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ACE 2013 EUROPE: Draws PLM Pros from More Than 10 Nations



ACE 2014:April 29 - May 1 in Chicago

RECENT NEWS:Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVES:Content, Features & Functionality

UPCOMING EVENTS:Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING:Upcoming Sessions

DOWNLOADS:Recent Installs

More activity than ever in the Aras Community... and We're Hiring! We're looking for the best & brightest in the PLM industry and we've got more than a dozen job openings. See which position is right for you and apply at

ACE 2013 Europe Draws PLM Pros from More Than 10 Nations

ACE 2013 Europe was held Bad Soden, Germany on October 29 & 30. It was a great event with record turnout as Aras users - present and future, partners, industry leaders and members of the Aras global team all came together to network, share best practices, see what everyone else is doing and find out what's next for the most advanced PLM technology on the planet.

Futurist and change management guru, Ton Zijlstra set the table with an interesting presentation that showed how fast our world changes today and the important role community will play in the future. Then Aras President and Founder Peter Schroer shared his vision for the Future of PLM, stressing the need for resiliency and openness in PLM solutions, and the importance of people in the product lifecycle.

Aras users shared their experience and expertise in a series of presentations that included Carestream Health on PLM as a platform for Implementing Successful Transformational Changes, Schrader Electronics on how to Build a PLM Skyscraper by selecting the right PLM provider and implementation partner, North Sea Electronics on why choose Aras for PLM in Harsh Environments in the high temp and high pressure world of electronics design, and Breton SpA on PLM implementation from Commercial Configuration to Order Development for Industrial Machinery.

Attendees also got to talk one-on-one with seasoned Aras users, including GETRAG Ford, Alessi, Freudenberg and more, in the UnConferenced Sessions. They met with partners, including ACE 2013 Europe Gold Sponsor T-Systems International, NTT Data, Kisters, Seeburger and xPLM, and they saw the latest innovations from Focus-PLM, Minerva, AESSiS, Softech, ITI TranscenData and others in the Solution Showcase.

The Aras Tech team rounded out the 2-day event with presentations on What's New & Coming Soon from Aras, Change Management, Secure Social and Visual Collaboration, Digital Mark-up, Requirements Management, and the Aras Roadmap.

It's hard to believe all that took place in just 2 days. That's the power of the Aras Community at work.

>See pictures and download presentations from ACE 2013 Europe


If you love PLM and want to drive the next generation of PLM technology, Aras could be the place for you. We are growing fast and we need smart, forward thinking people.

We have multiple Job openings in:

  • Community Development / Sales
  • Marketing - US & Germany
  • Product Management
  • Product Development Support - US & Japan Finance Consulting

We're also recruiting interns for Summer 2014.

Check out the website at for details and the application process.

FEATURED USER: GETRAG FORD Transmissions Drives Innovation and Transforms Processes with Aras Global PLM Platform

Learn how GETRAG FORD Transmission (GFT), a tier 1 global automotive supplier, replaced costly and inefficient legacy systems and implemented aras for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), CAPA with 8D, Budget and Project Management, Enterprise CAD and so much more.

Formed in 2001 as a joint venture between GETRAG and Ford of Europe, GFT is the largest independent supplier of passenger car transmissions worldwide. The company ships more than 3.4 million transmissions per year and is an integral supplier to all the world's major automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Rolf Huesemann, PLM Project Manager at GETRAG, is taking full advantage of all the Aras platform has to offer. "The Aras platform is used not just to automate, but to develop new business processes at GFT," said Hussemann. "As a result, our company can react much more rapidly to customer demands and market conditions than in the past. The upshot is that because of Aras our business has gained flexibility, speed and efficiency."

Since implementing the Aras platform, GFT has streamlined and standardized processes, improved cross-functional communication - internally and with suppliers and partners, and achieved greater product quality and timelier product launches.

Read the complete GETRAG FORD story at

ACE 2014: April 29 - May 1 in Chicago

Aras is pleased to announce that ACE 2014 will take place April 29th through May 1st at the Chicago O'Hare Marriott in Chicago, Illinois USA. SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER NOW.

