This is another product that I had the chance to show during the Aras Community Event 2011 during the community solution showcase. Just like Autocad integration I did already show some part of the integration last year in Chicago. But today the connector is much more stable and also much more flexible to enable its customizing in a very small amount of time. After some issue on activex with Autocad last year we decided to not use activex for our connector. But when customers were watching the difference of ease to use between the two options, they were asking us to get back to the use of the activex as it is much more simple to start a document from Aras.
Here are the different use cases I was demonstrating during the presentation:
And here is the video that illustrates these use cases:
Today this integration is packaged as a product that we can provide for any Aras customer under subscription. It is one of the many value item that is delivered continuously to the Aras community. For the Open Source users we still have the basics source code on our Codeplex page to help you build your own integration.