Migration of Windchill and non-Windchill Systems
MERGE for Windchill empowers organisations to migrate and consolidate multiple Windchill repositories due to mergers, acquisitions etc. Another business case scenario is a divestiture or carve-out of a corporate division or product where all related product data have to be extracted into a separate Windchill system.
MERGE for Windchill executes the migration process while enabling productive usage of the source systems until final cutover. The Extraxt-Transform-Load (ETL) process uses a file-based staging database, sitting between source and target Windchill system and supports EPMDocuments, WTParts and WTDocuments including configurations and links. The verification and validation of the data migration can be automated by SF VALIDATE for Windchill, which includes metadata and CAD structure checks, and geometric comparison of drawings.
Software Factory has substantial expertise and become a leader in data migrations for PTC customers. MERGE for Windchill includes check tools to analyze source and target systems for conflicts created by duplicate objects or different configurations. After all conflicts have been solved, the metadata and physical files including the version history are transferred from source to target system via a file-based staging database. Windchill systems can stay online and in production during the migration. Object versions and iterations in source and target remain synchronized. An extensive mapping functionality compensates for different configurations.
MERGE for Pro/INTRALINK 3.x
Merge for Pro/INTRALINK 3.x is predecessor of Merge for Windchill. MERGE for Pro/INTRALINK can be used to migrate
and consolidate multiple Pro/INTRALINK 3.x Commonspaces prior to the migration to Windchill.
MERGE for Pro/INTRALINK is based on Pro/INTRALINK Toolkit API and available for all Pro/INTRALINK 3.x releases.
Migration of Pro/INTRALINK 3.x to Windchill
MERGE Export for Pro/INTRALINK 3.x and MERGE Import for Windchill can be used for exporting engineering data from Pro/INTRALINK 3.x and importing that data sets directly into Windchill. MERGE Export and Import execute the migration process from Pro/INTRALINK 3.x to Windchill while enabling productive usage of the systems without downtime until final cutover.
Migration of non-Windchill Systems to Windchill
Migrating Creo engineering data from non-Windchill systems to Windchill is a sophisticated task as non-Windchill systems have different business object structures and miss a lot of details and meta information for Creo CAD data. For migrating non-Windchill systems to Windchill we use our MERGE Import standard product and the file-based staging database. There are specific source system extract and transform tools for getting the data out of the source system and transform it to the staging database.
Automated Verification and Validation of Migrations to Windchill Systems
Data migration to Windchill is a business critical process. Manual checks of the migration results by designers are very time consuming, complicated and costly. VALIDATE for Windchill is the smart, fast and automated solution that checks and documents the quality of Windchill migrations.
Supported hardware and software
MERGE for Windchill and MERGE for Pro/INTRALINK 3.x are available for the current and supported versions of PTC Windchill and Pro/INTRALINK.
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