Design & Reuse SA (D&R) has delivered Intelligent Project Architect (IPA) as part of its IP management platform. It is suitable for IP-based collaborative design project between geographically distributed teams using various revision control systems.
IAP includes: - A user-friendly Project Viewer accessible to all project members on a centralized server. - Automated bridging to various configuration systems such as CVS, Clearcase and, in this new version, extended to Cliosoft SOS and Dassault Systems DesignSync as source of IP versions. - Automated project synchronization supporting such heterogeneous environments.
IP versions can be added/deleted to a project from any of these sources and visibility of the status of each IP block through file browsing and file searching is shared by any authorized project member Alerts are emitted if a new IP version part of the project is available and automated synchronization can be invoked by the project manager triggering all or selective refresh of IP versions while registering a new project version.
Both at the IP level and project level, IPA can operate on Symbolic Links leaving the IP files in their native environment or create centralized dedicated IP/Project repository under revision control system
D&R's Intelligent Project Architect (Click on image to enlarge)
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