Managing Commercial Parts with Component Engineering
Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

Managing Commercial Parts with Component Engineering

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. You will see how the Aras Component Engineering application allows you to select, source, and compare electronic components that meet requirements with access to up-to-date technical, obsolescence, and compliance data from leading manufacturers.

Join Gary Wilmot, Aras Solutions Consultant, to learn how the Aras Component Engineering application allows you to select, source, and compare electronic components that meet requirements, with access to up-to-date technical, obsolescence, and compliance data from leading manufacturers.

During this webinar, you will see how Component Engineering enables you to:

  • Manage components and suppliers to build a competitive advantage

  • Manage obsolescence risk

  • Ensure continued production

  • Proactively manage environmental compliance

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Aras Innovator: Connecting Simulation to the Digital Thread
Oct
10
8:00 AM08:00

Aras Innovator: Connecting Simulation to the Digital Thread

Simulation has often been disconnected from the rest of the development process, struggling with traceability and the ability to provide meaningful feedback in a timely manner.

In a previous Demo Series, we showed how simulation can now be managed from inside the Aras Innovator platform. Users can capture a simulation process in a template, which can be used and re-used to automate simulations. Best-practice rules and guidelines can be capture in the template, which can lead to improved efficiency (speed), accuracy, repeatability and traceability.

Now, we will show how Aras Innovator can use simulation to evaluate the performance of a design as it progresses, and how the results of simulations can be tied back to Requirements to do closed-loop Verification and validation at every stage of the product lifecycle.

Join Tim Keer, Director Customer Solutions at Aras, to see how Aras Innovator connects simulation to the digital thread.

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Liberating CAD Data to Drive Product Insights and Visibility
Sep
11
11:35 AM11:35

Liberating CAD Data to Drive Product Insights and Visibility

CAD models possess a richness of data reflecting intellectual property, design intent, spatial modeling, analysis and instructions for applications such as engineering, product development, processes/operations and construction. Most anything that is manufactured and/or built today is characterized via CAD models.

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Working Seamlessly Across the Enterprise with Visual Collaboration
Aug
29
8:00 AM08:00

Working Seamlessly Across the Enterprise with Visual Collaboration

Effective communication across the Enterprise is imperative to success. 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, allowing you to work seamlessly across the Enterprise. Product content is easily viewable, including documents, drawings, 3D models, and images. 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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PLM ReInvented MeetUp: PLM & ALM Integration
Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

PLM ReInvented MeetUp: PLM & ALM Integration

PLM Reinvented Meetup: PLM & ALM Integration

What’s the Best Automotive Integration Scenario?

What product management functions will be performed in ALM and PLM systems for Connected and Automated Vehicles? Will automotive software developers have their ALM system, and the MCAD/ECAD engineers have their PLM system or will there be tighter integration between these two systems?

Join us to explore these questions and others surrounding ALM & PLM integration at our upcoming meetup at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit. Technical experts from Intland Software, maker of the codeBeamer ALM platform, and Aras, maker of the Innovator PLM platform, will share automotive challenges, opportunities, and customer input regarding the integration of these two platforms. Bring your ALM & PLM integration questions and concerns to the meeting for an open discussion. We will provide food, drinks, and a chance to win a door prize.

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Learn How You Can Accomplish More with the Aras Community
Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Learn How You Can Accomplish More with the Aras Community

Have you ever worked on a project where you struggled to find helpful resources and samples? Maybe you just couldn't figure out where to start? Or you invested time implementing a feature, only to find out someone on another team did the same thing last week?

We've all been there; working in isolation is tough. That's why an open, collaborative user community is core to Aras' values as a company.

The Aras Community is an open group of developers, analysts, admins, and users that share their PLM and Aras knowledge across industries. To support our community, Aras provides a platform packed with resources and features to empower community members:

- Technical & PLM-focused blogs

- Forums for developers & admins

- Open source Community Projects

Join Eli Donahue, Aras Labs Lead Engineer, to learn what the Aras Community platform has to offer you. He’ll start with a brief overview of the Aras Community site, followed by demos of a few open source projects that community members have shared.

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Aras Innovator V12 User Experience
Jun
6
8:00 AM08:00

Aras Innovator V12 User Experience

Aras Innovator version 12 introduces an entirely new client experience to help every Aras user get their work done faster. The navigational architecture of the client has been redesigned to enable users to find the content they need with fewer steps, interfaces have been simplified to clearly identify data and commands that are relevant, and the process of editing data has been updated to be more intuitive for users both experienced and new. Join Kenny Sperling, UX Architect at Aras, as he demonstrates how Aras Innovator version 12 improves productivity and ease of use.

