Change Management
Jan
17
8:00 AM08:00

Change Management

With the complexity of products continually increasing, and organizations reliant on their distributed supply chains, managing the change process and communicating change status across many groups continues to be increasingly challenging. With such distributed environments, it becomes imperative that all stakeholders understand product configurations and proposed product changes. Change processes that are ineffective or poorly managed can leave organizations struggling to improve quality, with increased time-to-market and poor cost management. 

The change processes in the Aras PLM Platform manage all change requests, assessments, plans, and orders to a product or system. These processes ensure that users internally and throughout the supply chain have visibility into the engineering change status for the product(s) that they are involved with throughout the full product lifecycle. Product change histories are automatically captured and recorded as part of the product development, further building out the product’s digital thread.

Join Karsten Lies, Aras Solutions Consultant, to discover how Aras Innovator provides a fully integrated change management solution, tightly tying together product design and change management.

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Digital Thread
Jan
31
8:00 AM08:00

Digital Thread

Product complexity is increasing significantly and continues to accelerate as electronics and now software dominate almost every type of product. As manufacturers gear up to meet increasing market demand for complex, connected products, they face the realization that legacy systems and processes are no longer sufficient to facilitate rapid, modern product innovation. Some of the very real challenges they face include:

  • Coordinating geographically dispersed mechanical, software and electronics/electrical teams

  • Managing the impact of multiple changes to a product design

  • Ensuring continuity and product safety when updates occur in the field

  • Maintaining compliance with an ever-increasing maze of regulations

The foundation for meeting these challenges requires a modern, platform-based approach that connects data, processes and systems, forming the heart of the digital thread. The Aras PLM Platform provides a methodology for maintaining connections between digital assets that works across system and geographic boundaries, controls access, respects configuration rules, and persists for years. The result is a robust digital thread connecting all aspects of your product data and turning complex designs into profitable products. Join Gary Wilmot, Aras Pre-Sales Solutions Consultant for a live demonstration of how the Aras PLM Platform enables a true digital thread in areas including:

  • Initial product definition

  • Design and process quality management

  • Change management throughout the complete product lifecycle

  • Complete traceability of the entire digital thread

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Quality Planning
Dec
6
8:00 AM08:00

Quality Planning

Global product markets are more competitive daily. Organizations must release new products that attain the highest levels of quality. If not, they not only face market share losses, but negative publicity which can significantly impact their bottom line. Add to this, the endless pressure to deliver new and updated products in shorter timeframes, means identifying quality product issues are a high priority for organizations. 

Integrated pro-active Quality Planning is essential for organizations to achieve a significant competitive advantage. Cross functional teams utilize Quality Planning to ensure that potential issues and risks, are discovered and addressed throughout product and process development. 

Join Karsten Lies, Aras Solutions Consultant and Quality Guru, to discover how Aras Innovator provides a fully integrated Quality Planning solution. Karsten will demonstrate how tying product design and process Quality Planning data from preliminary product designs, through production released products to your product structured data, ensures the product has been evaluated and mitigated for product related risks.

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Platform Integrations Using Federation Services
Nov
15
8:00 AM08:00

Platform Integrations Using Federation Services

The Aras PLM Platform already enables organizations to federate data between Aras Innovator and other systems, but we're striving to make it even easier with Aras Federation Services. This groundbreaking prototype brings together the strengths of the Aras Platform with a three-pronged approach:

•Modeling: Model your enterprise data systems and how they're connected, just like you'd model data or processes.
•Services: Platform-level services increase reusability and reduce the need for custom development.
•Extensibility: Leverage community-supported extensions to get up and running - fast!

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Requirements Engineering Application
Nov
1
8:00 AM08:00

Requirements Engineering Application

The ability to establish and maintain traceability of requirements to all system, design and manufacturing data throughout the product’s life cycle is critical to managing Digital Thread and Digital Twin.

Built on the Aras PLM platform and it’s Technical Documentation Framework (TDF), Aras Requirements Engineering application enables capturing of requirements as a structured content, provides requirements traceability to all system and product details, and enables configuration management of that traceability across the entire product lifecycle.

During this 30-minute presentation, you will see how requirement content is created, how it is related to items managed by PLM, and how PLM change and configuration management helps to establish tractability.

Join Lisa Costa. Aras Pre-Sales Solution Manager, to learn how the Aras PLM Platform enables your organization to reduce lead-times, errors and costs associated with the creation and management of your requirements.

