The Dimensions for Eclipse Plug-in provides access to Dimensions CM source control functionality directly from the Eclipse environment, which means that you can perform source control actions, such as check in and check out, without exiting your Eclipse environment.

You can map Eclipse projects either to Dimensions projects or Dimensions streams. Dimensions for Eclipse also lets you group multiple projects into a project group, or organize Eclipse projects into project containers. Project containers are a special type of Dimensions project that may contain more than one IDE project (see Using Eclipse Project Containers). The Eclipse project files are placed into the Dimensions CM repository based on the mapping.

When you add your Eclipse projects to the Dimensions CM repository, Dimensions CM stores metadata about the Eclipse project, such as integration type and project name, in the Dimensions CM repository. See About Eclipse Project Metadata for details.