This 30-minute demonstration will highlight the following capabilities:

• Tabs for all Content — easily return to previous searches and work on tasks in parallel with tabs

• Navigation Panel — access the primary navigation from any screen to create new items or start a search

• Command Bars — understand how to find commonly used commands in the simplified and reorganized menus and toolbars

• Edit and Claim — Edit items and Claim them for later edit using new commands which have replaced Lock and Unlock

• Item Views — Navigate through the content of an item using the new accordion and tab based interface

• Favorites — Save a search using new controls and learn about Aras’s plans to unify all types of Favorites, including items, graph views, and more.

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A Look at Simulation with Aras Innovator
May
16
8:00 AM08:00

A Look at Simulation with Aras Innovator

Scaling the use of simulation technology throughout the product development lifecycle has traditionally faced several challenges: disparate tools and processes, siloed teams, and slow turnaround times. With the acquisition of Comet Solutions in the fall of 2018, Aras Corporation now offers a best-practice application for simulation process data management: Aras Comet SPDM.

In this demo, you’ll see how easy it is for engineering teams throughout the product’s lifecycle to access the simulation data, processes, and results they need to develop high-performing products, faster. Aras Comet SPDM captures and automates repeatable, best-practice simulations for use – and reuse – by engineering teams to ensure better accuracy and faster turnaround times.

Join Tim Keer, Director Customer Solutions at Aras, for this 30-minute demonstration, and see how to initiate and manage Aras Comet SPDM simulations from inside the Aras Innovator platform for full Digital Thread traceability. Learn how our approach enables simulation to become an integral part of developing, manufacturing, and supporting today’s complex products.

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Product Engineering with Effectivity
May
2
8:00 AM08:00

Product Engineering with Effectivity

Most products have numerous different configurations. Managing a discrete product structure for every configuration is inefficient and error-prone. Using effectivity, conditions to include or exclude items in specific configurations can be defined within a single product structure.

In the Product Engineering 12.0 application, effectivity has been incorporated into the BOM configuration management, using most commonly used effectivity variables, Model, Unit and Date.

Join this demo session to learn how easy it is to create additional effectivity variables and manage your scope, how to set effectivity expressions – as simple or complex as your business requires, and how to resolve structures fully or partially given the effectivity resolution criteria. You will also see a preview of what we are building next for managing effectivity.

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

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ACE 2019 Training
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

ACE 2019 Training

Hands On Experience to Ensure Success

To ensure the success of your Aras Innovator implementation we offer a range of training and educational options for individuals and organizations. Whether you're just starting out or ready to take it to the next level, we have a program that can help you improve productivity, enhance skills and drive business optimization.

Not sure if Aras is right for you? Attending a training class is an easy and inexpensive way to learn how Aras Innovator can improve and enhance your company's business processes.

Pre-con Training - April 15, 2019

10:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Release 12 Navigating and Searching

Implementing XProperties

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Quality Management Systems

Query Builder and Tree Grid View

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Manufacturing Process Planning

Query Builder and Graph Visualization

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ACE 2019
Apr
15
to Apr 18

ACE 2019

Discover ways to solve your most challenging business issues and set a clear path for Digital Transformation. 

Collaboration is key to successful business transformation and ACE is the best place to begin your journey. If you’ve attended PLM events before, leave your expectations at the door. You’ll quickly discover that ACE is a unique setting we’ve created to bring together the best and brightest to discuss the industry’s toughest challenges.

ACE is the hottest event in PLM. Attendees can choose from dozens of presentations from thought leaders, Aras community members, executives, and industry experts. Participate in exclusive training courses, and take advantage of great networking opportunities.

The vdR Group is proud to be a Gold sponsor for ACE 2019.

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Linking Requirements to Your Product and Engineering Data
Apr
4
8:00 AM08:00

Linking Requirements to Your Product and Engineering Data

Requirements Engineering is the next generation solution for managing requirements within a PLM platform. The convergence of Requirements Engineering and Platform capabilities addresses a weakness in stand-alone requirements management products. Siloed tool sets prevent management of requirements as an integral part of the entire product design process and limits navigation of the underlying digital thread—traceability starting from stakeholder requirements all the way to an asset deployed in the field.

By basing Requirements Engineering on Aras Innovator, a fully developed PLM platform, all requirements instantly become subject to the standard PLM services, such as configuration control, versioning, change management, workflow, lifecycle, and collaboration. This is in addition to being able to relate Requirements to design data (mechanical, electronic, or software) that is already managed by the same platform.

Join Pawel Chadzynski, Aras Sr. Director, Product Management, to learn how you can benefit from the convergence of the Aras Requirements Engineering application and its PLM platform. Specifically:

- How PLM platform services provide formal services for managing requirements configurations, changes, etc.

