Altium and Aras Partner to Deliver Next Generation PLM for Complex MCAD-ECAD Environments

Partnership Provides a Multi-Discipline Approach for Unified MCAD-ECAD Product Development of Sophisticated Mechatronic Systems

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – October 21, 2014 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design and embedded software development, has partnered with Aras to bring advanced ECAD PLM capabilities to the Aras solution suite. Together, Altium and Aras will provide a new approach to fully integrated MCAD-ECAD PLM workflows for global companies with systems engineering requirements and complex mechatronic product development environments.

“In order to effectively manage the fusion of electronics and software with mechanical designs moving forward, global businesses need a new, more holistic approach,” said Jason Hingston, CTO of Altium. “We are partnering with Aras to provide the first truly seamless experience to multi-disciplinary development.”

“The development of next generation products combining electronics and software is resulting in greater complexity during design and manufacturing,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Altium’s perspective on the need to bring together the electronic and mechanical design processes aligns with ours, providing us the opportunity to jointly build better PLM processes for today’s modern manufacturers.”

About Altium

Altium Limited (ASX:ALU) is an Australian multinational software corporation that focuses on 3D PCB design, electronics design and embedded system development software. With this unique range of technologies Altium enables electronics designers to innovate, harness the latest devices and technologies, manage their projects across broad design ‘ecosystems’, and create connected, intelligent products. Founded in 1985, Altium has offices worldwide, including the U.S. Germany, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, China and Japan. For more information, visit or

About Aras

We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm


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