November 2020 Update

November 2020 Update

Aras Digital 2020 – Europe
On November 10 & 11, Aras successfully conducted Aras Digital 2020 – Europe. The event consisted of:

  • More than 30+ sessions - 100% virtual
  • 8+ Aras customer presentations
  • Sessions will be available on-demand
  • Interactive discussions with attendees and the Aras team
  • Individual demo sessions

Over 600 people actively attended. All the sessions were  recorded and can be viewed here. Please register to get access to all the content.


ACE 2021
ACE 2021 will be ACE Virtual! This will be combined into one large conference for our community members from all 3 regions. Save the date for the week of April 19 to join us. We have just started our event planning and will have a component for partners, though the details are not yet worked out. Stay tuned for more information in the coming month about how you can participate and engage with our viewers.


Partner Handbook Updated
Release 2.3 of the Partner Handbook has been released. There are some important additions including:

  • Added Branding Attribution guidelines
  • Updated the contact names for the CAD connectors
  • Added Training Material Use Policies
  • Added Channel Support policy
  • Added Partners roles and responsibilities upgrades
  • Aras payment policy

You can access the latest version of the handbook from the Partner Portal


Version 12 SP 11 and a new Demo Environment for Version 12 SP 11 now available
Aras Innovator 12.0 SP11 was released on October 26, 2020. Subscribers can download the new release from the Aras FTP site. The key enhancements include:

  • Improvements to Item's Workflow List Dialog
  • Ability to Maximize Life Cycle and Workflow windows
  • Improved PolyItem create dialog
  • Pop-up dialogs updated for consistent usability
  • Default authentication method
  • Dynamic Viewer improvements

The Version 12 SP11 Demo release has also been updated with new applications (DTC and SM/SA), data to match applications, as well as an updated script. You can download the environment and all necessary documentation on the partner portal.


Variant Management Sample Application version 2.1.1
We are pleased to announce that Variant Management Sample Application version 2.1.1 is now available. This version supports 12.0 SP9.  It can be installed on top of the Aras Innovator 12.0 SP9 Demo Database. The package, installation instructions, documentation and other information can be found here:

Please note that no new functionality is planned for the VM Sample Application. We are focusing on developing the standard Variant Management Application. You can find the overview and demo here:


New Partners
Since June of this year we have added the following partners:

Partner Country Type Website
Robbins Gioia, LLc United States Services
SBE Vision Inc. United States Solutions
Canvas GFX, Inc. United States Solutions
InMediasP GmbH Germany Services,ltd. Japan Services
Ryoyu Giken Japan Services