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Aras’ Present and Future with System Engineering

Aras’ Innovator is set to include systems engineering functionality later this year. But what is the long-term vision? We share updates from the ACE user conference and our thoughts in this post.

The Vision Behind Aras’ Acquisition of Comet Solutions

A little while ago, Aras acquired Comet Solutions. At ACE, Aras’ user conference, we got a little more insight into the vision behind that acquisition. Here’s my review of that presentation.

PaperlessPARTS: What is it, What’s the Value?

PaperlessPARTS is a proposal automation solution for machine shops. In this post, we dive into what capabilities it provides and its value.

What is a Model-Based Enterprise?

What is a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) initiative? We provide an overview in this post and video.

OpenBOM: What Does it Do, What’s the Value?

OpenBOM is a cloud-based solution for managing bills-of-materials. What does it do differently? Is it better than using a spreadsheet? We cover that in this post.

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The Systems Engineering Conundrum

Companies considering system engineering practices are caught in a catch-22. We explain in this post.

SOLIDWORKS World Takeaway: Acquisition and Platform Strategy

What is Dassault Systèmes’ strategy when it comes to acquisitions? At the highest levels, it is driven by their 3DEXPERIENCE vision. Find out more in this post.

3D Printing: Why is it Appealing to Engineering?

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is an exciting new development on many fronts. It is particularly appealing to engineers designing products. Why? Chad Jackson shares some insight in this video.

Nano Dimensions: Is 3D Printing for Electronics Feasible?

Nano Dimensions provides 3D printing solutions for electronics. It is early but they are getting some traction and making this concept real. This post reviews what they can do.