Variant Management

Manage product platform variability and reuse across all product representations

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Variant Management is Getting Harder

Today’s product complexities driven by pervasive connectivity, increasing software content, and a high degree of customization force OEMs to consider the basic tenets of variability management much earlier in the product lifecycle. These are cases where variability within a product platform is explored and established way before 3D CAD structures are designed or BOM structures with part numbers must be considered. Aras platform provides services and applications to manage product platform variability and maximize reuse of common elements in any design representation, across all design stages, and as part of the PLM platform managed digital thread.

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Aras Variant Management application helps manage your product platforms and variants on a single, connected Aras PLM platform.

Product Complexity

The Four Degrees of Product Complexity

The world runs on increasingly complex systems. Organizations face critical challenges in designing, managing, and optimizing these systems for the rapidly changing products of tomorrow. Consumers’ connectivity demands are changing at an unprecedented rate, driving companies in every industry to build more complex and more interconnected products and services.

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 The Four Degrees of Product Complexity

The Key to Managing Exploding Product Complexity

Today product complexities driven by pervasive connectivity, increasing software content, and a high degree of customization force OEMs to consider the basic tenants of variability management much earlier in the product lifecycle.

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They Say Variety is the Spice of Life….

Today, OEMs consider variability on a more abstract level than a BOM by shifting from a BOM-centric view to a system-centric view. While BOM configuration remains critical, we now also have a 150% MBSE structure to configure as a reflection of the design intent of that final 100% BOM configuration.

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Demystifying Effectivity with Aras Innovator Version 12

A single product structure can handle many different configurations by using effectivity. When an item is to be included in in some – but not all – of the configured structures, effectivity identifies the valid conditions for inclusion.

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