• Managing Risk Factors with the Content Modeling Framework

    In this blog post, we'll be going over the Content Modeling Framework (CMF) that was fully introduced in Aras Innovator 11.0 SP7. CMF was introduced in order to allow administrators to build a hierarchical data model that can be represented as a ...
    • 16 May 2019
  • Is Your Platform Transformation-Ready? New Strategic Requirements for Digital Transformation

    Platform technology can power, or hinder, a company’s digital transformation. Earlier this year, this was the subject of a webinar, Digital Transformation: Platform Implications, with CIMdata Vice President, Stan Przybylinski, and Aras Strategy...
    • 15 May 2019
  • Automating Methods Using the Aras Scheduler Service

    Do you need to run a method at a specific time? How about a database intensive task after hours? Or a notification service? With the subscriber feature Aras Scheduling Service, you can do all of those things!
    • 9 May 2019
  • Are Free Upgrades too Good to be True?

    According to the consulting firm, Kalypso, “eight out of 10 dollars spent on PLM go to systems maintenance support.” And you thought your license costs were high? A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Aras ACE User Conference in Phoenix, ...
    • 7 May 2019
  • Token Authentication using the REST API

    Aras Innovator introduced an Authentication Server feature in 11.0 SP12 and has been fleshing it out with each new service pack. In 11.0 SP15, it is possible to request an OAuth token from this server that can be used with the RESTful API as an ...
    • 2 May 2019
  • prostep ivip SYMPOSIUM was a Fantastic Success. Here’s why!

    A few weeks ago, the prostep ivip SYMPOSIUM, one of the world’s biggest neutral PLM conferences, met for its 22nd time. This event offers representatives from discrete manufacturing a platform for sharing experiences and solutions surrounding t...
    • 30 Apr 2019
  • What Aras Learned at ACE

    I once had a manager who believed in offsite work to get his team focused on a new task. He’d say, “you need to get out of your everyday setting” to focus new energies in a new place on new topics. He doubled the size of his startup...
    • 24 Apr 2019
  • Live from ACE 2019

    “Digital Transformation – it used to be called PLM,” said Aras CEO Peter Schroer, as he opened the conference with some thoughts around attaining sustainable Digital Transformation and owning the lifecycle.  Microsoft was the C...
    • 17 Apr 2019
  • Translating AML to Server-Side Code

    In previous blog posts, we've covered how to query the Aras Innovator server using AML requests sent via an external service like Nash or InnovatorAdmin. In this blog post, we'll be covering how to query the server with C# Item objects define...
    • 11 Apr 2019
  • Future Proof Your Tomorrow

    Most companies spend the vast majority of their IT budgets on sustaining operations—ongoing maintenance and administrative tasks like maintaining systems, availability, applying upgrades, fixes, patches, etc. Just “keeping the lights on&r...
    • 10 Apr 2019
  • Implementing DAC Policies

    This blog post explains and goes over a simple example of a Domain Access Control Policy, a new way to control access within Aras Innovator.
    • 9 Apr 2019
  • CAN’T WAIT FOR ACE

    It’s that time of year again! No, I don’t mean The Final Four. It’s time to get ready for ACE!  ACE, the Aras Community Event, is April 15-18—this year in Phoenix, Arizona. Collaboration is key to successful business tran...
    • 2 Apr 2019
  • Special AML Actions

    In addition to the standard actions like Add, Unlock, Update, Delete, etc, Aras also provides a number of useful special actions OOTB that can be called through AML. In this blog post, we'll go over what some of these actions do and how to format the AML to use them
    • 28 Mar 2019
  • Why Things Fail

    The recent Boeing 737 crashes caused me to look up other product failures, a few of which I’ve worked on after-the-fact. Product failures are a regular occurrence, but I think many of us, myself included, are somewhat desensitized to them becau...
    • 27 Mar 2019
  • Implementing MAC Policies

    This blog post goes over how to utilize and make the most out of Mandatory Access Control Policies within Aras Innovator.
    • 26 Mar 2019
  • Advanced AML Topics

    In a previous blog post, we gave an introduction to AML and covered the basic structure of an AML request. While the simple concepts covered in that post are powerful enough for many use cases, you can make your AML requests even more useful with just a few simple tweaks by adding attributes to your requests.
    • 21 Mar 2019
  • Achieving PLM Nirvana

    Picture this: you’re in a taxi on your way to the Dallas airport, looking forward to being home after a long work trip. And then it hits you—where’s my phone? Suddenly panicking, you begin to search—checking every pocket in bo...
    • 19 Mar 2019
  • Access Control In Aras Innovator

    This blog provides a high-level overview of the three types of access control built into the Aras Innovator platform: role-based permissions, MAC policies, and DAC policies.
    • 19 Mar 2019
  • Community Spotlight: Alternate Method Editor

    Last year, Microsoft published the Monaco Editor, the browser-based text editor responsible for many of the cool features inside of Visual Studio Code. The Monaco Editor offers many of the features we've come to expect from browser-based editors...
    • 14 Mar 2019
  • 5 Ways to Master Your V-Model by Integrating Open PLM

    The V-Model is the foundation of systems design—the graphical representation of the systems development lifecycle. To meet the challenge ever-increasing of product complexity the V-Model, powered by an open PLM platform, must be the anchor for ...
    • 14 Mar 2019
  • Bridging the Gap Between Systems Engineering and PLM

    Systems thinking across the organization Systems engineering, a formal application of “Systems Thinking”, has become critical to design of complex products. Although every engineer, in every engineering domain, practices some amount of sy...
    • 13 Mar 2019
  • ACE for Developers

    Every year, Aras hosts Aras Community Events across the globe to bring together Aras users to share their experiences and best practices, build relationships, and get a sneak peek at new features and applications. Whether you're an Aras expert or a new adopter, ACE has something to offer you.
    • 12 Mar 2019
  • Technology and Culture

    According the Gartner’s 2018 CIO Survey, 46% of CIOs believe culture is their number one barrier to achieving successful digital transformations. While technology changes virtually every second, human nature, maybe not quite so fast. Looking up...
    • 6 Mar 2019
  • Using Third Party JavaScript Libraries

    Aras Methods are incredibly flexible. Using the standard IOM and method editor you can accomplish almost anything you set your mind to. If you are struggling to accomplish something with the libraries Aras provides, you can always add your own third ...
    • 5 Mar 2019
  • How to Manage Your Aras Innovator Database

    Whether your business is big or small, a company's data is always an essential component in operating successfully. In this blog, we will explore how to backup and restore your Aras Innovator databases using Microsoft's SQL Server Management Studio tool.
    • 28 Feb 2019