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 Certified Partner providing complementary CAD Connector products and CAD/PLM implementation services to help drive your development performance.

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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!

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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 and later

SolidWorks: 2017, 2018 or 2019

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 and later

Inventor: 2017, 2018 R2 or 2019

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 and later

AutoCAD or AutoCAD Mechanical: 2017, 2018 or 2019

AutoCAD Connectors for Aras 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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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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