のユーザー事例紹介をはじめ、サプライチェーンにおけるPLM、改革を促進するコンポーネントエンジニアリング、Aras PLM &受注生産オペレーション、マルチCAD、全文検索といったトピックを扱います。この機会に是非ご参加ください!

We invite you to join us and learn about the next generation of PLM technology and network with Aras users, partners and other community members.

ACE 2013 Japan is free to attend, but registration is required.

Full Agenda, Details and Registration at

NEW FUNCTIONALITY: TRUaras - Secure File Exchange

TRUaras is a Cloud service that embeds Trubiquity's advanced managed file transfer (MFT) capabilities inside your Aras workflows so that you can share and exchange large CAD files, technical data packages, manufacturing data, inspection and test results, and other intellectual property with full security, tracking and traceability.

Secure file exchange replaces disconnected multi-step procedures, such as FTP, and non-secure methods, such as email and consumer file sharing sites, to enable users to safely and confidently collaborate from within the Aras PLM environment across the extended enterprise with customers, suppliers, outsourcing partners and contract manufacturers.

Included at no charge in every Aras download, TRUaras is ideal for companies that need to exchange large sets of files with suppliers, such as CATIA, Creo and NX assemblies, or for companies that frequently transmit product designs such as PDX files to contract manufacturers.

Secure File Exchange Features & Functionality:

  • Powerful - Allows global supply chain partners with thousands of users to securely manage transfers of large, complex sets of files
  • Seamless - Embedded in the Aras PLM platform for an integrated user experience and maximum productivity
  • Performance - Industry leading transfer speeds with high availability and uptime
  • Encryption - Endpoint-to-endpoint security capabilities via authentication and multi-layer encryption including 128-bit SSL, 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and 1024-bit private key
  • Traceability - Complete audit trail of all file transfers including the date & time, companies and individuals that conducted file uploads/downloads
  • Visibility - Track and monitor file movement in real-time from pending transfer status to post transfer receipt
  • Compliance - Support for Odette OFTP2 compliance and export compliance such as ITAR and EAR (Export Administration Regulations)

Learn more about TRUaras.


Formerly known as the Item Folder solution, Collaboration Folders is an Aras Community Solution that offers a quick and easy way to organize multi-level folder structures for both files AND items. It's simple, intuitive and very powerful. And it was just updated for Aras Innovator 9.4.

Collaboration Folders offers a quick & easy way to organize multi-level folder structures for files and items.

With the Collaboration Folders solution, each folder can list attachments (files) or controlled (related) items such as documents and parts (poly item list). It also enables the creation of folder structures from folder templates.

The Multi-level Folder Tree Grid allows dropping files onto folder rows. Users can view, lock and unlock items. You can also add controlled items or sub folders to folder rows.

Folder Templates enable the creation of pre-defined folder structures with pre-defined files or controlled items linked. These get copied to folders created from a template.

Team Access facilitates collaboration on data managed in folders by allowing access permissions to team members with roles: Manager, Member or, Guest for example. In addition, the entire folder structure or sub structures can have their own "private" teams.

Folder Structure combined with Team Access make this solution an effective way to organize, manage, share and collaborate on attached files and controlled documentation in hierarchical folders with other Aras users over the web.

This free solution has been downloaded over a 1000 times already and is being used in production by a wide range of Aras users.

Go get it on the Aras Project Portal

RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More

DESKTOP ENGINEERING: Aras Bears Down on the Problem of Multi-CAD Data Management
Aras, best known for championing open source and more recently, cloud-based PLM, is the latest vendor to trumpet the multi-CAD cause, adding an array of enhancements in its latest release to improve the performance of multi-CAD data management. Aras 9.4, the company's major release for the year, employs...

CIMDATA: Esterline Selects Aras PLM Platform for Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management
Esterline Korry chose Aras for scalability, flexibility and robustness of the functionality for configuration and change management of complex electromechanical systems with integrated requirements management, program management, risk management and quality compliance.

Create the EBOM directly from the CAD structure? You bet! ITI TranscenData, an Aras PLM Partner, developed a Pro/ENGINEER (CREO) Connector for Aras. With this direct CAD integration, updating the EBOM is as simple as a few simple clicks.

In this interview with Rob McAveney, Director of Product Management learn about several different ways in which customers are using Aras, including tooling management, formula & recipe management and customer relations management.

