Quick Access functionality provides a means of
automatically generating a specific dataset that can be sent to another
user. The recipient can then quickly load the data into DPM without any knowledge
of the methodology needed to load the
data. This reduces the communication overhead that is normally required
between users when collaborating on various issues, and improves the
concurrent engineering process among users.
Generate Quick Access Link
generates a link containing the dataset, and can also automatically
launch the default mail client to quickly send the link to a recipient
if desired. The recipient can then execute the link to automatically
load the data.
- The recipient of a Quick Access link must have a valid DELMIA V5
installation with the same license as that of the sender who generated
the Quick Access link.
- The recipient of a Quick Access link must have a valid DELMIA
Process Engineer installation that references the same database that was
used to generate the Quick Access link.
- The recipient of a Quick Access link must have DELMIA Process
Engineer read access on the project that the issue is reported on.
- The recipient of the Quick Access link must have the following
environment variables defined before executing a Quick Access batch
Indicates the V5 installation directory. This variable is mandatory.
Indicate the name of the environment file to be used V5 is launched. If
this variable is not set, the default V5 environment file (created at V5
install time) is used.
Indicates the directory that contains the environment file set in the
DLM_MHI_QUICK_ACCESS_ENV_NAME. This variable is not required if
DLM_MHI_QUICK_ACCESS_ENV_NAME is not set.
Note that the values of the environment variables should be specified
without quotes. If the specified file paths contain spaces, they must be
specified using the Microsoft Windows tilde mechanism for specifying
long directory and file names. For example, a directory such as
"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\DassaultSystemes\CATEnv" would be specified in the following
Typical Quick Access scenario
Load a project from the Manufacturing Hub into DPM.
When working with the loaded data, a potential issue is
If necessary, use V5 applicative commands (e.g., markup
or annotation commands) to
describe the issue in the document.
Save the document via File > Save or File > Save with
Select Generate Quick Access Link
A batch file (QuickAccess.bat) is generated in the folder specified for
Issue Repository in Tools > Options.
The behavior of Generate Quick Access Link is
dependent on the Tools > Options settings for
If Launch mail client to send Quick Access link
is selected, the default mail client will be invoked with a new email
message. The sender can then enter the email address of the intended
recipient and send the mail
If Send Quick Access link location is
selected, the body of the new email message will automatically
specify the full path location of the generated Quick Access
If Attach Quick Access link is selected, the
generated Quick Access batch file is automatically attached to the new
Launch mail client to send Quick Access link
is not selected, a dialog box will be displayed to the user indicating
the full path location of the generated Quick Access batch file:
In this scenario, the sender must communicate the Quick Access batch file
information to the recipient manually, either by sending the batch file
itself or by
specifying the shared location of the file.
Once the Quick Access information is received (either a
link to the batch file or the file itself), executing the batch file will launch a new V5 session and load
into it the document as saved by the sender.
- If the loaded document is modified, it must be saved before Generate Quick Access Link
command is run. If not, an error dialog box will be displayed to the
user and the command will terminate:
- If a batch file already exists when Generate Quick Access Link
generates a batch file in the Quick Access Issue Repository, the new
file will be renamed.
- If the user has specified an incorrect or non-existent Issue
Repository directory in Quick Access options when Generate Quick Access Link
is run, the Quick Access link will be generated in the default
- When a Quick Access link is executed, the document is loaded in
- Because some mail clients block file attachments having a file
extension of ".bat", the file extension of the Quick Access batch
file is renamed from ".bat" to ".ba_" before attaching it to the new
mail message. The recipient must download the file and rename it to
".bat" before executing it.