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The JetBrains website has this covered.

Migrating From Eclipse to IntelliJ IDEA

The quick answer is an Eclipse Project is equivalent to an IDEA Module. The concept of Project in IDEA is like a Workspace in Eclipse.


Also take a look at the eclipse integration page.


A module is the equivalent of a project in eclipse.

I got the answer from one of JetBrains' short videos they provide on their site. I found them useful when played at 2X speed, so I could get up to speed on the IDE quickly:


I am new to IntelliJ IDEA and have come from Eclipse world. I was initially confused by notion of projects and modules in IntelliJ IDEA . However after viewing this very useful video Running IntelliJ IDEA for the First Time, my understanding on has been greatly improved. Basically the projects and modules in IntelliJ IDEA are equivalent Eclipse workspace and projects. I recommend watching this video if you are new to IntelliJ IDEA

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