Aras Announces New Release of Aras EPLM for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

Familiar SolidWorks Look and Feel, New Functionality and Improved Enterprise Collaboration for Corporate-wide PLM Processes

San Diego, California and Munich, Germany – February 13, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced at the SolidWorks World 2012 conference the latest release of Aras Enterprise PLM (Aras EPLM™) for SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM. New features include Redline Revision Comparison, Dynamic Team Collaboration Security, Enterprise Virtualization, and even better SolidWorks-style look and feel and more. Attendees at SolidWorks World 2012 can see the latest release of Aras EPLM in Booth #228.


Aras EPLM for SolidWorks® EPDM New Features & Functionality

March 20, 2012 - 11:00am Eastern Time


Designed specifically for companies that run SolidWorks, Aras EPLM extends the capabilities of Enterprise PDM with packaged functionality for corporate-wide PLM business processes, enabling global businesses to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability without sacrificing their SolidWorks investments.

Release Highlights:

Familiar SolidWorks Look & Feel - New SolidWorks EPDM screen design further simplifies use for SolidWorks designers

Redline Revision Comparison - Makes it quick and easy to visually identify and compare changes to Bill of Materials (BOMs), suppliers, documents, and more

Dynamic Team Collaboration Security - Enables the definition of collaboration teams on-the-fly for any item or group of items such as a BOM and related MCAD, EDA and software / firmware files for easy extended enterprise collaboration

Enterprise Virtualization - Comprehensive support for data center virtualization enabling distributed deployment scenarios across physical server infrastructure resources around the world

Additional Functionality Includes:

  • Improved multi-level Bill of Materials (BOM) views
  • Multiple out-of-the-box enterprise change management process options
  • Enhanced configuration management capabilities for baseline history
  • Simplified release process for large groups of affected items
  • Enhanced vault replication capabilities
  • Thumbnails saved as vaulted items
  • Web services 'builder' for even easier integrations
  • Connectivity to Microsoft Active Directory for single sign-on
  • Support for Internet Explorer 9, Windows 7 and SQL Server 2008 R2

“The response to Aras EPLM from the SolidWorks community has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s clear that together SolidWorks EPDM and Aras EPLM are providing the highly scalable, secure PLM business process functionality that today’s global companies need,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras.


About Aras EPLM

Aras Enterprise PLM for SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM is a business-ready solution for product lifecycle processes that enables companies of all sizes to improve product quality, accelerate time to market and achieve greater profitability. Built on top of SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Aras EPLM is a full-featured solution that provides packaged functionality out-of-the-box to extend engineering business processes across the company, with powerful capabilities that are highly sought-after by SolidWorks Enterprise PDM users, including Engineering BOM Management, Enterprise Change Management, Integrated Project Management and more. Aras EPLM offers a familiar, easy-to-use look & feel in a standard Web-browser, and delivers a new level of scalability and security to companies that run SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. For additional information visit


About Aras

Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm


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