Getrag Ford - Teamcenter to Aras CATIA Migration How AESSiS migrated Getrag Ford's CATIA V5 data from Teamcenter to Aras with complete accuracy.

GETRAG is the world's largest supplier of transmission systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles and designs & manufactures manual, automated manual, automatic, hybrid & purely electric drivetrains.

Getrag Ford Transmissions, headquartered in Cologne, is a joint venture with Ford.

Getrag Ford Transmissions use Aras for CAD data managemet & PLM.  Nevertheless the company had a considerable amount of CATIA & I-deas data stored in a legacy Teamcenter environment.
This valuable data needed to be quickly and accurately migrated to Aras.

Getrag contracted AESSiS to deliver this project which was executed in 3 phases;

Phase 1

A detailed analysis of the data in the legacy Teamcenter was conducted to identify and define the scope of the migration.

Phase 2

I-deas, CATIA V4 and CATIA V5 files (and associated meta data) were exported to a temporary file system store.
I-deas package files were generated for each I-deas Item Revision exported from Teamcenter.

Phase 3

The CATIA V5 data was then migrated to Aras.
This involved;
  • Interrogating the CATIA V5 assembly structure (within the CATIA assembly file) to build a corresponding & correct Aras CAD structure.
  • Loading CATIA files against existing Aras product structures performing dynamic validation & merge.
  • Setting the required Aras meta-data (name, number, revision etc.)
  • Setting other required Aras properties necessary so that the Aras-CATIA V5 CAD connector (from T-Systems) would function correctly.
  • Rebuilding the full CAD item revision history in Aras to maintain full historical traceabiity.
Go Live

In February 2017, AESSiS completed this migration with a very high degree of accuracy and Getrag Ford are live in Aras with their CATIA V5 data.

What the Customer Said

“ is two weeks ago now since we did the import of the CATIA data to our production system.
The import took place without any problems. Designers are working with the data now and I did not get any complaints”