Brushfire 1.5 FileMaker Pro Script Utility Now Avaialable
Upgrade delivers speed, search, and detailed reports to FileMaker Pro users

SANTA MONICA, CA - February 13, 2001 - Users of FileMaker Pro® database products who create scripts will enjoy significant benefits from the Brushfire™ 1.5 from Chaparral Software. Available now, Brushfire 1.5 provides a rich set of tools to help intermediate and advanced FileMaker Pro users, developers and DBAs quickly and conveniently debug, clean-up, document and maintain the scripts of their FileMaker Pro-based solutions.

Brushfire 1.5 adds the ability to search across all script steps and files of a solution, allowing users to locate field names, literal text, script commands or comments. Brushfire 1.5 also adds limited support for solutions with more than 50 files, and nearly a dozen new and improved specialized analysis reports such as platform specific scripts, SQL code, and script lines with layout dependencies.

"Using Brushfire, an intermediate or advanced FileMaker Pro user will be able to handle more complicated solutions. Professional developers will reduce development and support costs by delivering maintainable, higher quality code in less time", according to Chaparral president Russell Kohn. "Only Brushfire provides complete script dependency tracing, easy and rapid access to complete script listings, and the ability to audit, for example, where every Delete, Halt, Execute SQL, and Mac or PC specific statement occurs."

Brushfire 1.5 retains the blazing fast performance of prior versions, and remains the fastest and most comprehensive tool available for analyzing FileMaker Pro Scripts.

Brushfire Spreading - Customers of Brushfire include:

  • Apple Computer
  • FileMaker, Inc.
  • Genekta Biotechnology, Inc.
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • NASA
  • Los Alamos National Labs
  • Neiman Marcus
  • UCSD
  • Windows Acadamy/MacAcadamy
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • and many leading FileMaker Pro trainers and consultancies.

Brushfire Earns Rave Reviews

Brushfire excels..its script analysis surpasses what either FileMaker's or Waves in Motion's tools have to offer.
- Review in FileMaker Pro Advisor, March 2002

The reports created by Brushfire are great…if you use FileMaker Pro professionally, Brushfire is a definite YES!
- Review in FileMaker Magazine, Issue 61, December 2001


Requirements & Availability

Brushfire 1.5 is available online now for $249 at Licensed users of Brushfire 1.0 may upgrade to Brushfire 1.5 for $79.95 (this offer good until March 30, 2002). Free sample Brushfire analyses and a free product demo are also available.

Brushfire requires: a Pentium Class PC or a PowerPC-based Macintosh; Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or MacOS 8.6 - 9.x; FileMaker 5.0 or later and a CSS-1 Compatible Internet Browser.

About Chaparral Software (

Brushfire is a product of Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc., a privately-held corporation based in Santa Monica, California, that has been providing custom database consulting and programming services since 1986.

About FileMaker, Inc. (

FileMaker is a leading provider to the growing Web-publishing and workgroup database markets. FileMaker software lets departments and teams create databases to manage and track projects, assets and people. Its award-winning FileMaker line of database software provides relational power, instant and custom Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker, Inc. is the database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).


Russell Kohn, President
Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc.
429 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 230
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Brushfire is a trademark of Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.