Connectors for PLM

Everyone is faced with the challenge of finding better ways to manage, protect, collaborate and share product information in order to stay competitive within today’s global product lifecycle environment. With product development, manufacturing and suppliers geographically dispersed then you need better ways to connect your resources and the product information they are generating to remain successful.

Connectors for PLM provide you with the ability to manage your critical CAD information while providing direct access to your PLM application. Through automation of business processes, improved collaboration and sharing of information throughout the extended global enterprise, Connectors for PLM improve the management of every element of product information generated throughout the product lifecycle.

Essig PLM is an Aras Gold Certified Partner providing complementary CAD Connector products and CAD/PLM implementation services to help drive your development performance.

SolidWorks Connector

Your Direct Connection between Aras Innovator® PLM and SolidWorks®

The SolidWorks Connector is your conduit to Aras Innovator Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) from your SolidWorks desktop.  The SolidWorks Connector is fine-tuned to manage Aras CAD Documents for each SolidWorks drawing, assembly or part represented in the CAD hierarchy.  In addition, the SolidWorks Connector enables you to manage Aras Parts for each of your SolidWorks assemblies and part configurations as they relate to your Aras CAD Documents, and also provides the ability to manage your Aras Bill of Materials (BOM) as the complete as-designed CAD hierarchy.

Features:

  • In-depth application integration
  • Direct access to your PLM application from your CAD application
  • Easily manage your product hierarchy described by PLM CAD Documents, Parts and BOMs
  • Bi-directional property mapping between CAD and PLM
  • Easy to install, configure and use!

Datasheet:

SolidWorks Connector for PLM

Highlights

  • Direct connection between Aras Innovator and SolidWorks
  • Control SolidWorks Drawing, Assembly and Part documents that are project specific, or as reusable Design Library documents or industry standard Toolbox documents
  • Understand component states of resolved, lightweight, suppressed, virtual, and externally referenced
  • Register, Store and Retrieve operations to manage your SolidWorks documents as Aras CAD Document, Part, and BOM Items
  • Manage the complete as-designed SolidWorks BOM allowing for the synchronization of your CAD hierarchy as the complete E-BOM
  • Bi-directional SolidWorks Property to Aras Property Mapping for Aras CAD Documents and Parts
  • Easy to Install, Configure and Use!

SolidWorks Connectors for PLM Demo

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System Requirements

Aras Innovator: 11.0 SP7-SP15 or 12.0 SP1-SP11

SolidWorks: 2019, 2020 or 2021

Inventor Connector

Your Direct Connection between Aras Innovator® PLM and Autodesk Inventor®

The Inventor Connector is your conduit to Aras Innovator Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) from your Inventor desktop. The Inventor Connector is fine-tuned to manage Aras CAD Documents for each Inventor presentation, drawing, assembly or part represented in the CAD hierarchy. In addition, the Inventor Connector enables you to manage Aras Parts for each of your Inventor iMembers as they relate to your Aras CAD Documents, and also provides the ability to manage your Aras Bill of Materials (BOM) as the complete as-designed CAD hierarchy.

Features:

  • In-depth application integration
  • Direct access to your PLM application from your CAD application
  • Easily manage your product hierarchy described by PLM CAD Documents, Parts and BOMs
  • Bi-directional property mapping between CAD and PLM
  • Easy to install, configure and use!

Datasheet:

Inventor Connector for PLM

Highlights

  • Direct connection between Aras Innovator and Autodesk Inventor
  • Control Inventor Presentation, Drawing, Assembly and Part documents that are project specific, or as reusable Project Library documents or industry standard Content Center documents
  • Understand component states of resolved, suppressed, virtual, and externally referenced
  • Register, Store and Retrieve operations to manage your Inventor documents as Aras CAD Document, Part, and BOM Items
  • Manage the complete as-designed Inventor BOM allowing for the synchronization of your CAD hierarchy as the complete E-BOM
  • Bi-directional Inventor Property to Aras Property Mapping for Aras CAD Documents and Parts
  • Easy to Install, Configure and Use!

