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ACE 2014: Highlights, Summary & Presentations


NEW VIDEO: ENOVIA to Aras On-Demand Webcast


FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Aras Innovator 9.4 SP2 Now Available

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs

Check out ACE Highlights and Download the Presentations while you catch up on the latest Aras news, take advantage of the Aras KnowledgeBase and schedule your next Training course. It's all in this month's edition of the Aras Newsletter... Enjoy

ACE 2014: Highlights, Summary & Presentations

ACE 2014 kicked off the annual ACE series of global conferences with a bang! This year we had more than 400 community members register representing more than 200 companies from 24 countries around the world.

The energy at the conference was fantastic. Everywhere I looked collaboration was taking place, new solutions were being discussed and new connections were being made.

The ACE theme this year is RIGHT NOW because 'right now' is the time to plan for the future and because you can take your PLM strategy to the next level with Aras 'right now'.

I'd like to personally thank everyone for joining us and for your commitment to the Aras community. Your enthusiasm is what makes events like this so special... and productive.

I'd also like to give a special shout out to all the people that presented, participated in the round tables and did demos at the showcase - thank you for sharing your perspective, experiences and innovations with others.

Overall it was our largest conference ever and was a great event.

If you couldn't make it this time, we look forward to seeing you at some of this year's other global ACE series events including ACE Japan and ACE Europe this fall.

For more on ACE 2014, including pictures, slides and a summary check out



The Aras KB, or KnowledgeBase, offers a single search across Aras product documentation, forum posts, wikis and on-line help, plus it is loaded with KB-specific content contributed by Aras team members and Community Members.

To check out the KB and join the mailing list just visit the Aras Subscriber Portal and log in with your myInnovator username & password.

Got something you want to share? Follow these simple steps to post your content:

  1. To create a new KB article click the link at top right of KB page. There's a video tutorial titled "Learn how to add an article" just below the link.
  2. Add your title, describing the need that is fulfilled in a few words, such as "PM Solution, enable users to substitute assignee where assignment has a role."
  3. Add indexing terms. The index is created automatically and helps other Subscribers find the content they need. Add as many as you like, separating by pipe, such as "PM | Program Management."
  4. Write body of the article. It can be anything from a single sentence to a page or so of text. You can use the built in text editor or paste in from Word, which preserves all your formatting. For examples look at recent messages in the KB.

Your new article will be a candidate for a KB member email, with credit to the author. It's a great way to expand your network and get great feedback.

> Visit the Aras Knowledge Base in the Subscriber Portal

NEW VIDEO: ENOVIA to Aras On-Demand Webcast

If your ENOVIA PDM / PLM system isn't measuring up, you've got 2 options with Aras: Rip & replace or keep what works and extend.

In this on-demand webcast you'll find out how Carestream Health, a $2.5 billion dollar company with R&D and manufacturing facilities around the world, replaced their old highly customized ENOVIA system with Aras to get a modern PLM backbone for the future which enables Product Level Information processes globally.

You'll also get real-world advice and technical how-to's for your legacy ENOVIA migration / integration from Aras partner xLM Solutions.

> Watch the ENOVIA to Aras Webcast


DMS, the Design Engineering & Manufacturing Expo, is the largest IT event in Japan for PLM, PDM, CAD, CAE, ERP, production systems and more. Attracting over 75,000 attendees annually, DMS 2014 takes place June 25-27 and Aras will be there!

Together with many of our partners, we will be showing the latest advancements in the Aras PLM platform.

Learn more and get your free pass at:

SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: Aras Innovator 9.4 Service Pack 2 Now Available

The latest Service Pack for Version 9.4 is now available - SP2

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 and More

TEC: Yanmar Energy Systems Selects Aras PLM
The company intends to leverage Aras to support aggressive international growth by providing a product information management system that is fast, secure, and easily accessible to users around the world...

SOLIDWORKS COMMUNITY: Aras Offers the Best of Both Worlds in PLM
Aras offers customers its Aras Innovator PLM solution in three options: a cloud-based implementation, an on-site implementation and a third option that is a hybrid of both on-site and cloud, giving users the best of both...

