OXFORD, MI — 05/01/12 — Alcove9, leading developer of search technology for CAD and PLM, announced today that the Alcove9 DeepSearch advanced data access capabilities now extend to include the a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovator, an effective search solution collaborated by Alcove9 in partnership with Aras PLM.
Now integrated with most PLM applications, Alcove9’s unique web-based search function locates search criteria within documents and complex CAD libraries, be it: part numbers, size, textual notes, or attributes. Alcove9 supplies Aras Innovator with the geometric attributes of the queried data across multiple file formats, for accurate search results that encompass the entire Aras database, as well as that stored in other unstructured databases outside Aras Innovator.
“Alcove9 is impactful because of its comprehensive search functionality,” says VP of Product Marketing, Dick Bourke. “We are pleased that the a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovator is entrusted as the underlying data access technology in a product that maximizes efficiency, reduces cost throughout the product lifecycle, and increases the communication value of the entire product data.”
The a9 AppConnect is embedded within Aras Innovator – This component allows users to trigger searching from within an Aras Innovator working session – without a separate sign-on. To gain additional benefits from Aras Innovator, users have the ability to find and use relevant product data located anywhere in the enterprise – at the touch of a button. The essence of a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovator is to provide expanded searching capabilities that will help companies using Aras Innovator achieve their strategic objectives.
“Engineers already rely on Alcove9 to browse in multiple data silos, including CAD data like CATIA, Solidworks, NX, AutoCAD, and others,” says Sam Abu-Hamdan, Alcove9 CEO. “Now the a9 AppConnect for Aras Innovator captures the original structural intent of all of these file formats to ensure their Aras queries are just as thorough and precise.”
The Alcove9 suite of solutions provides on-premise advanced search solutions for engineering and manufacturing teams to resolve the daily challenges of product data accessibility. Since its initial release in the mid-2000s, it has helped more than 100 companies and 120,000 users quickly and easily find, view and use their data for timely decision-making and data reuse. Search-engine-like, browser-based and application-embedded interfaces enable users to search beyond naming conventions, metadata and file attributes. Search results include information from deep within each file, independent of its content, format or location. No data migration or client-side installation is required, negating costly implementations and disruptive deployments.
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