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An Exclusive Look at the Future of Simulation with Aras
Oct
18
8:00 AM08:00

An Exclusive Look at the Future of Simulation with Aras

The effectiveness of simulation has been held back by the challenges of using multiple disconnected tools for CAD, meshing, FEA and 0D/1D analysis.

SPDM (Simulation Process Data Management) is on the Aras Roadmap and Aras Corporation has recently acquired Comet Solutions, a provider of best-in-class software for simulation process management. Comet Solutions enables simulation experts to be more productive through the creation of simulation processes which can be used to automate the execution of a series of simulation tools without the need for manual data transfer or user execution.

In this presentation, the existing Comet software will be used to explain the benefits of SPDM. You will see how the capture of a simulation process in a template can lead to improved efficiency (speed), accuracy, repeatability and traceability.

Tim Keer has worked in automotive Computer Aided Engineering for 30 years, supporting both production vehicles and methods development projects. He recently joined Aras Corporation when Aras acquired Comet Solutions.

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Technical Documentation
Oct
4
8:00 AM08:00

Technical Documentation

The process of creating complex technical publications such as catalogs, maintenance manuals, regulatory filings and training manuals, often requires that data be pulled from multiple disconnected data sources, increasing the difficulty finding the most relevant and up-to-date information. This slow and error-prone process results in long lead-times, incorrect information, and added expense.

Built on the Aras PLM Platform, Aras Technical Documentation is a content authoring tool that takes a new approach to the creation of technical publications by directly utilizing up-to-date, validated PLM content.

During this 30-minute demonstration, you will see how technical documents are authored manually and automatically by direct reference to revision controlled data in the Aras PLM Platform; how Engineering changes trigger updates to associated technical content; and how data is published for use throughout your organization in XML, HTML and PDF formats.

Join Gary Wilmot. Aras Pre-Sales Solution Consultant with 20 years PLM industry experience, to learn how the Aras PLM Platform enables your organization to reduce lead-times, errors and costs associated with the creation and management of your Technical Documentation.

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Component Engineering
Sep
20
8:00 AM08:00

Component Engineering

Component Engineers need easy access to up-to-date electronic component information in order to minimize errors, eliminate cost overruns, plan for obsolescence of components and comply with RoHS and other Directives.  They typically access information from many different sources and much of it can be hard to find, incomplete, or obsolete.

The Aras Component Engineering Application provides access to critical information on hundreds of millions of electronic components, electro-mechanical parts and fasteners from over 2,000 worldwide manufacturers in more than 400 categories from the IHS CAPS database. It also provides visibility to which components have already been sourced in the organization, leading to lower purchase costs and less proliferation of the same component from different vendors.

By attending this seminar, you will learn how your Component Engineering sourcing operation can be improved by reducing costs and mitigating risks and delays in your company’s products.

In this seminar you will learn how the Aras Component Engineering Application, as part of the Aras PLM Platform, empowers Component Engineers with a single source of Electronic Component information - enabling them to make informed decisions on appropriate components to select from already purchased components or sourcing new components.

Craig Currie will be presenting, he is a Product Manager at Aras Corp and is responsible for the Component Engineering application.

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Visual Collaboration
Sep
6
8:30 AM08:30

Visual Collaboration

Effective communication is imperative to the success of a business. Clear and timely communication results in strong requirements and fast innovation. Communication across departments and regions is consistently a challenge, and therefore the communication vehicle is imperative to breaking down those barriers.

Aras’ Visual Collaboration enables effective communication in a secure environment. Product content, including documents, drawings, 3D models, and images, is easily viewable. Collaboration on this content is also enabled through commenting and markups.

This demonstration will review Visual Collaboration’s capabilities and highlight the effectiveness of clear communication across Aras Innovator.

You will learn how to view and add comments in the discussions panel, leverage the viewers to gain visibility into all related content, and create markups to effectively communicate changes needed.

Crystal Brandl is the Visual Collaboration Product Manager, dedicated to delivering a purposeful collaboration tool.

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Product Engineering
Aug
23
8:00 AM08:00

Product Engineering

Many companies manage parts, multi-level bill of materials (BOMs), approved vendor and manufacturer lists (AVL/AML). documents and engineering changes in several systems using distinct processes. This makes it difficult to keep the data in synch across systems. Users of the information often needs to go to different applications to find the data they need.

