TM Lifting

TM Lifting

By Trados AppStore Team



Trados Studio 2014 SP2 introduced the concept of recognition for alphanumeric placeables.

If you want to update your existing Translation Memories to make use of this feature you have to do two things. First you have to check the Alphanumeric checkbox in "Fields & Settings" in the Translation Memories View and then you have to Re-Index the Translation Memory.

Trados Studio 2017 introduced upLIFT. You need to run your TMs through a two stage process one at a time to be able to prepare them for fragment matching as part of the upLIFT feature. First you build your translation model and then you align the fragments in "Fragment Matching" in the Translation Memories View.

If you have many Translation Memories this exercise could take a long time! The "TM Lifting" application does a few important things:

1. It checks the box and re-indexes the TM if you wish to Reindex the TMs

3. It builds the translation model and aligns the fragments if you wish to prepare for upLIFT

3. It can do this for multiple TMs at the same time

So you can drag and drop your TMs into the application interface and then select "Reindex" or "upLIFT" and leave it to run. It will work as quickly as you have available resources on your computer. There is no progress indicator but rest assured it is working. Both reindexing and upLIFT can take a while, particularly with large TMs.

To learn how to use this app and for more information, please check the Documentation tab.

Technical details - Trados Studio 2022


  • Resolved issues reported (Broken URL, Missing TellMe, Rebranding Remnants)

Checksum: a9cb307459ed47004f233a3a34a8a4201a811a987c03c0851ad378fc80a35507

Release date: 2023-04-13 - Trados Studio 2021


  • Fix seemingly never ending processing of TMs
  • Fix app crashing when server credentials are not valid
  • Cu9 update requirements 

Checksum: 05a6516fa3c1c3cd444fe5447d420ab6f2ce77cb7f3995689693737ae6f4573c

Release date: 2022-05-23 - SDL Trados Studio 2019


  • Created new version for Studio 2019, to prevent installation into 2021

Checksum: fa2d43993212319ec5351f98fd773af5930972d9d22fdca05fb4159aedd9c23c

Release date: 2024-01-19 - SDL Trados Studio 2017


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Checksum: 1811b5787a4dacfefacc3678b9dbf3c23cb107bb655e253b9d02bbc4ae086622

Release date: 2024-01-19

No related information.


If you are using the 2014/2015 versions, these are standalone installers (Reindex Translation Memories) with a shortcut placed on your Desktop -

For version 2017/2019 and 2021, you will find this application as a separate View, within Studio itself-


Before starting the application, we suggest removing TM's from the 'Translation Memory view', as otherwise these may be 'locked' and prevent the application from running smoothly.

Although this application creates a new 'View', allowing you to work on other things in Studio, you might want to consider running this application overnight to ensure maximal system performance especially if you are working with larger TM's.

The Application

Tm Lifting is a plugin that allows the user to UpLift multiple File based TMs and also reIndex File based/Server based TMs.

When you first open the plugin you will see a window with two tabs: "File-Based Translation Memories" and "Server-Based Translation Memories".

Loading File based TMs can be achieved in multiple ways. You can click the "Browse..." button and select your TMs, check the "Load Studio TMs" checkbox to load the TMs you are already using in Trados Studio or by simply dragging and droping the TM in the box on the top-left corner of the screen.

For reindexing or upLifting File based TMs you can check the specific checkbox for the operation and then click the "Process" button. During the operation, progress bar will appear on the top-right corner and also a log with the process in the lower box.

When selecting the "Server-Based Translation Memories" tab a login form will pop-up, in which you are asked to introduce your Groupshare credentials.

After you introduce your credentials, a grid will appear with details regarding every TM from that server. You can observe that the checkboxes on the bottom-left side are disabled, because we only support the reindexing operation for Server based TMs.

To reindex a TM, you have to select the row for that specific TM by clicking the cell from the first column and pressing the "Process" button.

The TM will be scheduled for reindexing in the server and you will notice that the "Status" of that TM was changed to "QUEUED".

Checkout other plugins from this developer:
XLIFF Manager for Trados Studio


XLIFF Manager for Trados Studio

By Trados AppStore Team

The ProblemYou need to share files for translation or review and the people you are sharing with don't use Studio, they can't support SDLXLIFF, and they want to use a CAT tool. You also do so much of this you need to have a better way of managing the process. You want to be able to share one XLIFF on a multi-lingual project and have the translators complete the target language.The SolutionThe XLIFF Manager is the solution to this problem as it provides the following core features:- export your Studio projects as vanilla XLIFF 1.2 files- export your Studio projects as Google Polyglot XLIFF files- choose whether the target language should be set or not on export- choose whether you export all the segments in your files or not- import the translated XLIFF files back into Studio and update your Studio projects- map unsupported languages from your clients system in support of the import- generate reports of the changed work- be in control of the end to end process with a project management view in StudioPlanned Enhancements for the future updates- progress bars while waiting for the export/import. Useful for large projects- support for tracked changes in the import- add support for an XLIFF 2.1 export- add support for an SDLXLIFF export (to help with the management of an SDLXLIFF file workflow outside of a package)- we're open to suggestions in the RWS Community!To learn how to use this application, please please check the Documentation tab.