Actify’s Centro 3D CAD Viewing Technology Now Available

PLM software platform enables supply chain users to convert, view and share CAD files

Andover, Mass.—Feb. 14, 2012—Aras, an enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, now offers Actify Inc.’s Centro 3D CAD viewing technology for the Aras Innovator PLM platform. Centro enables Aras users to access and distribute a wide range of 3D and 2D CAD file formats to more easily convert, view and share CAD files throughout the enterprise and global supply chain.

Embedded in Aras Innovator 9.3 Service Pack 1, Aras subscribers now have access to Actify’s Centro solution, along with support for a wide range of CAD formats and Actify’s SpinFire Reader.

“Embedding Centro into Aras Innovator provides companies a simple, secure way to access and view necessary CAD files, helping to streamline processes that involve collaboration with multiple departments, outsourced manufacturers and suppliers,” said Chris Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, Actify. “Like Actify, Aras provides market-leading technology that enables customers to improve time to market and achieve better quality.”

The product integration with San Francisco-based Actify, a provider of product data collaboration solutions, was also designed to improve global collaboration.

“By combining the new capabilities in Centro with our advanced CAD integration functionality, companies that operate large scale multi-CAD environments can take their PLM implementations to the next level,” said Peter Schroer, President, Aras.