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In this issue:

ARAS CE: 100+ Million Electronic Components in Your Aras PLM

ACE 2014 JAPAN: Draws Record Crowds in Tokyo & Osaka

PARTNER NEWS: NorthRidge Releases Discover Innovator 3.5

SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: New Service Packs for Innovator 10 & 9.4 Now Available

TECH TIP: Self Documenting Aras Innovator

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs


Lots of new stuff for everyone this month: Launch Aras Component Engineering, ACE Japan Highlights & Slides, New Search Capabilities, New Service Packs for Subscribers and more.

And if you're going planning your 2015 PLM initiative, click here to Get A Subscription Quote

ARAS COMPONENT ENGINEERING: 100+ Million Electronic Components in Your Aras PLM

Earlier this month we announced Aras Component Engineering (CE). Aras CE embeds over 100 million electronic components - with related product information - from the IHS CAPS Universe database directly into Aras , providing engineering and sourcing professionals with a single point of access to design, procure and sustain products with electronic components.

The idea behind Aras CE is to bring the latest technical specs & information on electronic components directly into the PLM process to streamline and simplify component selection, approval, sourcing and compliance while increasing productivity and reducing risk.

Aras users get instant access to data sheets, application notes, timing diagrams, part details and more --- with side-by-side part compare --- on board-level components from leading manufacturers around the world - without launching multiple browsers / separate applications and without re-keying information.

As Bob Braasch from IHS explained, "By putting the world's best component information exactly where designers and purchasing specialists need it Aras is enabling global manufacturers to make better, faster decisions and proactively manage changes in cost, availability and compliance early in the product lifecycle."

Aras CE is available in 2 formats: Open and Standard edition.

Watch a demo and find out why Desktop Engineering calls Aras CE "neat stuff... with boundless potential to boost productivity."

ACE 2014 JAPAN: Draws Record Crowds in Tokyo & Osaka

2014年10月7日に東京、10月10日に大阪で開催されたArasのコミュニティイベント、『ACE 2014 Japan』にご来場いただいた皆様、ありがとうございました。開催地を2か所に拡大した今年のACE Japanは、川崎重工様、パナソニック様、日立製作所様、SMC様、三菱重工業様、本田技術研究所様をはじめとする多くの企業様にご来場いただき、今までのACEで最大のイベントとなりました。

Extended this year to two locations, Tokyo and Osaka, ACE 2014 Japan was bigger than ever.

Representatives from hundreds of companies including Kawasaki, Panasonic, Hitachi, Mitsubishi and Honda networked, discussed best practices and collaborated on PLM strategy. The energy was great and you could feel the strength and passion of the growing Aras community.

Aras users shared their experience and perspective on Aras and the future of PLM. Aras CEO & Founder Peter Schroer delivered the keynote and Rob McAveney, Aras Chief Architect, presented the Aras roadmap.

Our partner sponsors showed a wide range of innovative PLM solutions, including ADS, CTC, Dipro, Kobelco System, Microsoft, Neo System, YDC, Zionex, Ohyo Gijutsu, Argo Graphics, Elysium, Hitachi Systems, SCSK, Cadic and DI Square.

Thank you to everyone that was able to participate for making the ACE 2014 Japan a great success. You can get the slides below and read more on the conference wrap-up blog post.

Get all the details and Download the presentations

Read the full Japanese blog post

PARTNER NEWS: NorthRidge Releases Discover Innovator 3.5

Aras partner NorthRidge Software has released version 3.5 of Discover Innovator, a sophisticated search solution for the Aras Innovator PLM suite.

Discover Innovator 3.5 introduces support for Aras Innovator 10 with continued support for 9.3 and 9.4.

Discover Innovator is a Google-like search application that provides Aras Innovator users with a simple, yet powerful & secure, way to find important information stored in Innovator.

Watch a demo of Discover Innovator 3.5

SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: New Service Packs for Innovator 10 & 9.4 Now Available

The latest Service Pack for Version 10 is now available - SP4

SP4 details are available on the Documentation page.

The latest Service Pack for Version 9.4 is now available - SP3

SP4 details are available on the Documentation page.

Subscribers can schedule a free upgrade to SP4 by contacting Aras support or your Aras certified partner.

TECH TIP: Aras Subscriber KnowledgeBase - Self Documenting Aras Innovator

This month we have a Tech Tip which highlights one of the unique aspects of Aras Innovator - the ability to "self document" your implementation. This is a really powerful capability that no other PLM system provides.

Here are screen recordings of 16 Ways Aras Innovator can be Self Documenting. Click the links below to watch them.

01-Built-In ItemType Definition Report 09-Export Me
02-Built-In ItemType PermissionReport 10-Diff Me
03-Built-In History 11-UserStory
04-Built-In PackageDefinition 12-UserSteps
05-Built-In DatabaseUpgrade 13-User Guide
06-Data Model Diagram 14-Implementation Map
07-Workflow Definition Report 15-UserStep Screen Recording
08-Customization Report 16-User Story, Copy to URL

Items 01 to 05 are already built in to Aras Innovator, and Items 11 to 16 are all in the UserStory package.

RECENT NEWS: Articles, Blogs, Videos, etc.

