Project File Converter

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The Project File Converter is a simple tool which extends the functionality of many Project Management tools. It is a facility for conversion between file formats of Project Management systems to formats which available tools have been designed to work with.

The Project File Converter can be invaluable in preliminary project reviews, and whenever project stakeholders need project updates, in cases where they use different project management systems which are covered by the Project File Converter.

Originally, the converter was designed to be an integral part of Project Viewer Lite. It is, however, considered more useful as a separate utility. The Project File Converter is a nice little tool for both the cost-conscious project stakeholders and management.


Presently the Project File Converter can read Asta PowerProject, Primavera Project Management files, GNU Planner, and Microsofts' *.mp* and *.xml file formats. The available formats are:

Converts from
MS Project *.mpp, .xml
MS Templates *.mpt
MPX *.mpx
MS Project Database *.mpd
Primavera** *.xer, *.pmxml
Asta PowerProject *.pp
Project Libre* *.pod
Converts to
Primavera *.pmxml
Json *.json
MPX *.mpx
MS msdi *.xml

The usage scenarios are many, but essentially they boil down to "One is given a Primara Project file, say, and a review is needed - (i) Convert the Primavera file to MS xml; (ii) View the MS xml with Project Viewer Lite, MS Project (if available), or other utility at hand.

The Project File Converter uses directly the functionality of MPXJ, which is known to work better than most of the time. (MPXJ licence and relevant licences are included in the legal directory of the distribution).

*The new Project Libre MPXJ option has not been tested here.

**Problems have been encountered with conversion of .xer files to .mpx format. If so, the .xer files can be converted to MS .xml and then convert to .mpx.

System Requirements

Required Processor 1 gigahertz (Ghz) or better
Required Operating System Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
Required Memory 1 GB RAM or better
Required Hard Disk Space 64 MB available disk space
Required Display 800 x 600 or better
Multi-touch A touch-enabled device not necessary.
Additional System Requirements Internet functionality requires an Internet connection


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