Autodesk Inventor Connectors for Aras Demo

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System Requirements

Aras Innovator: 11.0 SP7-SP15 or 12.0 SP1-SP11

Inventor: 2019, 2020 or 2021

AutoCAD Connector

Your Direct Connection between Aras Innovator® PLM and Autodesk® AutoCAD®

The AutoCAD Connector is your conduit to Aras Innovator Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) from your AutoCAD desktop. The AutoCAD Connector is fine-tuned to manage Aras CAD Documents and Parts for your AutoCAD Drawings.

Features:

  • In-depth application integration
  • Direct access to your PLM application from your CAD application
  • Easily manage your product hierarchy described by PLM CAD Documents, Parts and BOMs
  • Bi-directional property mapping between CAD and PLM
  • Easy to install, configure and use!

Datasheet:

AutoCAD Connector for PLM

Highlights

  • Direct connection between Aras Innovator and AutoCAD
  • Control AutoCAD Drawings, X-Refs and Sheet Sets
  • Register, Store and Retrieve operations to manage your AutoCAD documents as Aras CAD Documents and Parts
  • Bi-directional AutoCAD Property to Aras Property Mapping for Aras CAD Documents and Parts
  • Easy to Install, Configure and Use!

System Requirements

Aras Innovator: 11.0 SP7-SP15 or 12.0 SP1-SP11

AutoCAD or AutoCAD Mechanical: 2019, 2020 or 2021

AutoCAD Connectors for Aras Demo

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NX Connector

Your Direct Connection between Aras Innovator® PLM and NX®

Essig PLM’s NX Connector is your conduit to Aras Innovator Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) from your NX desktop. The NX Connector is fine-tuned to manage Aras CAD Documents for each NX drawing, assembly or part represented in the CAD hierarchy. In addition, the NX Connector enables you to manage Aras Parts for each of your NX assemblies and part configurations as they relate to your Aras CAD Documents, and also provides the ability to manage your Aras Bill of Materials (BOM) as the complete as-designed CAD hierarchy.

Features:

  • Direct Connection between NX and PLM
  • Control the Complete Hierarchy of NX Documents
  • Manage NX Configurations
  • Support of NX Component States
  • Retrieve and Store NX Documents
  • Register Parts and CAD Documents
  • Store “As-Designed” BOM
  • Bi-directional Property Mapping

Datasheet:

NX Connector for PLM

Highlights

  • Direct connection between Aras Innovator and NX
  • Control NX Drawing, Assembly and Part documents that are project specific
  • Understand component states of suppressed and externally referenced, including WAVE Geometry Linker
  • Register, Store and Retrieve operations to manage your NX documents as Aras CAD Document, Part, and BOM Items
  • Manage the complete as-designed NX BOM allowing for the synchronization of your CAD hierarchy as the complete E-BOM
  • Bi-directional NX Property to Aras Property Mapping for Aras CAD Documents and Parts
  • Easy to Install, Configure and Use!

System Requirements

Aras 12 SP1 – SP14

NX: 12, 1899, 1926

NX Connectors for PLM Demo

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Creo Connector

Your Direct Connection between Aras Innovator® PLM and PTC® Creo®

Essig PLM’s Creo Connector is your conduit to Aras Innovator Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) from your Creo desktop. The Creo Connector is fine-tuned to manage CAD Documents in Aras for each Creo drawing, assembly or part represented in the CAD hierarchy. In addition, the Creo Connector enables you to manage Parts for each of your Creo assemblies and part configurations as they relate to your Aras CAD Documents, and also provides the ability to manage your Aras Bill of Materials (BOM) as the complete as-designed CAD hierarchy.

Features:

  • Direct Connection between Creo and PLM
  • Control the Complete Hierarchy of Creo Documents
  • Manage Creo Instances
  • Retrieve and Store Creo Documents
  • Register Parts and CAD Documents
  • Store “As-Designed” BOM
  • Bi-directional Property Mapping

Datasheet:

Creo Connector for PLM

Highlights

  • Direct connection between Aras Innovator and Creo
  • Control Creo Drawing, Assembly and Part documents that are project specific
  • Register, Store and Retrieve operations to manage your Creo documents as Aras CAD Document, Part, and BOM Items
  • Manage the complete as-designed Creo BOM allowing for the synchronization of your CAD hierarchy as the complete E-BOM
  • Bi-directional Creo Parameter to Aras Property Mapping for Aras CAD Documents and Parts

System Requirements

Aras Innovator SP1 – SP14

Creo: 6

*The Creo Toolkit is required for installation of the Creo Connector.

