Tools tab

Use the Tools tab to make custom tools available from within Dimensions CM.

Tools tab

Field Description Rules and guidelines

Menu texts of user-modifiable tools

Enter the menu name for your custom tool.

An editable text field is displayed after you click the New Custom Tool button.

You can create sub-menu paths by using an exclamation point (!) as a separator. For example, if you type these entries:

GUI Tools!Tool 1

GUI Tools!Tool 2

Tool3

the submenus are displayed as follows:

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To make this command selectable with an underlined keyboard mnemonic, precede the mnemonic letter with an ampersand (&). Check for multiple commands using the same letter.

New Custom Tool button

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Click to open an editable text field in Menu texts of user-modifiable tools.

 

Delete Custom Tool button

Click to delete the selected item in Menu texts of user-modifiable tools.

 

Up button

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Click to move the selected item higher up the menu hierarchy.

 

Down button

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Click to move the selected item lower down the menu hierarchy.

 

Command

Do one of the following:

  • Enter the command to be executed.

  • Click the side_button00014.gif button to use a predefined keyword or filter keyword.

  • Click the Browse buttonBrowse_button00001.gif to find the executable file.

You can use a keyword or filter keyword as part of the name/path of this file. A filter is another keyword that is placed between the "$" and opening "("of a keyword that modifies the returned value in some way.

If you do not require a filter keyword, choose <unfiltered text> from any of the submenus.

To execute a command-line command, precede the command with "%dmcli%" (not case-sensitive). For example, "%DMCLI% SCWS "PAYROLL:WS_MAKE" /DEFAULT" would set the current project. See the Command-line reference for details.

Arguments

Type any arguments required by the executable file, or click the side_button00014.gif button to use a predefined keyword or filter keyword.

 

Start in

Do one of the following:

  • Enter the name of the folder from which to start the executable file.

  • Click the side_button00014.gif button to use a predefined keyword or filter keyword.

  • Click the Browse buttonBrowse_button00001.gif to find the executable file.

 

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