- How requirements can be reused and revision-controlled individually or as a group (a requirement document)

- How requirements can be formally traced to/from other requirements and to/from any element of a resulting detailed design

- How requirement content can be structured (modeled) according to its purpose (classification)

- How requirement document content can be presented as a single contiguous, formatted, and editable MS Word-like document of all related requirements

- How a team of individuals can collaborate on requirements (content and relationships) under the PLM-enforced permissions and authorizations of the individual users

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Simplifying Document Management
Mar
21
8:00 AM08:00

Simplifying Document Management

Complex product definitions often require extensive documentation, from a variety of authoring tools. Managing and maintaining these documents, as they and the underlying product design go through multiple revisions, can be a cumbersome and time-consuming task in traditional PLM/PDM systems.

The Microsoft® Office Connector for Aras Innovator® provides an intuitive and convenient way to manage Microsoft documents in Aras within Office applications. Users can create, store, edit, search and manage documents while working within the familiar, easy to use Microsoft environment.

Join Gary Wilmot, Aras Pre-Sales Solutions Consultant, as he demonstrates how the Office Connector for Aras improves personal productivity while driving standardization, consistency and compliance throughout the enterprise.

This 30-minute demonstration will highlight the capabilities of the Microsoft® Office Connector for Aras Innovator® in the areas of:

  • Search - Search files from within Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Linking - Create relationships between documents and Aras items such as Parts, Drawings, Projects, and other PLM items from within Microsoft Office.

  • Revision & Version Control - Configurable revision and version control on documents provides traceability and assures that users always work with the correct version

  • Enterprise Change Management - Apply lifecycle states, approval workflows and sign-offs to documents

  • Security & Compliance - Document controls, tracking, traceability and audit trails streamline and simplify compliance

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Leveraging Aras PLM with Your SolidWorks Implementation
Mar
7
8:00 AM08:00

Leveraging Aras PLM with Your SolidWorks Implementation

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. Aras Innovator can manage all of your Multi-CAD CAD data in a single enterprise system.

In this 30-minute session, we will show how Aras Innovator can seamlessly integrate with your existing SolidWorks PDM integration to take advantage of the power of an enterprise PLM as the backbone for change management, while fostering collaboration throughout the entire organization and lifecycle in managing CAD related data from concept to release. We will walk through and demonstrate how Aras integrates directly with your existing SolidWorks and SolidWorks PDM Implementation to leverage the data from your CAD and PDM for the entire organization.

Join Raul Rosa, Aras Product Manager with focus on MCAD for a live demonstration of how the Aras PLM Platform can easily integrate with your existing platform to enable digital thread in areas including:

  • Initial concept and product definition

  • Design and Change Management

  • PLM Integration throughout the product lifecycle

  • Traceability of design data throughout the entire digital thread

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Connecting the Dots: See Your PLM Data in a Whole New Way With Graph Navigation
Feb
21
8:00 AM08:00

Connecting the Dots: See Your PLM Data in a Whole New Way With Graph Navigation

The Aras PLM Platform provides a number of capabilities for displaying complicated data hierarchies and relationships. Through the Query Builder and Tree Grid View tools, visualizing data in configurable grids has never been easier. Starting in Aras Innovator SP15, we have introduced an entirely new dimension for visualizing and navigating data through the Graph Navigation capability.

In this webinar you will learn to configure a Graph View, customize it to your business needs, and attach it to any type of item in your system. The flexibility, ease of configurability, and ease of use of the Aras Platform that you have come to expect – and maybe even love! – is now extended to providing a way to graphically navigate any aspect of the PLM system. This includes the administration and data model components as well as the product data itself for PLM end users. You’ll never see PLM data in the same way!

Lisa Costa, Technical Solutions Manager, has been at Aras over four years and has been in the PLM, PDM, CAD, and Engineering industries over 30 years.

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Modeling/Workflow: Ease of Platform Configurability
Feb
7
8:00 AM08:00

Modeling/Workflow: Ease of Platform Configurability

You've probably heard the buzz about the Aras PLM Platform, powered by Aras Innovator, in industry trade magazines and around the water fountain. You found, downloaded and installed Aras Innovator. You like the out of the box capabilities and the processes work very well, but you want more. If only you could quickly get up to speed on how to align Aras Innovator with your companies specific needs, processes, and goals.

Register for this webinar and learn about the flexibility and configurability of the Aras Innovator platform to support your company's product development and product realization needs.

During the demonstration we will cover:

  • Creating and working with sequences and lists

  • Working with workflows and lifecycles

  • Modifying/updating existing business items with new properties

  • Working with permissions

  • How to create a new item type and forms

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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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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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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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