KISTERS AG and Razorleaf Partner on New Aras Connector for 3DViewStation

Today KISTERS AG announced that it has entered into an agreement with Razorleaf Europe for the development, support and sales of new versions of Aras integration software, which will replace the existing KISTERS products. This development, supported and delivered by Razorleaf’s new European operation, will be available for subscriptions in the near future.

The Most Misunderstood Concept in DriveWorks Automation

A large number of questions that you see in the DriveWorks forums (you do follow those, right?) all have to do with the interaction between DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS. Most often, that question involves a DriveWorks user asking how to get the results from a SOLIDWORKS model generation to drive a DriveWorks specification. Whether that means using the mass properties that SOLIDWORKS calculates, a reference dimension from a sketch, Bill of Materials information, or an interference check, people want DriveWorks to run that model while the user is filling in their forms. 

Video: Integration Between 3DEXPERIENCE and Aras Innovator using Clover

The following video illustrates how Razorleaf’s integration platform Clover enables a fluid  PLM integration between 3DEXPERIENCE and Aras Innovator.   In many environments where there are multiple PLM or CAD systems, it becomes necessary to pass critical data between the two systems to enable end users to do their job better and access the most current, accurate data.  Clover can enable single or bi-directional exchange of data depending on the use case, regardless of the applications being used (ERP, CRM, PLM, CAD, PDM, and more).

What is THAT Thing?? DriveWorks 16 Specification Macros

Those of you who are new to DriveWorks or new to the use of Specification Macros (“spec macros” as Glen Smith is keen to tell us all the cool kids call them) will not notice anything out of the ordinary when you first see the spec macros form in DriveWorks 16. I mean, you’re seeing it for the first time. But those seasoned veterans who have spent time pulling tasks from the toolbox are bound to be taken aback when seeing spec tasks in DriveWorks 16.

Troubleshooting Techniques for DriveWorks

Before we can start troubleshooting anything, we need to first figure out what is wrong. Now I mean this in the most general way. Are we having a problem where the drawing is incorrect? Are we having a problem even getting a drawing to generate when we release? Are we even getting to the point where we can release? Is our computer even able to startup? If the problem is the last one, try turning it off and back on again.