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What's New in Aras Innovator PLM Software

  1. 1. BEDIFFERENT ACE 2012 I NTERNATI O NALCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  2. 2. ACE 2012 INTERNATIONAL ARAS: WHAT’S NEW Aras Product Management • Rob McAveney • John Sperling • Nate BrownCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  3. 3. What has Aras been up to?Since last year’s conference, the Aras product team has:  Released Aras Innovator 9.3 and 4 service packs  Added a second product – Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM  Well under way on development for our next major version  Closed more than 700 issues  Finished over 50 custom development projects  Retooled processes to deliver service packs on a one-a-month pace  Aggressively expanded development, QA and product management  Supported ISV and Sales Partners worldwide  Helped foster community growthCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 3 aras.com
  4. 4. The Latest… Public Release: Aras Innovator 9.3  Impact Matrix  Manual Release  Thumbnails  BOM Structure  Teams Subscriber Release: Aras Innovator 9.3 SP3  Improved Excel export formatting  Icon to pop item browser Platform SupportCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 4 aras.com
  5. 5. CAD Integration PlatformAvailable Now (9.3) Aras Innovator Application Framework Solution Database CAD CAD Integration Solution System Platform File Vault Solution Provide a Standard CAD Integration Platform  Allow CAD integration partners to focus on what Aras CAD Integration Platform they do best • Standard, documented data model  Minimize the cost of developing integrations • CAD-specific APIs and method code • Guidelines and samples provided to partners  Enable connectors from different partners to “play together” well delivering a consistent data structure across all the major CAD systems Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 5 aras.com
  6. 6. CAD ConnectorsAvailable Now (9.3) Aras Innovator 1 CAD Data Part BOM CAD MCAD 2 System Software ECAD CAD Connectors available for 30 unique CAD tools 3  Developed in close cooperation between Aras and its CAD Integration partners  T-Systems, SofTech, xPLM / CAE Consulting, Focus PLM and PLM-TEAM  Mechanical Design CAD Connectors include:  CATIA, SolidWorks, NX, Solid Edge, Creo Parametric - Pro/ENGINEER, Inventor, AutoCAD, thinkdesign, and HiCAD  Electronic Circuit Board Design CAD Connectors and Librarian Connectors include:  All major applications from Cadence, Mentor Graphics, and Altium  Electrical Wire Harness Design CAD Connectors and Librarian Connectors include:  AutoCAD Electrical,ecscad, Elcad, Engineering Base and EPLAN Electric Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  7. 7. Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDMAvailable Now EPDM Aras EPLM Trigger Workflow Register Submit SolidWorks  Aras EPLM is a packaged solution to extend SolidWorks EPDM beyond the CAD workgroup into the enterprise  It is designed to be consistent with existing EPDM functionality, and not get in the way of how designers do their work-in-process design Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. Slide 7 aras.com
  8. 8. Usability ImprovementsAvailable Now (Service Packs) As Product Managers, we like for our users to avoid the following So we continue to deliver usability improvements such as:  Drag and drop files from inside the client to Windows folders  Can configure “Item saved successfully” dialog as popup  Can view Item Properties dialog from the Item menu  Improved Excel export formatting  Click icon to pop item browser, in addition to F2 key Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  9. 9. Conversion ServerAvailable NowInnovator Server Innovator Process  Automatic server-side file conversion Source File  Independent process, typically run on File Document Converted File Server machine for best performance Conversion Task  Conversion Rules process specific file types, related to specific item typesConversion Server  Conversion Task queuing, re-tries, and timeouts Converter 1 Source File Converted File Converter 2  Customizable Task Event Methods Conversion Directory  OnStartTaskProcessing, OnBeforeConvert, OnAfterConvertFile Server  Public API for adding converter plug-ins Source File Vault Converted File Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  10. 10. Requirements ManagementAvailable SoonNew Aras Subscription Add-on with: Versionable Requirements Documents Capture requirements as formatted text, tables Link Requirements to other Requirement Documents Link Requirements to Files, URLs, Parts Extended content UI for ease of entering and editing requirements Export Requirements Documents to PDF Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  11. 11. Office IntegrationAvailable Soon Ability to manage documents in Aras directly from Office applications Create from template in Aras, based on document type Link to Aras item (Product, Project, etc.) with derived numbering and file naming Property synchronization Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  12. 12. Browser Neutral ClientAvailable Soon Windows, OS X IE, Firefox Availability  Late Summer • Subscriber-only beta  Late 2012 • Subscriber-only  2013 • Public Copyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com
  13. 13. BEDIFFERENT ACE 2012 I NTERNATI O NALCopyright © 2012 Aras. All Rights Reserved. aras.com

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