MONOIST: ヤンマーエネルギーシステム、エンタープライズPLMとしてArasを採用

PLM IT BUSINESS: Aras setzt auf 3D CAD-Viewer von Kisters
Eine neue Partnerschaft verbindet zukünftig Aras, Anbieter einer Open-Source PLM-Lösung mit der Kisters AG, die auf Viewer spezialisiert ist. Ziel der Partnerschaft ist die Integration der Software-Lösung 3D-Viewstation in...

CIO REVIEW: Re-Platforming for Innovation
The fact is you can't build tomorrows products on yesterday's technology. To keep up with the demands of our modern markets, Gartner says companies need a flexible, scalable product innovation platform that can handle...

TECH TIP: Using the Batch Loader to Import Drop Down Lists
A List item in Aras Innovator is used to present a drop down list of choices to a user on a Form. Occasionally these lists can be quite lengthy and creating them in the List editor can become tedious. The Aras Batch Loader (available to Aras Subscribers)...

VIDEO: Carestream Replaces ENOVIA with Aras PLM and You Can Too
Carestream Health, a leading medical device company, replaced their outdated and highly customized implementation of Dassault's ENOVIA MatrixOne and a whole collection of other legacy systems with Aras...

DESKTOP ENGINEERING: Battling the Spreadsheet Loyalists: A User Story for the ACE 2014
From experience, Fagan knew PLM adoption is partly culture change and partly software integration. "Aras has been pretty flexible to meet our business processes, whereas some of the big names would have made us bend our processes to meet their software's structure," he said."Without knowing a...

IT&PRODUCTION: Weiterentwicklung der Aras Plattform läuft auf Hochtouren
Peter Schroer, CEO von Aras, berichtet in einem Gespräch mit IT&Production über die zukünftige Entwicklung der Aras PLM-Plattform. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Erweiterung von Aras Innovator hin zu einer flexiblen Business-Plattform zur Unterstützung auch von branchenspezifischen...

FROM THE BLOG: Don't Compromise, CUSTOMIZE with Aras PLM
Customizing PLM can be overwhelming for many users, but not for Aras PLM subscribers. Why not? Because Aras is designed to be easy to use AND easy to customize. Our model-based SOA and graphical drag and...

DESKTOP ENGINEERING: Kisters, Aras Partner on 3D Digital Mockup
Aras announced a partnership with Kisters to integrate the 3D digital mockup product 3DViewStation with the Aras PLM platform for multi-CAD digital mockup. Users will be able to perform analysis and viewing of aircraft...

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

PARTNER WEBCAST: Aras Provides Real Time Visibility Into Projects - Online - June 12, 2014
Aras Program and Project Management provides comprehensive functionality to reduce project costs, improve profit margins and shorten product development cycles by providing dashboard displays, status roll-ups, email alerts, and online project collaboration workspaces. Enable Earned...

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

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...

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 - June 23-24, 2014, Orlando, FL
  • CM Implementation - June 25-26, 2014, Orlando, FL
  • 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

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, MA - May 19-23
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 20-24
  • Ann Arbor, MI - December 1-5

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
Andover6/2/2014 Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover6/9/2014 Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover7/14/2014 Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover7/21/2014 Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover8/18/2014 Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover8/25/2014 Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover9/15/2014 Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover9/22/2014 Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Tokyo6/5/2014 Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo6/6/2014 PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo6/10/2014 Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo6/12/2014 Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo6/13/2014 Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo6/18/2014 Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo6/20/2014 Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo7/3/2014 PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo7/4/2014 Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo7/15/2014 Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo7/17/2014 Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo7/18/2014 Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo7/23/2014 Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo7/25/2014 Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/4/2014 PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/5/2014 Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/9/2014 Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo9/11/2014 Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/12/2014 Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo9/17/2014 Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo9/19/2014 Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Shenzen6/19/2014 Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Taipei6/19/2014 Developing Solutions (Taiwan)2
Wuhan6/5/2014 Aras Solutions and Administrator Training (Chinese)2

Course Descriptions, Calendars, and Registration

DOWNLOADS - Recent Installs
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