September 2, 2020
Aras makes available the latest open release of the company’s enterprise low-code platform, Aras Innovator Version 12 SP9, enabling organizations to accelerate the digital transformation of their product ecosystems with an end-to-end digital thread. The release includes functionality enhancements and faster performance in large global deployments. As an open release, anyone can download and use the release at no cost, allowing organizations to run their business on the Aras platform.
This release extends Aras’ platform capabilities in five core areas, which include:
- Improve User Productivity Across the Platform
A streamlined user experience created by a simplified interface makes Aras Innovator even easier to use and learn, while a navigation redesign helps users find the information they need faster.
- Enhance Visualization to Accelerate Navigation and Analysis
Users can visualize relationships in the digital thread with Aras Graph Navigation; navigate PLM data in context of 3D models with Aras Dynamic Product Navigation; and visualize relationships with hierarchical display with Aras Tree Grid View.
- Expand Functionality with New Platform Applications
Users can now manage requirements with context in PLM data using Aras Requirements Engineering and manage system models with traceability using Systems Architecture. Users can now capture and manage context for any physical asset with Digital Twin Core and manage simulation processes and results in the digital thread with Aras Simulation Management.
- Optimize Core PLM with Updated Platform Application
Users can define and manage product data across the lifecycle with Aras Product Engineering; connect and manage documents in the digital thread with Aras Office Connector; simplify electronic component selection with Aras Component Engineering; and unlock product data for the enterprise with SolidWorks PDM Pro Connector.
- Advanced Configurability with New Low-Code Features
Aras has extended its platform’s modeling engine by adding new low-code capabilities that improve Client Modeling through advanced security options and a streamlined Technical Documentation Framework.
“It is critical for organizations to implement a strategy that enables them to adjust, adapt, and adopt when they need to,” says Peter Bilello, president & CEO of CIMdata. “By taking a sustainable platform approach, organizations are enabling the enterprise to get their work done in the most efficient way possible and can ensure end-to-end optimization and connectivity that is critical to an organization’s digital transformation.”
“At Aras we use our own platform as the basis of our worldwide product development processes, and even through recent periods of disruption we’ve been able to accelerate our release cadence to deliver a continuous flow of new functionality to our customers,” says John Sperling, SVP of Product Management at Aras.
Aras Innovator 12 SP9 is available for open users to download now. Existing subscribers can start planning their next Aras upgrade by going to the Subscriber Portal.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.