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ACE 2014 EUROPE: Bringing Together PLM Enthusiasts

FEATURED APPLICATION: Aras Component Engineering

TECH TIP: Configuration Explorer and Inspector 10

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs

Find out about our upcoming training sessions, new applications and more. Get a jump on your PLM plans for 2015 with Aras, and take your global PLM deployment (and your career) to the next level.


We're excited to announce ACE 2015 will be in Detroit at the Renaissance Center on April 21 - 23, 2015.

ACE 2015 will include presentations from industry leading companies, lots of innovative new applications and plenty of networking with Aras users, partners and team members from around the world.

Presentation topics will range from PLM strategy and systems engineering best practices to migration approaches for moving to Aras from legacy PLM systems, new techniques for process automation, implementation insights and more.

The #1 reason you said you attend ACE is to learn what your peers are doing with Aras. Is this the year you share your Aras PLM story?

Share your story at ACE, get details by contacting Brianne Cordima

ACE 2015 is FREE TO ATTEND - registration is required
Register at


Découvrez la solution PLM Innovatrice d'Aras et profitez du retour d'expérience des industriels qui ont déjà mis en œuvre Aras Innovator®

  • Construite sur les technologies les plus modernes, « model-based SOA »
  • Conçue et testée pour supporter des montées en charge sans équivalence, jusqu'à 250,000 utilisateurs simultanés
  • Déjà choisie par des grands industriels, Airbus, Boeing, GE, Nissan, Lear, Getrag

Centre de Conférences Microsoft, Issy-les-Moulineaux 3 Février 2015
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ACE 2014 Europe: Bringing Together PLM Enthusiasts

Aras PLM enthusiasts from all over Europe came together to make ACE 2014 Europe a great success. Aras users, industry leaders, partners and members of the global Aras team came together to network, share best practices and discuss what's ahead.

Users from manufacturing companies worldwide shared their experience working with Aras, explaining why they chose Aras, their implementation plan and the benefits of Aras in their business. Presenters included GETRAG, Airbus, Imperial Tobacco Group, Kinnerton Confectionery and more.

Aras CEO, Peter Schroer, gave a powerful presentation on the importance of Resilient PLM and how to make sure your system is upgradable, your customizations are never lost and your data is never locked in. Professor Martin Eigner, discussed the effects of Industry 4.0 on PLM and strategies for manufacturing companies.

Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to making ACE 2014 Europe a great success. And a special thank you to our Partner sponsors including expi, FocusPLM, ITI Transcendata, Kisters, Minerva, PLM-Team, SofTech and T-Systems.

You can Download the Slides and Read More in our conference wrap-up blog post

FEATURED APPLICATION: Aras Component Engineering

Aras Component Engineering (CE) application is a powerful addition to Aras Innovator suite that embeds over 100 million commercial electronic components from the IHS CAPS Universe database into Aras. With Aras CE engineering and sourcing professionals have all the information needed to design, procure and sustain your company's products.

Spotlight Feature: Red / Yellow / Green Dashboard Indicators

Aras Component Engineering Provides Red / Yellow / Green traffic light indicators so users know immediately which parts are approved and in-use in your business.

Aras CE Dashboard Indicators:

  • Lets users know at-a-glance which parts are from Preferred / Approved suppliers, which parts are Pending / In-Review, and which are Obsolete / Inactive / Do Not Use
  • Place In-Use parts at the top of search results to promote part reuse for improved efficiency and buying power
  • Enables you to suppress obsolete parts, preventing users from selecting a part that is no longer available

Watch the demo of Aras Component Engineering

TECH TIP: Configuration Explorer and Inspector 10

Diagram Configurations from Database

Here are a couple of tools to help understand how versioning works in Aras Innovator. The Configuration Explorer demonstrates the effects of Relationship behavior and Life Cycle behavior and draws a 'before and after diagram' from data in the database; this is not a simulation, you can see exactly what Aras Innovator did! The Configuration Inspector draws a similar diagram from data in the database for any RelationshipType in Aras Innovator. See the Explorer in action

Note: The Configuration Explorer is a learning tool so you may find things different than what you expect. The Inspector is a diagnostic tool that shows all the relationships of the selected type for all configurations of the source and related versionable Items.

