PI-MERGE Migration Tool For Pro/INTRALINK Commonspaces

Munich/Bavaria, Germany, May 11, 2004 — Software Factory is pleased to announce the availability of PI-MERGE for Pro/INTRALINK. PI-MERGE is a unique tool for migrating, moving, sharing, and consolidating information between Pro/INTRALINK Commonspaces. In its basic functionality, it can be used to merge a single Pro/INTRALINK Commonspace, or parts thereof, into an existing Commonspace, including the full object and version history.

Enterprises call for flexibility to adapt their team data management to changing situations, requirements, objectives, and structures. This is addressed by PI-MERGE, which covers multiple use cases, e.g. moving or distributing objects between Commonspaces, archiving or sourcing out projects, distribution or merging of part libraries, or cleaning up or consolidating settings and configurations of existing Commonspaces (e.g. revision or release schemes).
PI-MERGE includes a check tool to analyze source and target Commonspaces for conflicts created by different configurations or duplicate objects. After all conflicts have been solved, the physical files and metadata are transferred from source to target Commonspace. Commonspaces can stay online during the transfer. Object versions in source and target Commonspaces remain synchronized. An extensive mapping functionality compensates for different Commonspace configurations. Folder structures in the target Commonspace are created automatically. Besides transferring object and folder attributes, baselines can be transferred.

“In the today’s world of mergers, acquisitions, and on-going changes, a flexible team data management is essential for companies”, states Thomas Traegler, CEO of Software Factory. “This flexibility is granted by our PI product line for Pro/INTRALINK including our new flagship PI-MERGE.”

PI-MERGE is available as permanent license or time limited license. In addition, one-time merge activities are offered as a service by Software Factory.

About Software Factory

Software Factory (Munich/Bavaria, Germany) was one of the first companies world-wide providing unique software solutions to PTC customers in the early nineties. We create innovative, leading-edge software solutions in the area of industrial product development and production. Over the last 12 years, Software Factory has developed an excellent reputation and established long-term relations to leading companies world-wide throughout the automotive industry, the semi-conductor industry, and other main industries. Based out of Munich, Software Factory supplies to customers all over Europe, the US, and Asia. The privately owned Software Factory was founded in 1992 as a spin-off from the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management of the Technical University of Munich.

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Software Factory GmbH
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Pro/ENGINEER and Pro/INTRALINK are registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation.

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