Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Aras Innovator Upgrades Multi-CAD Management Performance

5 Aug, 2013 By: Cadalyst Staff

Aras, a provider of enterprise open-source product lifecycle management (PLM) software, 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 Internet Explorer 10; and numerous other scalability, performance, and usability improvements.

Aras Innovator is available via free download from the company’s web site.

“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. A 10-fold increase in speed, 10-fold reduction in memory, and six-times 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 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.

Aras Innovator’s latest release features a series of CAD-focused enhancements. (Click on image to view at full size.)


Cloud-based, secure file exchange. Managed file transfer (MFT) capabilities called TRUaras from Trubiquity, 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 that provides unlimited transactions with no file size limitation.

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 include the following:

  • 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 & 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

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

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