RECENT NEWS - Articles, Blogs, Videos and More

ENGINEERING.COM: A full PLM Suite Free of Charge - What's the Catch with Aras?
Aras is a fully functional PLM system, free of charge. Download it from the internet, install it and you're free to go. This licensing model has appealed to many companies including Boeing, GE Aviation, MAN Diesel, Hitachi, and Xerox to mention a few. So what's the catch?

MCADCAFE: Cofely Energy & Infra BV Selects Aras for enterprise PLM
Cofely Energy & Infra will leverage Aras to standardize and optimize collaboration throughout the enterprise and extended enterprise, including external design firms and contractors, and to provide a single source of information for all project stakeholders

DESKTOP ENGINEERING: Aras Launches Mobile Strategy to Expand PLM User Base
Aras sees mobile as an opportunity to make design data available to users outside of the traditional 3D CAD space who might leverage the information for different use cases and who otherwise, might not have had access to the data.

FROM THE BLOG: Is Your PLM Future- Proof?
PLM that is truly future-proof and resilient will adapt to changing business requirements. It will ensure that your customizations can always move forward to the next version of the software. And it will never leave you locked out of your own data.

ARAS NEWS: AP Raicam Selects Aras and Minerva Quickstart for PLM
Together, the companies will develop a new approach to a fully integrate MCAD-ECAD PLM workflow for global companies with systems engineering requirements and complex mechatronic product development environments.

TENLINKS: expi Joins The Aras Partner Program
expi GmbH, headquartered in Denzlingen, Germany, has joined the Aras Partner Program. Expi brings extensive experience in Electrical CAD (ECAD) integration to PLM and ERP systems to the Aras Community.

ENGINEERING.COM: Aras and Altium Partner to Address Mechatronics Challenges
With this partnership it is expected that Aras will build upon its vision of providing a complete ECAD and MCAD data management, an enterprise change system and delineating data ownership by discipline.

IT PRODUCTION: Der Weg zu passgenauer Product Lifecycle Management-Unterstützung (Teil 2)
Um den Aufwand auch bei umfassendem Customizing im Rahmen zu halten, setzt die Aras Innovator-Plattform auf eine modellbasierte Software-Architektur.

NEW BLOG: What Can Aras Component Engineering Do For You?
Aras Component Engineering provides engineering and sourcing professionals a single point of access to design, procure and sustain products with electronic components...

MACHINE DESIGN: アラスジャパン、ユーザー会でArasコミュニティの交流をはかる「ACE 2014 Japan」開催
PLMのオープンソース提供を行うアラスジャパン[東京都新宿区]は、10月7日に東京、10月10日に大阪にてArasコミュニティイベント「ACE 2014 Japan」を開催した。

CIMDATA: Inforum 2014 (Commentary)
Infor has established a partnership with Aras and will rebrand and sell the Aras Innovator suite to provide expanded PLM capabilities for discrete manufacturers...

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

Express ECO-La Gestion de la Configuration Simplifiee, CMII pour les PLM - Virtual - January 14, 2015 - Virtual - January 14, 2015
Aras Innovator est une solution PLM reconnue pour sa capacité à appliquer les règles du standard de gestion des modifications CMII tout en permettant une grande flexibilité pour les grands groupes.

Aras Innovator Demo Series - Component Engineering - Virtual - January 21, 2015
Join Aras Product Manager Lopa Subramanian as she walks you through a live demonstration of Component Engineering from Aras.

ACE 2014 France - Paris, France - February 3, 2016
Découvrez la solution PLM Innovatrice d'Aras et profitez du retour d'expérience des industriels qui ont déjà mis en œuvre Aras Innovator®.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 - Phoenix, AZ - February 8, 2015
SolidWorks World 2015 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.