YAHOO FINANCE: Aras Component Engineering Brings 100+ Million Electronic Components to the PLM Workflow - Together, IHS and Aras streamline and simplify component selection, approval, sourcing and compliance processes while increasing efficiency and productivity, and...

ARAS NEWS: Altium and Aras Partner to Deliver Next Generation PLM for Complex MCAD-ECAD Environments - Partnership Provides a Multi-Discipline Approach for Unified MCAD-ECAD Product Development of Sophisticated Mechatronic Systems

DESKTOP ENGINEERING: Editor's Pick: Over 100 Million Electronic Components Enter PLM Workflow
The nub of Aras Component Engineering is that it embeds access to the cloud-based IHS CAPS Universe electronic component database inside of Aras Innovator.

ONWINDOWS: Smart thinking: improving collaboration in manufacturing
"Product lifecycle management (PLM) has become a global infrastructure with thousands of employees and suppliers needing to participate, often working 24/7 from different...

ENGINEERING.COM: Getrag-Ford Meet PLM Challenge with Aras
The joint venture chose Aras as its PLM system. Getrag was able to meet its requirement of replacing an unsupported legacy PDM (product data management) system with Aras to...

NEW BLOG: Good Automation Gone Bad?
The title on CIO Insight caught my eye: Doing Automation Right. As a PLM'er, that's sounded like something I could get behind. It started as expected, "CIOs should pursue automation as...

PLM IMPLEMENTATION BEST PRACTICES: 5 Tips for a Successful PLM Implementation
How do you ensure success with PLM? We've put together a complete guide of best practices for PLM implementation but to get you started, here are a few tips...

DIGITAL ENGINEERING: Aras: Zugriff auf über 100 Millionen Elektronikbauteile
Mit dieser Anwendung wird die Recherchedatenbank IHS CAPS Universe in die Aras PLM-Plattform integriert. Ingenieure und Entwickler erhalten so direkten und sicheren Zugriff...

INDUSTRY TRENDS: Modernising PLM systems to keep up with evolving business requirements
Together with Microsoft, Aras is enabling processes that continually adapt and scale to make big data accessible and understandable. Our solutions are designed to be highly...

UPCOMING EVENTS: Webcasts, Conferences, Seminars & more

Partner Event: YDC - Tokyo, Japan - November 7, 2014

Aras Innovator Demo Series - Document Management Using Microsoft Office - November 12, 2014
Discover how the Aras Office Connector can bring order to your documentation process. Join Vice President of Product Management John Sperling as he reviews the...

PARTNER EVENT: SCSK - PLMシステム導入・構築セミナー - Osaka, Japan - November 13, 2014
エンタープライズ・プロダクト・ライフサイクル・マネジメント (PLM) ソフトウェ「Aras Innovator」による システム導入・構築セミナーを開催します。

PARTNER WEBCAST: Express ECO-La Gestion de la Configuration Simplifiée - Virtual - November 18, 2014
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...

PARTNER WEBCAST: Faire plus que du PLM - Virtual - December 3, 2014
Les limites du PLM ne sont jamais clairement définies car elles n'ont pas vraiment à l'être. Chaque activité peut avoir une activité spécifique qui va consommer ou alimenter de l'information liée au produit de près ou de loin.

SOLIDWORKS Word 2015 - Pheonix, AZ - February 8, 2014
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.

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 - December 8-9, 2014 San Diego, CA
CM Structures - December 10-11, 2014 San Diego, CA
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

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.

Ann Arbor, MI - December 1-5

CIMdata PLM Certificate Program - Agenda & Registration

ARAS TRAINING: Upcoming Sessions

Aras 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.

Location Date Course Name Days
Andover11/10/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover11/17/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
Andover12/8/2014Aras Innovator Configuring Solutions5
Andover12/15/2014Aras Innovator Developing Solutions4
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
Andover7/27/2015CMPIC 1 - CM Foundations2
Andover7/29/2015CMPIC 2 - CM Structures2
Andover8/24/2015CMPIC 3 - CM Dynamics2
Andover8/26/2015CMPIC 4 - CM Implementation2
Tokyo10/31/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/6/2014PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/7/2014Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/11/2014Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo11/13/2014Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/14/2014Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo11/19/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo11/21/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/4/2014PLM Basics (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/5/2014Aras Innovator Product Engineering (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/9/2014Aras Innovator Administration 1 (Japanese)2
Tokyo12/11/2014Aras Innovator Workflow (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/12/2014Aras Innovator Administration 2 (Japanese)1
Tokyo12/17/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API I (Japanese)2
Tokyo12/19/2014Aras Innovator Developer and API II (Japanese)1
Wuhan11/13/2014Aras Solutions and Administrator Training (Chinese)2
Wuhan12/11/2014Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
ChongQing11/20/2014Configuring Solutions (Chinese)2
ChongQing12/18/2014Configuring Solutions (Chinese)2
ShangHai11/27/2014Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Shenzen12/25/2014Developing Solutions (Chinese)2
Taipei11/13/2014Configuring Solutions (Taiwan)2
Taipei12/4/2014Developing Solutions (Taiwan)2
Taipei12/18/2014Configuring Solutions (Taiwan)2

Course Descriptions, Calendar and Registration

DOWNLOADS: Recent Installs

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