In the Product Engineering application on the Aras PLM Platform product structures are linked to parts, AML/AVL, and documents, and are managed with controlled engineering change processes. Managing the data on a single platform inherently keeps the data in sync, allowing users to navigate, view and author it based on permissions. By controlling this data in one place, engineers will be able to access the correct information, improving productivity, customer satisfaction and your business profitability.

In this demo, you will learn about how engineering data is created, viewed, and updated in Product Engineering using a controlled change process through automated workflow, to increase productivity and reduce redundant entry, errors, and rework.

Ayla Singhal, with 20 years of experience in PLM software and consulting, is a Product Manager at Aras.

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Program Management - Improving Operations and Maintenance Visibility for OEMs
Aug
9
8:00 AM08:00

Program Management - Improving Operations and Maintenance Visibility for OEMs

OEMs often struggle with obtaining visibility of products as they operate in the field and mapping this data to an individual asset configuration. One of the barriers to this is accessing operations and maintenance data that resides in owner/operator and 3rd party depot maintenance systems.

The Impresa MRO application can support many different maintenance management requirements regardless of if you are an OEM, Owner/Operator, or 3rd Party Depot. In this webinar we will show how Aras Impresa MRO resolves these underlying issues by displaying the end clients usage of a specific component, its own maintenance history and it current configuration.

Graeme Taylor is the Product Manager for the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) application and has over 30 years of experience in the maintenance industry. At Aras, he manages the product direction, design, testing, and client implementations.

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Next Generation Requirements Management
Jul
26
8:00 AM08:00

Next Generation Requirements Management

Requirements Management is central to any product and/or system design organization. Staying informed of the latest advancements in the requirements solution is critical to the success of your project as well as organization. By attending this seminar, you will learn about the benefits of convergence between requirements and PLM platforms.

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Visualizing Complex Product Data using Query Definitions and Tree Grid Views
Jul
12
8:00 AM08:00

Visualizing Complex Product Data using Query Definitions and Tree Grid Views

The Aras PLM Platform provides the capability to display data as a graphical view, showing only the configured set of properties and related content that are relevant to a user-defined purpose.

Data for today’s large, complex products changes constantly as the products evolve throughout their managed lifecycle. Accessing and visualizing this data using a simple, intuitive user interface is paramount so that stakeholders can gain the insight they need to perform their job.

In this webinar, attendees will learn how Query and Tree Grid View Definitions can be built using a graphical interface to identify the specific elements of their data model and configure how this information is displayed to their end users.

Kevin Richard is a senior Product Manager at Aras and has 25 years of experience in Software Engineering, Logistics, 3D Visualization, Simulation, and Information Architecture.

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Manufacturing Process Planning
Jun
21
8:00 AM08:00

Manufacturing Process Planning

Effectively Leverage your EBOMs to Create Error-free MBOMs Integrated with Manufacturing Work Instructions

In today’s complex and fast-paced manufacturing assembly environment your manufacturing engineers likely find themselves dealing with disconnected systems. Creating MBOMs from EBOMs, authoring process plans and work instructions, and ensuring synchronization with evolving product designs can be time-consuming and error-prone.

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Integrating and Managing your CAD Tool Data with Aras
Jun
14
8:00 AM08:00

Integrating and Managing your CAD Tool Data with Aras

Summary: Managing CAD and Multi-CAD is an essential task for any company. Capturing and leveraging the data for the entire organization is a bigger task. The Aras PLM Platform can manage all of your Multi-CAD CAD data in a single Enterprise system.

In this session, we will show how to collaborate and manage your CAD data from concept to release. We will walk through and demonstrate how Aras integrates directly with your CAD tool.

Presenter: Raul Rosa is a Product Manager at Aras and will be walking you through this demonstration.

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Effectivity
May
24
8:00 AM08:00

Effectivity

A single product structure can handle numerous configurations by using effectivity that identifies what is valid to be used under different conditions. Managing such a configurable structure is more efficient than managing a structure for each unique instance.

Effectivity Services on the Aras PLM Platform provides the means to set effectivity within structures, as well as the effectivity resolution engine that resolves structures for any given effectivity criteria.

If your business uses effectivity in managing product data, join this webinar to understand how you can use Aras for effectivity management to fit your business needs.