Product Innovation Düsseldorf 2015 - Swissôtel Düsseldorf - February 24, 2015
Pioneering a commitment to end-user led, real-world case studies, Product Innovation 2015 creates a cross industry and vendor agnostic nexus between R&D, Engineering and IT.

IPC APEX Expo - San Diego, California - February 24 - 26, 2015
IPC APEX EXPO 2015 brings together the world's leading experts and innovators from more than 50 countries to share research, knowledge and best practices. Make plans to attend and upgrade your tech-NOW-ledgy.

COFES 2015 - Scottsdale, Arizona - April 16-19, 2015
COFES is a unique event with a difference: COFES focuses on intense sessions of discussion, argument, and debate, on issues that will affect your business as it invests in, and depends upon, engineering technologies.

ACE 2015 - Detroit, Michigan, - April 21 - 23, 2015
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 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 Dynamics - January 12-13, 2-15 - San Diego, CA
  • CM Implementation - January 14-15, 2015 San Diego, CA
  • CM Foundations - February 3-4, 2015 - St. Augustine FL
  • CM Structures - February 5-6, 2015 - St. Augustine FL
  • CM Dynamics - February 9-10, 2015 - St. Augustine FL
  • CM Implementation - February 11-12, 2015 - St. Augustine FL
  • CM Foundations - March 16-17, 2015 - Falls Church - DC Area
  • CM Structures - March 18-19, 2015 - Falls Church - DC Area
  • CM Dynamics - April 13-14, Falls Church - DC Area
  • CM Implementation - April 15-16, 2015 - Falls Church - DC Area

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
  • Amersterdam, The Netherlands - March 16-20, 2015
  • Ann Arbor, MI - May 4-8, 2015

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
Andover1/5/2015Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover2/9/2015Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover2/16/2015Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover3/9/2015Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover3/16/2015Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Tokyo12/17/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo12/19/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/8/2015PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/9/2015Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/13/2015Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo1/15/2015Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/16/2015Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo1/21/2015Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo1/23/2015Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo2/12/2015PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo2/13/2015Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo2/17/2015Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo2/19/2015Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo2/20/2015Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo2/25/2015Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo2/27/2015Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
ChongQing12/18/2014Configuring Solutions (Chinese)2
Shenzen12/25/2014Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Taipei12/18/2014Configuring Solutions (Taiwan)2

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
  • Advanced Cyclotron
  • Aeronamic
  • Airbus
  • Airtronics
  • Aisin AW
  • Altawak Technologies
  • Amscan
  • AMSYS GmbH
  • Aquasoft
  • ASTI Electronics
  • B&B Italia S.p.A.
  • Beekman
  • Candotec
  • CapGemini
  • Carlisle
  • CKBA
  • CoreOptics
  • Daiichi System Engineering
  • Deakin University
  • Dou Yee
  • Dream-works
  • Drexel Universiy
  • DTI Group
  • Electec System AB
  • EMI
  • Euro-Pro
  • FlexCo
  • General Electric
  • Hitachi
  • Imperial Tobacco Group
  • Infor
  • Johnson Matthey Royston
  • Kaertech Limited
  • Kawasaki
  • KSF Global Ltd
  • L-3
  • Levven
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Meyer Burger
  • Microline
  • Microsoft
  • Minebea
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mitsubishi Power Systems
  • Nidec Motor
  • Nogito AS
  • Omnisys Instruments AB
  • Oshino Electronics
  • Pelmeca
  • Pfizer
  • POET Design & Construction
  • RoadTrack Telematics Development
  • Rügenberg GmbH
  • S&S Worldwide
  • SC Electronic
  • Sitech Dongchang
  • SRC
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
  • The Woodbridge Group
  • TPK Solutions
  • University of Leon
  • Young & Franklin
  • クボタ
  • デジタル・アコースティック株
  • 住友
  • 川崎重工
  • 株式会社ジェイテクト
  • 沃得精