Component Engineering

Component Search is Tough

Organizations that use externally sourced components face tough challenges. These include managing the complete lifecycle of components used in their products from selection through acquisition, compliance reporting and eventual end of life.

Control Your Components

Component Engineering simplifies electronic component selection, approval, sourcing and compliance processes. Engineers and procurement specialists have instant access to complete, current technical data, as well as obsolescence and compliance information, on hundreds of millions of board-level components from leading manufacturers around the world.

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Key Features

  • Basic and parametric search
  • Component attributes, technical data, latest and historical datasheets, alternates
  • Color indicators – preferred manufacturers and parts
  • End of life (EOL), Product Change Notice (PCN) and Product Failure Notice (PFN) alerts
  • RoHS, REACh and conflict mineral compliance
  • IPC 1752A material declaration

Component Engineering and the Cloud

See how Aras's partnership with IHS provides access to over 450 million parts within the IHS database to appear in your PLM system.

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  • Increases engineering efficiency and productivity
  • Reduces regulatory and supply chain risk
  • Saves time and money by driving component reuse
  • Control costs and reduce the risk of single-sourced purchasing by working with preferred suppliers
  • Eliminate redundant parts and suppliers
  • Anticipate and manage obsolescence risk for better long-term product planning


PLM and PDM capabilities are powered by Aras® Applications which are available on either an Open or Subscription basis.

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Component Engineering

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Aras Component Engineering Demo

See how Component Engineering from Aras brings 440+ million electronic components to the PLM workflow.

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Aras Innovator 11 Demo: Component Search App (3 Minutes)

This video demo highlights the features of the Aras Component Search app, which brings component sourcing and part approval workflows into a tablet format.

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Aras Component Engineering: CIMdata Commentary

Aras in conjunction with IHS has taken a new and better approach to the management of component engineering data and processes. Read what independent consultants CIMdata think.

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Provides a comprehensive closed-loop system using CMII and CMPIC certified methods for managing the configuration of a product or system throughout its life.


Provides document management including version and change control for files in multiple formats in a secure, searchable repository.

Manufacturing Process Planning

Provides an integrated approach to managing manufacturing data and processes in PLM, bridging the gap between engineering and manufacturing with a digital thread.


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Enables cross-discipline authoring, visualization, sharing and publishing of topics-based, modular documentation within a secure, managed environment.

Variant Management

Aras enables you to capture variability in one structure with the product data.