• How the Digital Twin Supports Maintenance Effectiveness

    Follow this infographic to discover how the Digital Twin can play a key role in improving maintenance effectiveness while reducing cost and inefficiency.
    • 2 Jun 2020
  • A How-to Guide for Building Digital Twins

    A recent Aras Innovator demonstration showed off how Aras Innovator lets users build, maintain, and leverage a Digital Twin: or, an exact configuration of a physical part in the field. Check out this short overview video, and learn how to build and manage a Digital Twin in Aras.
    • 29 May 2020
  • Building Tree Grid Containers

    This post will cover the TreeGridContainer, a UI component for displaying information in a table while allowing for expanding or contracting to show child rows. For this, we assume basic familiarity with Javascript, as well as comfort with methods and forms in Aras innovator. The screenshots in this post were taken on Aras Innovator Version 12 Service Pack 4, and while the steps should be similar if you’re on Version…

    • 27 May 2020
  • The Digital Twin Time Machine

    Building a true Digital Twin can be the key for looking into the future of assets in the field and change the way companies approach product design, development, manufacture, and operation.
    • 26 May 2020
  • Why Integrate Systems Engineering and PLM?

    Modern, high-tech products rely on systems engineering to realize designs that fully integrate software, mechanical, electrical, and electronic components. But, typically, these processes are not integrated into enterprise PLM software. Aras Innovator is different.
    • 22 May 2020
  • Aras Fundamentals - Type Classes

    People often wonder why Aras Innovator has Type classes and the best way to use them.  Let’s take some time to clear this up.

    For the folks who are configuring their system, class structure is an OOTB property for all items.   It’s displayed as the attribute type which is how they are typically thought of.  To minimize confusion, I’m going to call this property a “Class”.  

    A class is the ability…

    • 21 May 2020
  • Survey Results and Top Questions from our Demo Series: Digital Twin: How to Build, Manage, and Enable a Powerful User Experience

    What were the most common questions and survey results in the Digital Twin Demo Series webinar? Read the blog to find out.
    • 19 May 2020
  • Evaluating Digital Thread Solutions: The Crucible of Change

    Do you have a digital thread? As buzzwords go, when every enterprise software solution suddenly claims to enable “a Digital Thread”, your radar should ping. Evaluate your product's digital thread with three critical questions.
    • 15 May 2020
  • Graph Navigation Sidebar Actions

    As explained in our Getting Started with Graph Navigation Blog; graph nav is a very useful visualization tool within Aras Innovator that provides users a node-edge graph view of related parts, BOM’s, assemblies, etc. In this blog post we will explore how to make the graph nav easily accessible in the side nav for any ItemType through some simple configuration of the CUI. This type of customization is just one example…

    • 13 May 2020
  • Did you miss Aras Virtual?

    Did you miss the Aras Virtual sessions on the Digital Twin, Digital Thread and Building with Aras? Now's your chance to attend these information packed sessions whenever it's convenient for you. And, if you attended the live sessions over the last couple of weeks, here's a chance to see them again.
    • 12 May 2020
  • The Aras Approach to the Digital Twin: What Makes It Different?

    What is a Digital Twin? Everyone you ask might have a different answer; but, in Aras Innovator, our viewpoint is distinct, and you can learn about it right here.
    • 8 May 2020
  • Custom Form UI Best Practices

    This post will cover best practices for building your own UIs in forms. There are many tools but make Aras Innovator respond exactly the way you want it to, from the Custom User Interface selection to the form editor, but today we’re going to assume you’re comfortable writing a bit of your own HTML and Javascript. This isn’t about how to write a UI on the web, but instead intended as some tips and best practices for writing…

    • 7 May 2020
  • Rectifying the Bill of Materials with the Bill of Process: A Story of Nouns and Verbs

    Communication gaps between Design Engineering and Manufacturing can lead to waste, rework, and all kinds of other inefficiencies and errors. What can be done to bridge the gap? Read the blog to find out.
    • 5 May 2020
  • Building Your Own Applications in Aras Innovator

    Can product development software be used to build enterprise low-code applications? Can a low-code development platform manage end-to-end product lifecycle data? Aras Innovator can.
    • 30 Apr 2020
  • Radical Simplification

    There are five key steps you can take to radically simplify your architecture and processes. Discover what they are and why they're crucial for organizations that want to be prepared to meet tomorrow's unknown challenges.
    • 28 Apr 2020
  • Aras Fundamentals: Forms and Views

    This Fundamentals post will explain how Views and Forms can be used in Aras Innovator.  The examples will build on the Purchase Order ItemType created in previous Fundamentals posts, specifically Creating an ItemType and Adding Detailed Properti...
    • 27 Apr 2020
  • Making the Digital Thread Real

    Much hype has been generated around the concept of a “Digital Thread” for product and services companies. As with many buzzwords, the thought has crossed my mind more than once: can it be made real?
    • 23 Apr 2020
  • The Power of Connection: See you at Aras Virtual!

    Join us for our Aras Virtual webinar series to see the digital thread in action! This three-session webinar will include customer stories and software demonstrations to showcase how the Aras community is realizing the vision of a single integrated digital thread to own the lifecycle. Check out this blog to learn more about each session
    • 22 Apr 2020
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Re-start your Innovation Engines!

    Even in "normal" times, companies regularly find the need to shift priorities to meet unexpected situations. As these times are anything but normal, what are some of the re-planning efforts that organizations should be thinking about now?
    • 21 Apr 2020
  • Introduction to xClassification and xProperties

    This blog goes over the basics of xClassifications and xProperties, and briefly goes over an example of how they could be used.
    • 16 Apr 2020
  • Digital Transformation Now?

    What impact will the COVID-19 pandemic have on organizations' digital transformation investments? Is now the time to stop―or is it time to find ways to become more adaptable and resilient?
    • 14 Apr 2020
  • Poly Item Basics

    Inside of Aras Innovator, a common use of Poly Items is to relate them to existing ItemTypes. Let’s say, for example, there is a selection within a part form to choose Documents related to the Parts ItemType. We can add a Documentation Poly Item to the Part ItemType allowing us to add both Documents and Technical Documents using the same relationship.

    In this blog post we will create this Poly Item to manage all of…

    • 10 Apr 2020
  • How Resilient Thinking Creates Adaptable Systems

    Are you a resilient thinker? Check out this blog to learn what guiding principles you need to follow to be ready to adapt to the complex technological landscapes of tomorrow.
    • 10 Apr 2020
  • Aras Fundamentals: Advanced Properties

    This post will cover some of the more complex but no less useful ways you can use Properties in Aras Innovator. We’ll go over Foreign properties, some Property Settings such as Item Behavior and Default Search, and even Property Events. In this article, we assume you already have an ItemType such as the Purchase Orders ItemType from the Aras Fundamentals series article to build on. To follow along, you’ll want to…

    • 8 Apr 2020
  • The Collaboration Imperative

    Effective communication across the Enterprise is critical during these challenging times and the need for a secure, connected, and collaborative environment for promoting efficient product development is more important than ever.
    • 7 Apr 2020