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Migrate from a Windchill 9.0 to a seperate Windchill 9.1

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Migrate from a Windchill 9.0 to a seperate Windchill 9.1

Hello all,



I'm looking for companies that offer a product or service to essentially
merge to Windchills, retaining all object history. In our case, we need to
merge a Windchill 9.0 to a Windchill 9.1. Be sure to understand that I'm not
looking for an upgrade from 9.0 to 9.1, but to move all the data from the
9.0 to heavily used 9.1.



Any leads are appreciated!



Thanks,



-pat

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Migrate from a Windchill 9.0 to a seperate Windchill 9.1

We might need such a migrator in the future as well. Apparantly, PTC is working on something like that, but probably not in 9 :(.

Kind Regards,

Hugo.
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Migrate from a Windchill 9.0 to a seperate Windchill 9.1

We did recently moved from a highly customized Windchill 8.0 (without
Pro/E data) into a much less customized Windchill 9.1 system that was
already in production with only Pro/E data in order to make one common
system. We built our own loaders for items like change object lifecycle
history, object rename history (which was previously a customization),
subscriptions, etc. In fact, we ended up building all of our own
migration tools as part of an extract, transform to decustomize, and load
effort. PTC had a DMF (Data Migration Framework) tool to help with that
kind of work, but for our particular project, which ran for the last 2
years or so, that DMF tool was not practical at that time for our purposes
and budget. During that effort, we did not migrate every bit of data to
the new system - only the data we wanted and needed. For example, we did
not migrate workflows, assigned activities, workitems, etc., instead we
relied on the migrated lifecycle history to show approvals and comments in
the new system for all converted data. We also did not migrate objects
like access control rules and cabinets since we set those up in the new
system first using XML loaders in a new, to-be structure, then loaded our
data into the correct contexts based on our own mapping logic. We used
Java API loaders as much as possible, although in some cases we had to
resort to direct SQL loads for select, simple tables that had millions of
records, like IBA values.

Interestingly, we are now in the process of moving our combined PDMLink
9.1 system to PDMLink 10.0 where we will extract data from a production
ProjectLink 9.0 system and import that into the new PDMLink 10 system as a
single, enterprise PDMLink and ProjectLink system with CAD data, parts,
BOMs, documents, changes, and projects for sharing information with
external customers and suppliers. In this new project, we are using PTC's
DMF tool for doing the document extraction, and PTC WBM (Windchill Bulk
Migrator) to load that data into the new system. In this new case, we
find the use of PTC migration tools, along with the consultant to run
them, to be more practical than doing anything else. So far we have been
happy with the progress we are making on that project due for go-live next
year.

If anyone has specific questions about our experiences, then you can
e-mail me directly off list.

Al Anderson
Solar Turbines Incorporated





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Re: Migrate from a Windchill 9.0 to a seperate Windchill 9.1

Hi Albert,

Could you please give me a heads up on BOM extration, normalization and loading using WBM?

Thanks,

Wasim

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