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Free Utilities

During our everyday role as Project Controls engineers we’ve developed a few utilities that help us do our job a little bit better. We’re happy to share these utilities with the general project controls community.

Date Calculator – This simple program calculates the number of days between two dates, the start date based on days to a finish date and the finish date based on days from a start dates. Our program is customizable and allows you to choose which days to calculate and even has a one button click for federal holidays.

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XER Parser 2.0 – The original .XER parser was originally created by one of Oracle’s support staff who has since stopped development and the software eventually stopped working with Microsoft latest Excel releases (2007+). This useful tool opened up a schedule in Excel and allowed a user to quickly make changes in excel and then convert the Excel file to a new .XER schedule file. We loved this tool so we updated the .XER parser to work with Excel 2010 and upwards.


POBS Fix Utility – Primavera P6 commonly creates significantly large files when exporting to the program’s portable format (.XER). This is due to the exported schedule file’s embedded POBS data (Performing Organizational Breakdown Structure). Oracle hasn’t released any features that use this data, so it’s unnecessarily (and dramatically) increasing the size of the database. Our standalone utility allows you to select any .XER file and delete the POBS data in a single step. Note that this functionality is part of our Rubix software. You can find this option under ‘Tools’. Rubix also will give you the option of clearing out the POBS from your entire database as well instead of just one schedule at a time. Rubix also allows you to clear POBS from multiple .XER files at once, instead of just one file at a time.


Aegis Project Controls accepts no responsibility from damage to yourself or your computer that may arise from the installation of the free software that is provided on this page. By downloading and/or using this item you use them at your own risk, and we accept no responsibility for anything that may occur as a result of your use of, or inability to use, the item provided via this page. Distribution is strictly prohibited. If you encounter issues with the software you can contact support@consultaegis.com, however Aegis Project Controls, does not guarantee or offer any formal support for these products.