You will learn how to define effectivity variables relevant to your business (such as date, model, unit, lot, batch, and plant), set effectivity conditions on relationships, and recursively resolve structures based on effectivity criteria to generate configured structures.

Ayla Singhal, with 20 years of experience in PLM software and consulting, is a Product Manager at Aras.

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The Digital Thread is a Key Catalyst for Digital Transformation
May
23
8:00 AM08:00

The Digital Thread is a Key Catalyst for Digital Transformation

 

As manufacturers embark on digital transformation initiatives, it quickly becomes clear that these projects involve more than just a shiny new eCommerce platform. Organizations are striving to connect stakeholders from across their business, use data to drive business decision making, and monetize emerging sources of data. But to enable this, they need a digital thread that connects information from multiple sources to enable collaborative cross-functional processes. This complex task will involve wrangling legacy systems, taking a platform approach, and setting up disciplined processes.

Join this webcast on Wednesday, May 23 at 11:00 am ET, as it will help attendees understand digital thread, the value it can drive for your business, and prescriptive steps to take to link critical, disparate data and enable better ways of working.

Featured Speakers: Nate Fleming | Analyst, CIO Team | Forrester Research Doug Macdonald | Product Marketing Director | ARAS Corporation

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MRO with the Aras PLM Platform
May
3
8:00 AM08:00

MRO with the Aras PLM Platform

Impresa MRO provides robust capabilities for OEMs looking to create new business models (Capacity as a Service, Product as a Service) to support complex field maintenance services for the products they produce. This flexible solution aligns maintenance best practices and enterprise business processes in order lower the cost of maintenance. The Impresa MRO application can support many different maintenance management requirements regardless of if you are an OEM, Owner/Operator, or 3rd Party Depot.

If your business strategy is to take more share of the maintenance across the lifecycle, improve processes to complete more maintenance work, or move from reactive to predictive maintenance, you will want to attend this demo series that shows how Impresa MRO can support your requirements.

In this demo series you will see how easy it is to support maintenance activities from components to complete assets by using inspections, scheduling work, the right resources, work instructions, and enabling traceability for complex regulatory requirements.

Graeme Taylor is the Product Manager for the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) application and has over 30 years of experience in the maintenance industry. At Aras, he manages the product direction, design, testing, and client implementations.

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Program Management
Apr
19
8:00 AM08:00

Program Management

Organizations leverage projects to manage temporary work that ultimately achieves a result, driving down costs and increasing transparency. Project tools are needed to track and assign work, manage the expected schedule, map dependencies, and set milestones that ultimately communicate overall expectations to stakeholders.

Aras’ Program Management application provides a comprehensive project execution tool to assist with managing scope, time, resources, deliverables, and communication. Based on PMI principles, project managers can calculate critical path, automate notifications, standardize projects using templates, and manage a project throughout its lifecycle.

This demonstration will review Program Management’s capabilities and highlight data integration throughout the web client.

You will learn how to create a project from a template, assign tasks, calculate the critical path, and execute a project based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge principles.

Crystal Brandl is the Program Management Product Manager, dedicated to delivering a purposeful project management execution tool.

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The Aras Flexible PLM Platform
Apr
5
11:00 AM11:00

The Aras Flexible PLM Platform

The Aras Product Innovation Platform has the flexibility that you need to make the Aras Innovator PLM solution match your exact business needs. With other PLM systems, changes to the default behaviors and data model are either complicated or flat out not possible.

Changing the out-of-the-box forms, permissions, lifecycles, workflows, and even modeling a specific application from the ground up is within your reach with no to minimal need to write code. You will see how easy it can be to modify the Aras Innovator system.

If changing our PLM system has seemed harder than an Act of Congress, you’ll want to attend this demo series that shows real-time modifications the Aras Innovator system using the Administrator capabilities of the web client.

Join Lisa Costa, Community Technical Manager at Aras, to see how easy it is to add fields to a form, modify a workflow, make a minor change to the OOTB data model by creating a new relationship between existing ItemTypes, and also make a more significant change to the data model by creating a new ItemType with associated forms, lifecycles, etc.

