Learn SOLIDWORKS BOM and Configuration Management [On-demand Webinar]

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Article provided by Aras, last updated on January 3, 2018

Aras PLM is a full-featured, business-ready product lifecycle management software solution built on top of SOLIDWORKS® PDM Professional that extends PDM and related engineering business processes and drives cross-functional collaboration enterprise-wide.

Aras PLM delivers powerful capabilities that are highly sought-after by companies that run SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional including:

  • A complete engineering BOM that’s ready for release to manufacturing.
  • Enterprise-wide business process management for change control across your company and your connected supply chain.
  • Stage-gate project management process that seamlessly connects your product items to a project plan as deliverables and milestones.

Watch our on-demand webinar below as we discuss how to add BOM and Configuration Management to your current SOLIDWORKS PDM system.

Bill of Material Management

BOM management with Aras helps organizations connect and manage multiple sources of information in a single database. Easily create and maintain structured, multi-level bill of materials for each stage of the product lifecycle. Easily synchronize EBOMs and MBOMs for clear visibility into cross-disciplinary change statuses through, design, manufacture and service.

Aras PLM BOM Management

Aras PLM BOM Management

During the webinar you will learn:

  • How to select alternate/substitute parts
  • Applying options (variants) and configuration rules
  • BOM redlining and comparison
  • Target-estimated-calculated-actual weight and cost
  • Viewing multiple BOM views

Configuration Management

Aras PLM Configuration Management provides a comprehensive methodology for managing the configuration (hierarchical set of information) of a product or system throughout its life.

Aras Part Lifecycle Configuration Management

Aras Part Lifecycle

During the webinar you will learn:

  • How Aras PLM provides configuration identification, control, status accounting and verification
  • How to track baselines at different stages of the product lifecycle, e.g. as-designed, as-built, as-maintained
  • How to utilize graphical online business process workflows with email notifications and reminders


Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.