When we started working on Aras Innovator we created a Codeplex page to gather some developments we were doing open source around the PLM solution. We now have two projects, one has some sources for different solutions and the other ona which is on hold today is the Innovator ETL, an ETL solution for Aras Innovator and based on the Open Source ETL solution Talend. I was looking at these pages again and made a search about “Aras Innovator” in codeplex and I found a new project which is not made by us.
Here is the result of the search:
So this new project is called “AML studio” and has been created recently (late June 2011), less than a month ago to share a very nice tool. Natively, when you install Aras Innovator, you can access a very useful interface to test your developments by querying the PLM solution through AML queries (Aras Markup Language). This online tool, called “the Nash”, is very important but you need to know the syntax and all the possibilities you can add to your queries. The problem for me is that I have a very bad memory and I always need to have some documentation around to be able to be efficient on producing queries. This tool is fixing my memory problem by adding sort of intellisens feature while editing the AML.
Here is a screenshot of the “Nash” tool for query test:
And this is the much more friendly user interface provided by tge codeplex project AML studio
I made a quick video to show you the difference and mainly the intellisens feature.