Aras Announces Latest Open Release of Advanced Enterprise PLM Platform

New Release Enables Aras to Deliver Best In Class Multi-CAD Management Performance

Aras Innovator’s latest release features a series of CAD-focused enhancements
enabling Aras to deliver best in class multi-CAD management performance

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – August 5, 2013 Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced download availability of the latest release of the Aras Innovator® PLM platform and solution suite. The new release features a series of CAD-focused enhancements enabling Aras to deliver best in class multi-CAD management performance. Additional highlights include enablement of the TRUaras secure cloud-based file exchange, support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and IE 10, and numerous other scalability, performance and usability improvements.

Aras Innovator download available at:

“With improved API capabilities and a unified CAD data model across mechanical and electronics, Aras is delivering a new level of multi-CAD management performance in this release,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “We believe global enterprises with complex geographically distributed design environments need greater scalability and much faster performance than they’ve been able to get from the other major PLM systems, and that’s why it’s been a key area of focus at Aras for this release.”

Release Highlights

The latest open release of Aras Innovator introduces even greater scalability, performance and usability including:

Best In Class Multi-CAD Performance

10X increase in speed, 10X reduction in memory and 6X smaller AML/XML package size make Aras Innovator the fastest PLM platform for Multi-CAD Check-in / Check-out. New Check-in / Check-out Manager capabilities streamline and automate the check in / out process for entire CAD assembly structures. With a rapid status check for an entire CAD structure, a single compressed Metadata commit and high-performance parallel, asynchronous file check-ins for each level of the CAD structure, Aras users realize greater reliability and faster performance.

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Cloud-based Secure File Exchange

Managed file transfer (MFT) capabilities called TRUaras from Trubiquity, a leading global provider of secure cloud-based MFT services, are embedded in the Aras Innovator PLM platform. With TRUaras users can securely share and exchange large CAD assemblies, technical data packages, manufacturing data, inspection and test results and other intellectual property with full tracking and traceability. Included in every Aras download, TRUaras is a free service for companies that run Aras which provides unlimited transactions with no file size limitation.

Read More about TRUaras Secure File Exchange with Trubiquity

Expanded Microsoft Platform Support

Designed to take full advantage of the latest Microsoft platform products for the scalability and high availability required by global enterprises, Aras Innovator is enabled on Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

Additional Highlights:

• Silent Installer for Virtual Machines, Server Farms and Cloud Environments

• Check-in / Check-out Manager automated conflict detection

• Feature Activation for Easy Evaluation and Enablement of New Applications

• Multi-language Installer Capabilities

• New User Personalization and Configuration Capabilities

• Drag & Drop files from Browser to Windows Folders

• Expanded Multi-Level Table of Contents Navigation

• Improved One-Click Excel & Word Data Export

• Affected Items Impact Matrix Improvements

• New Visual Indicators in the Grid Display

• Ability to Execute Multiple onSearchDialog Events

• OnBefore / OnAfter Passthrough Capabilities

• API XML / AML Compression

Additional details, demo videos, screenshots and more at

Companies with an Aras subscription package receive free upgrades to the latest release regardless of the amount of customization in the current deployment. For details 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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