After three great years in the Detroit area, we are excited to be bringing the Aras Community Event (ACE) back to Chicago.

You can expect everything they've come to love about ACE - informative presentations from your peers, breakthrough applications and solutions, the latest technologies, and lots of great networking with professionals, partners and Aras team members from around the world.


ACE is a users' conference through and through, and the #1 reason you said you attend ACE is to learn about what your peers are doing with Aras.

Presenting at ACE is also a great way to share your lessons learned, experiences and accomplishments with others in the community. Topics range from recognizing the need for PLM, your process for selecting PLM, implementation insights, migration from legacy systems, the automation of complicated processes, custom integrations and more. There really is no limit.

If you'd like to share your story at ACE, let Terri Delfino know.

As always, ACE 2014 is FREE TO ATTEND but registration is required.
Early registration is available at

Be sure to bookmark the ACE 2014 site and check it often for updates on presenters, exhibitors and other news.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Secure Social and Visual Collaboration

Earlier this year, we announced the first ever CAD to 3D PDF converter embedded in a PLM vault server.

With Secure Social and Visual Collaboration we're building on that strategy with a whole new level of online view, comment and mark-up for documents, drawings, images, media, 3D models and more, that shatters the barriers of usability while providing a level of context, security and control not currently possible in PLM with social computing.

Check out this prototype demo and look closely at the user interface for a sneak peek at what's coming soon in Aras.

Watch the video at

RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More

ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Migrate to Modernize Boeing Insitu Reset PLM & You Can Too
Eleven months into its PLM implementation, Boeing Insitu business found itself almost a year behind schedule and severely over budget. In this webcast you'll hear first-hand how they...

CIMDATA: Auditdata A/S Selects Aras and the Minerva PLM Medical Device Solution
October 2013 - Auditdata's implementation of Aras and the Medical Device PLM includes all of the information required to manage Design History File, Device Master Record, parts and...

FROM THE CEO: Aras CAD Connector Strategy: Chaos or Genius?
I am often asked why Aras has multiple CAD Connectors for the same CAD application. The reason is simple: we believe in healthy competition. By inviting all the partners in the Aras open...

CREO COMMUNITY: Lear Corporation's Change Impact Analysis through PLM
Change cycles can eat up valuable product development time - taking companies weeks, and sometimes months, to make one change. One of the ways in which Aras helps reduce change...

INDUSTRY TRENDS: PLM Licensing is so Old School
The way enterprise PLM software is licensed to businesses is wrong, period. Pay now. And pay later. Then pay even more. And why not pay for things you can't even identify. Traditional PLM...

SUPPLY & DEMAND-CHAIN EXECUTIVE: Product Lifecycle Management for Image Sensing
Image Sensing Systems' implementation of Aras includes integration to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, new product development, supply chain...

ACE SPOTLIGHT: Problem Solving Report
How easy is it to customize Aras? So easy that Ron Cuatt of Spartan Motors, who is not a programmer, developed the Problem Solving Report solution in one weekend. Using the out-of-the-box...

TECH TIP: Understanding the 3D Measurement Tool in 3D PDFs
As we announced earlier this year, we're the first to provide embedded CAD to 3D PDF converter in a PLM platform. This enables users across the extended enterprise to view all...

TEAMCENTER COMMUNITY: A How-To Guide for Successful PLM Implementation
Waterfall or Iterative? In the world of software development and systems implementation, the argument is almost as heated as tastes great or less filling. A simple Google search will turn up...

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVES: Content, Features amp; Functionality

Did you know the Aras Subscriber Portal contains full-length versions of Aras user presentations?

Find these and others on the EXTRAS page of the Aras Subscriber Portal.

  • CNH Reman - Rolling Out Aras PLM
  • Dedicated Computing - Our PLM Journey
  • Motorola - Advanced Project Portfolio Management

Watch now @

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

PARTNER EVENT: YDC CADVANCE Solution Day 2013 - Kanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan - November 15, 2013

PARTNER WEBCAST: Automate Engineering Change Management with ARAS - Virtual - November 19, 2013
Virtual - November 19, 2013 - In this webinar you'll see a demonstration of ARAS's Enterprise Change Management Capabilities including best practice templates for full CMII Compliance, Simple ECO or...

