WT-VALIDATE - Automated Data Validation for PDMLink, INTRALINK and Pro/E

March 30, 2010 -- Garching near Munich -- WT-VALIDATE is the smart, fast and automated solution that checks the quality of Pro/INTRALINK 3.x to Windchill PDM Link migrations and checks the quality of PDMLink and Pro/ENGINEER version updates. This automated solution makes the time-consuming manual checks by designers redundant. Furthermore, the validation can be repeated at any time and the results are documented. The validation report includes a geometric comparison of the drawings. This enables a fast and simple evaluation of the data quality.

The data migration from Pro/INTRALINK 3.x to Windchill PDMLink is a business critical process. The current manual approach for accomplishing a successful migration requires that several test migrations are performed prior to the final production migration. In each step of the migration the transfer of CAD data and functional validity of the results need to be checked. This is achieved by carrying out a manual comparison of metadata in Pro/INTRALINK 3.x and Windchill PDMLink. After that a visual comparison of the downloaded objects in Pro/ENGINEER is required. This time-consuming, complicated and costly process has to be repeated several times for the different migration phases.

By utilizing an automated solution such as WT-VALIDATE the validation of data migrations and upgrades can be achieved with less complication and improved quality. The process to achieving this requires the user to install WT-VALIDATE and then configure the tool. This is done by defining the objects which will be validated with versions and iterations. As it is the actual drawings from the design process that the Windchill PDMLink users are interested in, WT-VALIDATE uses drawings for validation as drawings can contain or reference all sorts of other objects. The metadata of all used or referenced objects are compared. An additional indicator of quality is provided by the BOM lists which can be compared using their content and configuration within the drawing assemblies. WT-VALIDATE automatically performs a geometric comparison of the drawings between the source system and the target system.

WT-VALIDATE provides the results of the validation as a report. This report documents the validation results for every checked drawing and for all referenced objects.



Deviations of drawings between the source system and the target system are calculated. A geometrical deviation in a drawing is documented in the report with the proportional value of the deviation. In addition to that a PDF format of the drawing, which redlines the differing elements, is produced automatically (see figure 2).



About Software Factory
Software Factory (Garching near 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 15 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. Software Factory supplies to customers all over Europe, the USA 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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