Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Multi-PDM to PLM

Consolidation of 8 Intralink sites spread globally to one single Windchill Instance hosted on a UNIX Platform in a short span of time

Business Challenge

  • Need to migrate Pro/Intralink Data belonging to 8 sites worldwide and consolidate them to a highly complex Windchill 9.1 System
  • The Windchill 9.1 system was hosted on UNIX Platform and had reached the “end of support” stage with PTC
  • Had to “ring-fence” large datasets that had multiple dependencies across sites due to IP regulations
  • Had a strict deadline to meet since the global PLM project was being carried out parallel and there was a major dependency

The Solution

  • Did a thorough Business Mapping Exercise and helped customer take key decisions that may impact the To-be Data Model
  • Defined a robust To-Be Data Model in Windchill PLM harmonizing business requirements from all of 8 global sites
  • Involved a dedicated UNIX Administrator, ILink Migration Expert apart from Business & Migration Consultants
  • Developed custom tools to “ring-fence” data before migration and resolve dependency issues. Resolved a major issue identified in the Pro/I Migrator Tool during the Family Tables Migration by using custom tools


  • Saved 25% of time by developing custom tools to ring-fence data prior to migration
  • Improved design re-use and decreased product development time to 20%
  • “ZERO” defects in Post Production Phase after Final Cut-over