The Aras Innovator PLM system enables the integration and management of various CAD data sources and ensure the controlled operation of the respective business processes in the PLM area. Implementation of the does not require further necessary investment in licenses thanks to the applied licensing method (Enterprise Open Source). Its users include Xerox, Lear, Motorola, Insitu, Getrag, Hitachi, and many others.

Aras Innovator is actually the only Enterprise PLM solution offered for free without the traditional licensing costs. The software is available for all companies with markedly lower overall costs compared to other PLM systems, without loss of flexibility and functionality loss. Aras Innovator utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and applications and is flexible and fully scalable.

Use of the Aras Innovator PLM System

  • Management of CAD models and drawings
  • Piece lists management
  • Documents management
  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Quality planning
  • Request management
  • Configuration management
  • Suppliers management
  • Production process management

System architecture

Aras Innovator was designed as a modern, fully open system. The system architecture consists of three layers. It employs SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) technology. It enables swift and easy customization and integration with other IT systems. The business logic programme code in XML format is openly available enabling a great flexibility potential for further system development.

Integration with CAD systems

CAD connectors are used for integration with CAD systems developed by official Aras partners. Currently available are the connectors for CATIA, NX, AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Edge, SolidEdge, Creo Pro/E, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Altium and EPLAN CAD systems and others. A detailed list of offered integration solutions can be found on the website.

Installation bundle and license

The Aras Innovator installation packet and license key can be, downloaded from the Internet after previous registration. The license is valid for an unlimited time and is available for the complete system and an unlimited number of users. System upgrades, patches, hotline and other services are charged and can be ordered from T-Systems.