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Event - Extending Aras Innovator into Quoting and Sales
Mar
20
3:10 PM15:10

Event - Extending Aras Innovator into Quoting and Sales

Achieve quoted profitability, accelerate the sales cycle, and reduce risk for build-to-order (BTO) and engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers. Build-to-order (BTO) and engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers quote products that are comprised of both released and “yet to be designed” parts. Traditional ERP solutions lack the ability to adequately treat unreleased parts through common sales processes that often involve engineering,

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Event - Join vdR at ACE 2018
Mar
20
to Mar 22

Event - Join vdR at ACE 2018

Collaboration is the cornerstone of Aras and ACE 2018 is the place where everyone comes together. ACE 2018 is a great place to meet other users, hear what people are doing, see the latest solutions and find out what Aras has in store for the future.

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ACE 2018 Live Stream
Mar
20
6:00 AM06:00

ACE 2018 Live Stream

We are live streaming directly from ACE 2018! Join the stream to hear Aras’ CEO, Peter Schroer, as he talks about Aras’ role in achieving your Digital Transformation in our “opening ceremony.”

ACE 2018 Fast Track to Digital Transformation brings together business and technology professionals from around the world to collaborate and learn about PLM best practices that address enterprise process challenges from global product development to outsourced manufacturing and systems engineering complexity.

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Live Aras Demo - Multi Lingual & Localization in Aras Innovator
Mar
1
8:30 AM08:30

Live Aras Demo - Multi Lingual & Localization in Aras Innovator

Global organizations are increasingly relying on a PLM Platform to coordinate development of complex, connected products. To ensure high user acceptance the PLM system must support multiple languages. This affects the PLM system’s UI and can also affect textual data managed in the PLM system.

During this 30-minute demonstration, you will learn about the mechanisms in the Aras PLM Platform that drive multi language behavior.

This demonstration will highlight:

  • Installation of a language pack
  • Start Aras client with new language
  • Browser settings to switch to different language
  • Enter multi-language text into text fields
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Live Aras Demo - Breaking Down Barriers with Aras Visual Collaboration
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Live Aras Demo - Breaking Down Barriers with Aras Visual Collaboration

Summary:

Legacy PLM systems have long struggled to provide a secure, connected, collaborative environment for promoting efficient product development among widely dispersed participants. Files created by specialist authoring tools (like MCAD/ECAD) are not easily accessible to other team members, and there are no easy ways to securely share comments in context.

Aras Visual Collaboration, a core capability in the Aras PLM Platform, breaks down communication barriers, allowing you to easily view and comment on parts and documents, providing security, control, and context to your product development discussions. Aras Visual Collaboration provides everyone from engineering, manufacturing, quality, and suppliers the ability to communicate more effectively, make decisions quickly, and solve problems faster.

During this 30-minute demonstration you will learn how Aras Visual Collaboration is a key component in enabling your organization to adopt a true Digital Twin/Digital Thread methodology, streamlining your Product Development process in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Join Aras Solutions Consultant, Gary Wilmot, to see how Visual Collaboration enables multiple participants to communicate securely and effectively to quickly identify and solve real-world issues. Gary has worked in the PLM Industry for over 20 years, helping organizations of all types and sizes improve their Product Development processes. This demonstration will highlight:

  • Seamless viewing of multiple file formats with no installs or plugins
  • Secure in-context mark-up viewables and comments
  • Controlling discussion visibility and participation using the Aras Innovator security model
  • Support for mobile platforms

Presenter:

Gary Wilmont, Aras Solutions Consultant

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Technical Documentation with the Aras PLM Platform
Nov
30
8:00 AM08:00

Technical Documentation with the Aras PLM Platform

The authoring of technical publications too often takes place in isolation from product development, which can result in significant rework if incorrect product info is used or if engineering changes occur late in the development process. With Aras Technical Documentation, companies benefit from integrated and automated documentation tools to ensure content can be developed in less time and with higher accuracy. The demonstration will be led by Kevin Richard, Product Manager at Aras. Kevin has 25 years of experience in Software Engineering, Logistics, 3D Visualization, Simulation, and Information Architecture.

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Configuration Management Overview
Nov
9
8:00 AM08:00

Configuration Management Overview

Developing complex products, manufacturing and maintaining them through their life requires managing evolving product configurations embodying information developed by multiple groups inside the organization and in the supply chain. The challenge of managing complex configurations can lead to costly errors and delays.

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3D Throughout the Lifecycle
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

3D Throughout the Lifecycle

Critical tasks like engineering changes function best when team members can view and discuss the proposal before making decisions.

But files created by specialist authoring tools (like MCAD/ECAD) are not generally accessible to other team members, and there are no easy ways to securely share comments in context.

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