Launching a Conference as Host

atarget.gif (1372 bytes) The person who launches a conference is considered to be the conference host. The host, and only the host, can do the following:
  • invite other participants to the conference
  • start the visual conference
  • suspend the visual conference
  • grant requests by other participants to speak


You must have a DMU Navigator session running.

You must have properly initialized the conferencing infrastructure. See:

Each participant of the conference must have access privileges to all data that he will visualize and he must load the data manually. Information about which documents are open in the Host session is provided to all participants on the Document page.

The actions replicated during a conference are the following:

  • workbench transition
  • object selection
  • viewpoint modification (zoom, rotation)
  • 3D annotations (creation, modification and deletion)
  • 2D annotations (linked to cameras) creation, modification and deletion
  • move products (free hand or simulation context)
  • show/hide
  • specification tree status (if you expand a node as the host it is replicated in the guest session)

It is now possible to use the F3 key to toggle the visibility of the specification tree. the coherence of which is maintained for all member sessions of the conference. 

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  1. To host a conference, in the menu bar, select the Tools->Conferencing->Host.

The Conferencing dialog box appears.

ainfo.gif (980 bytes) If you are using NetMeeting as driver, the NetMeeting dialog box will also appear.

If the NetMeeting interface is already on the desktop, you can use it to host a conference by selecting the Call/Host Meeting menu item, and then connecting to that conference by selecting  Tools->Conferencing->Host from the menu bar. 

Likewise, guests already in a NetMeeting conference can connect to that conference by selecting the Tools->Conferencing->Guest from the menu bar.

ainfo.gif (980 bytes) As much as NetMeeting functionality would enable you to perform some of the conferencing actions, they will not be described in this documentation.

Note, however, that even if you manage the conference completely from the Conferencing dialog box, you must leave the NetMeeting dialog box opened as it is serving as the conference driver.

  1. The host member then invites the other participants.

In the Conferencing dialog box: 

  • enter the name or the IP address of the participant's machine
  • click the Call button

An information box appears indicating that you are waiting for a response to your call.


When your invitation has been accepted by a given guest, that guest's identification will appear in the Other participants area of the Setup page.

  As soon as the conference is organized (i.e. at least 2 members connected), the Visual Control page is accessible. 

The conference is suspended. Everybody can continue working, opening documents, annotating documents, etc.

  1. At any moment, click the Who I am button to edit your personal identification information.
    The Business card dialog box is displayed.



Starting the Visual Conference

  1. Click the Start the Visual Conference button to start the visual conference.
    The conference status changes to In Progress. (The Start the Visual Conference button changes automatically to Suspend the Visual Conference.)

Suspending the Visual Conference

  1. Click the Suspend the Visual Conference button to suspend the visual conference.
    The conference status changes to Suspended. (The Suspend the Visual Conference button changes automatically to Start the Visual Conference.)


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