This article describes various method calls in Innovator. A bit of a “special interest” topic. However, I could not find a really good overview so far. So I will give it a try by myself.Read More →
When developing multilingual applications, it is often necessary to thoroughly test your application against all target languages. Within Aras Innovator multilanguage values can be used in ItemTypes, Forms, Lists, Properties and much more other locations.
Translations are easy to forget, which will result in strange looking Forms and missing labels. You usually want to avoid changing the language settings in the browser or operating system. And it is not necessary at all….Read More →
Integrating your PLM software into other systems in your organization is a common standard. Usually you connect your CAD systems or your ERP. At a certain point, of course, you also want to connect your software to your suppliers or external partners. Most available PLM systems provide you with the appropriate security features to accomplish this task. But do they really cover everything?Read More →
Preparation for update actually starts at the moment you have the previous version up and running. This task includes the documentation of your current system, system changes, as well as the creation of suitable test cases.
But in this article we will also cover more entertaining topics. Let’s talk about data security!Read More →
This article shows a little trick to improve the lock&feel of your Innovator. We will also demonstrate that it’s always worth to question OOTB features. They often can be extended quite easily. You just have to dare to do it!
The ItemType Action can be used to build custom user interaction elements. The modern variant of Actions are CUI elements. These offer much more flexibility as well as improved design and permission options. But you also need more knowledge to use them. This project shows a way to remove at least the optical border between Actions and CUI elements by adding icons to Actions…Read More →
A couple of days ago I had some nostalgic feelings regarding my previous PLM system: Arena PLM from Arena Solutions. Oh what a beautiful piece of software, a real pleasure to work with it! I can not remember anything negative!
During my nostalgic trip I discovered that Arena Solutions has an office in the direct neighborhood of Aras! Both Aras and Arena should make a company outing to visit their neighbors, it´s just an half an hour bike ride. And there’s a lot to discover! From my point of view, Arena is the perfect counterpart to Aras and vice versa…Read More →
Microsoft Excel is a very well working table calculation software. But using it for data organization? No way! It´s the decline of the West!
The PLM world loves to blaspheme about Excel. In many cases with good reason, but I’m not a big fan of blanket statements. With this article I want to try to take a more differentiated view at the topic.Read More →
The Workflow History Report is a testament to taste and style. At least it was at the time it was designed – the early 2000s. A time were Aras was working with state of the art 4:3 CRT monitors – just like everybody else.
Let´s see if we can bring this one to the present by adding the following improvements:
- Use space more efficiently
- Don´t mix-up votes when delegating a task
- Show latest activities first
- Offer more room for vote comments
Obscurity is a valid security layer when used as part of a comprehensive security strategy. But obscurity mainly improves perceived safety, it never should be your first choice.
The pwcrypt tool can be used to obfuscate passwords in various config files. It can be easily extracted with a standard spreadsheet tool once you understand the underlying principle. It is even possible to extract control characters that you can not enter on the keyboard…Read More →