Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD Connectors for Aras

ICP Solution Provides Autodesk CAD Connector Integration Products for Aras Innovator


ANDOVER, Mass. and Solothurn, Switzerland – July 7, 2008 – Aras®, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced the availability of packaged CAD connectors from ICP Solution GmbH & Co. KG, a leading provider of CAD connector integration products and product lifecycle management [PLM] solution deployment services for the Aras Innovator® enterprise PLM solution covering the portfolio of Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD design software products.

“Companies of all sizes across industries use the Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD products and ICP Solution is offering these businesses proven CAD connectors for the Aras Innovator enterprise PLM solution,” said Dr. Helmut Maier, President of Dr. Maier CSS. “ICP CAD connectors provide extensive product structure handling and product data extraction capabilities for Aras Innovator. Now, companies can implement a comprehensive enterprise PLM solution from Aras and ICP much faster than previously possible with conventional PLM systems.”

The ICP Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD connector products for Aras Innovator provide a wide range of features including:

·         Load and save a 3D model structure as a document structure in Aras Innovator

·         Create a parts list and import to Aras Innovator as a Bill of Materials product structure

·         Create a drawing and refresh title block data

·         Plotting and file format conversion by batch queue

In the CAD session users can control the CAD structure and the PLM attributes, and have context sensitive pull-down menus for managing CAD information including:

·         Approval, release and revision operations

·         Model & drawing status information such as In Work or Released

·         Complete or selective structure copy of model & drawing for new variant

·         Read and write access rights, reservation capabilities, and preview functionality

“The ICP CAD connectors provide companies with additional capabilities for Aras Innovator’s advanced enterprise PLM solution,” said Martin Allemann, Vice President EMEA for Aras. “The open model encourages established companies like ICP Solution to become community members and provide their proven solutions for everyone which advances the Aras solutions faster to deliver more innovation and greater business value.”


About ICP Solution GmbH & Co. KG

ICP Solution is a leading provider of product lifecycle management solution deployment services and packaged CAD connector integration products. With more than 50 PLM experts ICP Solution provides extensive PLM competence offering a one-stop-shop approach for PLM deployments and integration adaptors. ICP Solution is privately held with headquarters in Stutensee Germany. For additional information visit 


About Aras

Aras® is the leader in providing Microsoft enterprise open source solutions. Aras delivers the most advanced model-based service-oriented architecture [SOA] solutions for enterprise Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] on the Microsoft platform. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquartered in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit





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