Creo Connectors for PLM Demo

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Unified CAD Framework

Your Direct Connection between Aras Innovator® PLM and Unified CAD Framework

Essig PLM’s Connectors for PLM technology, built on the Unified CAD Framework (UCF), is your conduit to Aras Innovator Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) from your CAD desktop. The UCF is based on over 25 years of experience working with complex CAD hierarchies, individual CAD packages, and the customer use cases within various PDM and PLM solutions.  Essig PLM has developed a best in market approach to developing, enhancing and supporting our Connectors for PLM.

Features:

  • Direct Connection between Creo and PLM
  • Control the Complete Hierarchy of Creo Documents
  • Manage Creo Instances
  • Retrieve and Store Creo Documents
  • Register Parts and CAD Documents
  • Store “As-Designed” BOM
  • Bi-directional Property Mapping

Datasheet:

Unified CAD Framework for PLM

Highlights

  • Provides Essig PLM with a common Framework for all of our CAD Connectors
  • Modular Approach for
    • Core
    • User Interface
    • Services
    • PDM/PLM Interface
  • Continuity between CAD Connectors
  • Enables faster development
  • Adaptable to support new PDM/PLM and CAD solutions
  • Extendable to support future PDM/PLM and end user driven requirement

System Requirements

Aras Innovator SP1 – SP14

Creo: 6

*The Creo Toolkit is required for installation of the Creo Connector.

Creo Connectors for PLM Demo

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Connectors for PLM Video Library

In an effort to provide visibility into the functional areas of the Connectors for PLM Integrator Suite, we have assembled a number of videos highlighting our solution capabilities to address common business issues within any organization.

Essig PLM Connector Overview Videos

Watch overview videos below:

SolidWorks Connector for PLM

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Inventor Connector for PLM

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AutoCAD Connector for PLM

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NX Connector for PLM

Need To Login –  AutoCAD Connector for PLM

Creo Connector for PLM

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Need To Login –  Inventor Connector for PLM

AutoCAD Connector for PLM

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Subscription Service

Essig PLM’s Connectors for PLM products and services require an active Connectors for PLM Subscription and will require an active Aras Subscription Package.

A. Technical Support Services

  1. Access to the Connectors for PLM Technical Support Line during regularly scheduled hours of coverage (7:00 am – 7:00 pm Eastern US Time Zone, Mon. – Fri., excluding Essig PLM holidays), which includes telephonic and email support for:
    • Technical questions
    • Software bug reporting and validation
    • Software enhancement requests
    • Software installations and upgrades
    • Related database migration and/or restoration questions
    • Related networking and performance questions
    • Platform support and related systems questions
    • Requests for software releases and/or documentation
  2. Response Times for issues reported to the Connectors for PLM Technical Support, are:
    • Within 2 hours for Critical Production Impacting Issues
    • Within 4 hours for Urgent Issues that are not directly impacting production
    • Within 1 Business Day for all other issues reported
  3. Access to Technical Support Web site, which includes the following services:
    • On-line access to documentation and product notices
    • On-line access to product support information including Release Notes, Patch Notes, and FAQ’s
    • Automatic distribution of Customer Alerts (service bulletins)

B. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION SUPPORT SERVICES POLICY

  1. The Connectors for PLM Annual Subscription Support Services is subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, the applicable current Essig PLM Quotation and the customer’s current click-wrapped Connectors for PLM License Agreement.
  2. Connectors for PLM Annual Subscription Support Services must be purchased annually in advance for all software licenses installed at a customer site.
  3. Subscription Support Services will not be provided to customers who are not current on the Connectors for PLM Subscription. Also, Essig PLM will not provide consulting and training services if the customer is not current on the Connectors for PLM Subscription.
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