I have been asked by a client to assist them in setting up their PLM system with Solidworks 2016. They have pre chosen the PLM system, ARAS, www.aras.com. This system cannot deal with one of Solidworks greatest features, namely configurations. It requires every configuration to be dealt with as a seperate model entity. For example, a single DIN standard bolt that has 50 configurations dealing with diameter and length will now require 50 separate models and identities within the PLM. Is there a PLM system out there that will deal with this problem outside of the standard Solidworks EPDM which does not have the advanced features they are looking for?