0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2015 10:20 PM by Sylvain Trudel

    Can you access files in EPDM via a hyperlink address?

    Sylvain Trudel

      Let me start to say that I really really do not like PDM add-ins.  One of the things I do not like is the fact that the add-in code is being parsed at each user's action...  I created this simple .EXE tool that can be triggered using Dispatch.  Yes... I know... Dispatch is an add-in; it's an out-of-the-box add-in.  It's optimized and supported by DS R&D.

       

      pdmGetURL

      This is an as-is application.  No support is offered.

      pdmGetURL.exe is a tool to get the URL of a file in a PDM Professional vault.  This application requires SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2014 or higher.

      Usage: pdmGetURL arguments

      Valid arguments:

      /{?|help}

      Display help.

      /VaultName:"NAME"

      Name of the vault, enclosed between double quotes if it contains spaces.

      /FilePath:"PATH"

      Full path of the file in the vault, enclosed between double quotes.

      /Output:{mailto|gmail          |none}

      Specify how to send the URL.

      /Clipboard:yes

      (optional) Copy the URL in the Windows clipboard.

      /Action:{explore|open   |view|get|lock   |properties|history}]

      (optional) Specify which PDM action will be performed by the URL.

      /Output:

      mailto

      Use default email application to send the URL.

      gmail

      Open a browser to https://mail.google.com to send the URL.

      none

      Do nothing.  Useful when using /Clipboard:yes

      /Actions:

      explore

      (default) Opens an explorer window in the folder the file resides and selects the file.

      open

      Opens the file in associated application.

      view

      Opens the configured PDM “Viewer” for the file.

      get

      Triggers a 'Get' of the file to the local file vault view.

      lock

      Checks out the file.

      properties

      Opens the file properties data card.

      history

      Brings the file history.

      See attached documents for more details.

      Remember: This is an as-is application.  No support is offered.

      -Sylvain