Windchill Bulk Upload Tool and Methodology by Etrage is used by TWeatherford, Inc.

Waltham, MA September 18, 2013 – Etrage LLC announced today that TWeatherford, Inc. has successfully applied Etrage Bulk Loader software tool and methodology in migrating SolidWorks models to PTC Windchill® at a Midwest electronics manufacturing company, owned by a conglomerate.

Etrage Bulk Loader quickly migrates, uploads, and checks in a large quantity of CAD data, CAD metadata, and documents from a Windows file system into PTC Windchill.  Used in conjunction with Etrage SolidWorks Preparation Tool, it identifies model dependencies, validates against existing CAD files in PTC Windchill, and identifies conflicts.

The data migration process is specific to each customer’s needs and involves not only the use of software tools, but also a migration methodology.  The combination of the Etrage Bulk Loader and the company’s unique approach allows for capturing the entire history of CAD models and recreating it in PTC Windchill.

“Our migration methodology and Bulk Loader tool not only enables the migration of CAD models and documents, but it includes capturing of metadata and history”, stated Bojan Rapaic, director of development at Etrage.  He continued, “We control the process by validating what has been migrated against the files already in Windchill, enable editing of attributes, and manage all model dependencies.”

Tim Weatherford, TWI vice president commented, “Using the Bulk Loader and SolidWorks Preparation Tool allowed our team to load a large number of models to Windchill in a significantly shorter period of time.  The preparation tool quickly identified duplicate models and those with missing dependencies which were resolved prior to loading into Windchill. TWI will use the Etrage Bulk Loader for all future migrations from other PLM applications or Windows folders.”

Etrage Bulk Loader migrates PTC Creo® and PTC Pro/ENGINEER®, SolidWorks, and Siemens NX® drawings, assemblies, and parts, AutoCAD® drawings and Microsoft Office documents into PTC Windchill 9, 9.1 & 10, 10.1 & 10.2  Other CAD formats can be added upon request.

For a demonstration of Bulk Loader, please email Email Contact or contact Ron Zabilski at 978.922.2012


Etrage LLC, based in Waltham, MA, is a software development company that focuses on products and services in engineering/design automation and integration, manufacturing automation and data integration.   Etrage’s services have been in the areas of automation, customization and integration of 3D solid modeling CAD, PDM, ERP and MRP systems.  Etrage can be found on the web at

About TWeatherford, Inc. (TWI)

Headquartered in Indiana, TWI is a Women Business Enterprise and a global product development solutions provider. TWI specializes in lean product development tools for the CAD/CAM/CAE, and PDM/PLM market place utilizing best-in-class software and hardware products. Products include PTC’s Creo, Pro/INTRALINK and PTC Windchill PDMLink/ProjectLink, Etrage, ORACLE AutoVue, Transmagic, eDrawings, Predator DNC, Sigmaxim, and the 3D Systems complete line of 3D printers .TWI services and solutions can be reviewed on the web at

PTC, and PTC Windchill are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Company Contact                                                  Company Contact             

Ron Zabilski                                                               Tim Weatherford

Etrage LLC                                                                TWI

Director of Sales & Marketing                                 Vice President of Sales

978.922.2012                                                            866.936.2756  x 301

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