Joining a Conference as Guest

atarget.gif (1372 bytes) You can join a conference as a guest after having received a call from the Host inviting you to the conference.
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 join the conference as a guest, in the menu bar, select the Tools->Conferencing->Guest.

The Conferencing dialog box appears.
You must now wait until you receive a call from the Host inviting you to join the conference.

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  DMU to that conference by selecting  Tools->Conferencing->Host from the menu bar in the DMU window. 

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

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. You must now wait until you receive a call from the Host inviting you to join the conference.

  2. When you receive the invitation, click Accept in the Incoming Call dialog box.

You are now a participant of the conference.


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

The conference is on hold. Everyone can go on working, opening documents, annotating documents, etc.

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

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