MCAD CAFÉ: Aras to Present at Boeing and Northrop Grumman 2013 GPDIS Conference on Using 3D PDF to Integrate PLM Visualization with Secure Social
John Sperling, Aras Vice President of Product Management, will present "Using 3D PDF to Integrate PLM Visualization into Secure Social" at 9:30am on Wednesday, September 11th. Aras, a GPDIS sponsor and founding member of the 3D PDF Consortium, will highlight the combination of secure social capabilities in the PLM platform with product data...

Aras CEO Peter Schroer recently put a stake in the ground when he said that ALM & PLM aren't just best friends; they are, in fact, one in the same. ALM must have requirements management, workflow, lifecycles, user and access rights controls, test case and test results traceability, source code vaulting and more.

PARTNER VIDEO: PLM on Your Tablet & Mobile Device
Aras partner WhiteHawk Software designed a solution that provides users access to information stored in Aras with any mobile device, expanding the capabilities of Aras to help your company solve an even bigger array of problems in the field or on the shop floor.

IT & PRODUCTION: Open Source-System fokussiert Multi-CAD-Management
Aras veröffentlicht eine neue Version ihrer Proudct Lifecycle Management-Plattform: Die letzte Überarbeitung von Aras Innovator bietet erweiterte Unterstützung für Multi-CAD-Management.

3D CAD PORTAL: Esterline Selecciona Aras, la Plataforma de PLM para Administración del Ciclo de Vida del Producto
Aras es Seleccionado por su Escalabilidad, Flexibilidad y Robustez de Configuración y Administración de Cambios parta Sistemas Electromecánicos Complejos

ACE SPOTLIGHT: 3D Multi-CAD Converter
Aras partner Elysium developed this solution to address global enterprises' need for better 3D data interoperability and collaboration. The solution automates the conversion of CAD data to other formats, including CATIA, Creo, NX, JT, SolidWorks and more.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Aras Announces Latest Release of Aras Innovator
The new release features a series of CAD-focused enhancements enabling Aras to deliver best in class multi-CAD management performance and includes numerous other scalability, performance and usability improvements.

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVES: Content, Features amp; Functionality

Aras Innovator 10.0.0 BETA3 is now available to Subscribers. Download it and send us your feedback

ACE USER VIDEO: Dedicated Computing: Our Journey Implementing Aras
Dedicated Computing has 16 business processes implemented on the Aras platform, including engineering project management, pre-production order management, CAPA, customer escalation, qualified supplier, new part creation, change notices and more.

We're loading all the Tech Tips from our Blog into the Subscriber Portal, so they are always available. New tips being added every week, so check back often.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

INDUSTRY EVENT: North Eastern SolidWorks User Conference - Westford, MA - September 13, 2013
Attendees will learn from 28 Technical SolidWorks sessions in 4 time slots, connect with some of the best SolidWorks users, and discover and Learn about some exciting products to help you with SolidWorks by visiting the product...

ACE EVENT: ACE 2013 Japan - Tokyo, Japan - September 26, 2013
ACE Japanは、ユーザ事例紹介や技術的なセッションなどを交えた、参加者による情報交換の場です。今回は"DO MORE"をテーマに掲げ、Arasをより先進的に、より柔軟に、そしてよりコラボレーティブにご活用頂けるよう、具体的かつ有益な情報をご提供させて頂

INDUSTRY EVENT: CMII Europe 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland - September 30, 2013
CMII Europe is the leading conference on enterprise-wide Configuration Management. Attendees will learn how to achieve cost avoidance through reduced rework with enterprise configuration and change management. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss ...

INDUSTRY EVENT: AIAG Automotive Engineering and Technology Forum - Southfield, MI - October 2, 2013
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 2013 forum will address strategies, opportunities and...

PARTNER EVENT: Design Excellence Forum - St Louis, MO - October 4, 2013
Learn about all the latest advances in manufacturing technology. Get the heads up on SolidWorks 2014, polish up your CAD skills, take a look at FDM and Polyjet 3D printing, and much more! Then kick back and relax at our Happy Hour.

PARTNER EVENT: Design Excellence Forum - Cleveland, OH - October 8, 2013
Learn about all the latest advances in manufacturing technology. Get the heads up on SolidWorks 2014, polish up your CAD skills, take a look at FDM and Polyjet 3D printing, and much more! Then kick back and relax at our Happy Hour.

INDUSTRY EVENT: Product Innovation Chicago 2013 - Chicago, IL - October 9, 2013
Product Innovation Chicago 2013 unites R&D, Engineering and IT providing insight and inspiration into product information creation, development and management. The event features end-user led, real-world case studies in a cross industry...