日経BP ものづくりフォーラム2013 autumn - Tokyo, Meguro-Gajyoen - November 26, 2013

PARTNER EVENT: YDC CADVANCE Solution Day 2013 in Osaka - Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan - November 29, 2013
基調講演:「マルチCAD管理における業界最速のパフォーマンスを実現するArasの最新バージョンのご紹介」Aras Innovatorの最新リリースではCAD関連機能が拡張され、マルチCAD...

PARTNER WEBCAST: Automate Engineering Change Management with ARAS - Virtual - December 10, 2013
In this webinar you'll see a demonstration of ARAS's Enterprise Change Management Capabilities including best practice templates for full CMII Compliance, Simple ECO or...

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 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
  • CM Foundations - Feb. 25 - 26, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Structures - Feb. 27 - 28, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Dynamics - Mar. 3 - 4, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Implementation - Mar. 5 - 6, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Assessor - Mar. 24 - 26, 2014, St. Augustine, FL
  • CM Foundations - March 24 - 25, 2014, Falls Church, VA
  • CM Structures - March 26 - 27, 2014, Falls Church, VA
  • CM Dynamics - April 14 - 15, 2014, Falls Church, VA
  • CM Implementation - April 16 - 17, 2014, Falls Church, VA

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
  • 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
Andover12/9/2013Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions (English)5
Andover1/6/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions (English)5
Andover2/3/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions (English)5
Andover3/3/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions (English)5
Andover1/20/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions (English)4
Andover2/10/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions (English)4
Andover3/10/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions (English)4
Tokyo12/10/2013Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo11/15/2013Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/13/2013Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/27/2013Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo12/18/2013Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo11/29/2013Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/20/2013Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/6/2013PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/14/2013Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/12/2013Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Seoul11/28/2013Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Korean)2
Seoul11/27/2013Aras PLM Basics (Korean)1
ShangHai12/5/2013Configuring Solutions (Chinese)2
ShangHai12/5/2013Configuring Solutions (Chinese)2
Shenzen11/14/2013Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Taipei11/14/2013Configuring Solutions (Taiwan)2
Taipei12/12/2013Developing Solutions (Taiwan)2
Wuhan11/28/2013Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Wuhan12/19/2013Aras Solutions and Administrator Training (Chinese)2
Wuhan12/19/2013Aras Solutions and Administrator Training (Chinese)2

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
  • 3M
  • Agusta Westland
  • Aquasoft
  • ASEI
  • Beltom
  • Bombardier
  • CAD Vision
  • Carlisle
  • CEBI
  • CGR Technologies
  • Chorus Motors
  • Cofely
  • DA-Design Oy
  • Daintree Systems
  • Dongguk University
  • Eco Power Design
  • Flextronics
  • GP Acoustics
  • Groupe Leblanc
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Honda
  • Huron Casting
  • IBL
  • iGATE
  • Image Sensing Systems
  • Infolution ITS
  • Innotec
  • Inputek
  • JADE
  • Kawasaki
  • Key Safety Systems
  • KPIT Technologies
  • Kunlong Petro
  • Laird Technologies
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Luxshare Precision
  • MCOR
  • Mitsubishi
  • Murata Manufacturing
  • Nangoku
  • Nexteer
  • NHM
  • Panasonic
  • Pangeo
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Rohm
  • Sandvik
  • Schnell Aerospace
  • Scojet
  • Seeing Machines
  • Sikorsky
  • Sitrusllc
  • SRCTec
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tect Aerospace
  • TPK Solutions
  • Trafo Power & Electricals
  • University of Bologna
  • Wabtec
  • Yamato
  • Yanmar Energy
  • Yuan Tao
  • Zollner Elektronik
  • アイコクアルファ
  • デルタ
  • マツダ
  • ルビコン
  • 富士通
  • 川崎
  • 本田