I recently made an article about the use of XSLT to transform an Aras Innovator exported BOM into a xgmml schema in order to have a graphic representation of the BOM with an external graphical library. In the video i was showing that i could export the BOM as an XML file, I was processing it with the XSLT file through Microsoft Visual Studio and then I was loading the resulting XGMML file on the graphical library website. So it was definitively just a first step before including it in Aras Innovator interface. I was expecting to do this for the end of the summer even though schedule is really booked. But it happenned to be much easier than expected. That’s clearly the kind of surprise Aras provides you with. Many times I’m just like “oh ok, wasn’t that hard”.
So here is the automatized process:
Here is what it looks like on the demo database:
And here is a demonstration video for its installation and use: