Aras announced the availability of the latest release of Aras Enterprise PLM (EPLM) for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM). The new release features a series of CAD-focused enhancements to improve multi-CAD performance for companies running SolidWorks that also need to manage designs in CATIA V5, NX, Creo and other MCAD and ECAD applications. Additional highlights include TRUaras secure cloud-based file exchange, Windows 8, IE10, Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 support, along with other scalability, performance and usability improvements.
"We understand that SolidWorks users with complex global design environments need better multi-CAD capabilities for faster performance and greater scalability than they've been able to get from the other major PLM systems," said John Sperling, vice president of product management at Aras. "By unifying our CAD data model across mechanical and electronics and enhancing our APIs, we are delivering a new level of multi-CAD management performance in this release of Aras EPLM."
Aras EPLM now embeds file transfer capabilities called TRUaras from Trubiquity, a global provider of secure file exchange services in the Cloud. TRUaras is a free service for companies that run Aras, which provides unlimited transactions with no file size limitation. 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. The solution also supports Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Other features include check-in/check-out manager automated conflict detection; new visual indicators in the grid display; new user personalization and configuration capabilities; expanded multi-level table of contents navigation; multi-language installer capabilities; and a silent installer for virtual machines, server farms, and cloud environments.
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