Chaparral Software Ships Brushfire 2.1
Submitted: 2004-07-07 10:54 by Russell Kohn

FileMaker Pro developer tool improved, more flexible.


Calabasas, CA - July 7, 2004 - Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc. today released Brushfire 2.1 for Windows and Macintosh, a significant update to the blazing fast and well-regarded FileMaker Pro analysis package.

Brushfire is a powerful utility for FileMaker Pro developers and advanced users, producing a complete cross-reference and error reporting analysis of FileMaker Pro based solutions. Brushfire shows details and usage of every field, relationship, layout and script in a FileMaker Pro database, as well as numerous analysis reports that help identify errors and obsolete code.

Brushfire 2.1 adds a completely new Brushfire Object Browser tool as an additional way to work with Brushfire report data from within FileMaker Pro. The Brushfire Object Browser makes it very easy to find specific Field, Relationship, Layout and Script data for a solution. Each reference in the Brushfire Object Browser includes a button to take the user to the Brushfire detail pages in the main HTML-based report with a single click.

Brushfire 2.1 also includes a complete search facility, button references, and better Mac OS X 10.3 compatibility, among other improvements.


Brushfire 2.1 is available immediately on the Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Macintosh OS X platforms. Brushfire 2.1 has a suggested retail price of $249.95 for a single platform. Updates from Brushfire 2.0 are free. Upgrades from prior versions to Brushfire 2.1 cost $129.95.

Brushfire 2.1 for Macintosh OS X and Brushfire 2 for Windows require FileMaker Developer 5.5 or FileMaker Developer 6.0. The Brushfire Object Browser tool requires FileMaker Developer 6 or FileMaker Pro 6.0.

A free trial version of Brushfire 2.1 limited to five files is available for download.

About Chaparral Software (

Brushfire is a product of Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc., a privately held corporation based in Calabasas, California, that has been providing custom database consulting and programming services since 1986. In addition, Chaparral publishes leading FileMaker Pro developer utilities such as EZxslt and Brushfire, and offers specialized XML/XSLT consulting services and training.

About FileMaker, Inc. (

FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line includes a range of scalable servers and mobile database products. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).


Russell Kohn, President
Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc.
22231 Mulholland Hwy, Suite 213A
Calabasas, CA 91302

©2004 Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

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