PARTNER WEBCAST: The Value of using ARAS for Quality Planning - virtual - October 10, 2013
Aras Quality Planning provides enterprise organizations with comprehensive tools and processes to manage risk, improve quality and attain environmental, regulatory, safety, medical and other forms of compliance. Learn how to...

INDUSTRY EVENT: 26th Annual CMII Conference - Las Vegas, NV - October 21, 2013
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 & ...

ACE EVENT: ACE 2013 Europe - Bad Soden, Germany - October 29, 2013
Join us at ACE 2013 Europe to discover all the ways Aras is doing more so you can DO MORE: More Solutions, Applications and Capabilities. More Scalable, Secure and Open Platform. More Collaboration, Integration and ...

PARTNER WEBCAST: Automate Engineering Change Management with ARAS - virtual - November 19, 2013
See a demonstration of ARAS's Enterprise Change Management Capabilities including best practice templates for full CMII Compliance, Simple ECO or Custom Workflow for Complex Products

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 - Sept. 24 - 25, 2013, Orlando, FL
  • CM Structures - Sept. 26 - 27, 2013, Orlando, FL
  • CM Dynamics - Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2013, Orlando, FL
  • CM Implementation - Oct. 2 - 3, 2013, Orlando, FL
  • CM Foundations - Oct. 21-22, 2013, Hampton, VA
  • CM Structures - Oct. 23-24, 2013, Hampton, VA
  • CM Dynamics - Nov. 18-19, 2013, Hampton, VA
  • CM Implementation - Nov. 20-21, Hampton, VA
  • CM for IT amp; SW Development, Nov. 4-7, 2013, Orlando, FL
  • CM Standards amp; Practices Update - Nov. 18-20, 2013, San Diego, CA
  • CM Foundations - Dec. 9-10, 2013, San Diego, CA
  • CM Structures - Dec. 11-12, 2013, San Diego, CA
  • CM Dynamics - Jan. 13-14, 2014, San Diego, CA
  • CM Implementation - Jan. 15-16, 2014, 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.

  • Upcoming Sessions
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA - September 16 - 20, 2013
  • Birmingham, UK - October 21 - 25, 2013
  • Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - November 11 - 15, 2013
  • Oslo, Norway - November 18- 22, 2013
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - December 2 - 6, 2013

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.

Location Date Course Name / Language Days
Andover9/9/2013Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover9/23/2013Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover10/7/2013Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover10/14/2013Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover11/4/2013Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover11/11/2013Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover12/9/2013Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Osaka9/6/2013PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Osaka9/17/2013Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Osaka9/19/2013Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Osaka9/20/2013Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Osaka10/11/2013PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Osaka10/22/2013Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Osaka10/24/2013Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Osaka10/25/2013Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/6/2013PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/10/2013Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo9/12/2013Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/13/2013Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/18/2013Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo9/20/2013Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Shenzen9/12/2013Configuring Solutions (Chinese)2
Taipei9/12/2013Developing Solutions (Taiwan)2
Wuhan9/5/2013Aras Solutions and Administrator Training (Chinese)2
Wuhan9/26/2013Developing Solutions (Chinese)2

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
  • 3M
  • AIM AB
  • Aisin
  • Alessi
  • ANCA Motion
  • APD
  • ASEI
  • Atos IT Solutions and Services
  • B&B Italia S.p.A.
  • BAE Systems
  • Bausch + Lomb
  • Beltom
  • Bradley
  • Brightsource
  • CapGemini
  • Celxpert Energy
  • Compac
  • CRI
  • Denel Aerostructures
  • Draker Energy
  • Dynamatic Technologies
  • Erie Institute of Technology
  • Fuji Xerox
  • General Dynamics
  • Hitachi
  • Humax AutoInfortainment
  • IBM
  • ITT
  • JMac Tool
  • Key Safety Systems
  • Kisters AG
  • KTH - Royal Institute of Technology
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Looxcie
  • Luxshare
  • MAN Diesel
  • Melling Products
  • Murtech Energy Services
  • NASA
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Optimares
  • Phoenix International
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Ralson
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • SC Electronic Interactiv
  • Scojet
  • Server Alliance
  • Simopro Tech
  • Sinyo information tech
  • Spectrolab
  • Streamliner
  • Syncmold
  • TAFE
  • Tata Technologies
  • TDK
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
  • The Woodbridge Group
  • Thermal Gradient
  • Tohatsu
  • T-Systems
  • Turku University Of Applied Sciences
  • UTI
  • Walter Hunger KG
  • Westmark Products
  • Wipro
  • Xerox
  • いすゞ
  • 川崎
  • 横浜
  • 广州致远电子股份有限公司
  • 方泰电器
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