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Open PDF in a ribbon toolbar with the command ACTION

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

Hello,

 

Does anyone know how to open PDF file with the ACTION command in ribbon toolbar NX10?

 

On NX10 I can´t make it work 

 

Many thanks,

 

Best regards,

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Re: Open PDF in a ribbon toolbar with the command ACTION

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You can specify a windows command script (BAT or CMD) as action.

 

With the following content

start "" "{full path to PDF}"

The NX menuscript documentation contains the various possible executables for the ACTION keyword.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: Open PDF in a ribbon toolbar with the command ACTION

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

Hello,

 

This works in your NX?

 

In my case, ACTION start "" "C:\HELP.pdf" doesn´t work...

 

In previus version like NX8.5 with the command ACTIONS works fine but not now...

 

Many thanks,

 

Best regards,

Re: Open PDF in a ribbon toolbar with the command ACTION

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I think you didn't read my first sentence carefully.

 

Content of the MEN file:

ACTION "C:\OpenPDF.cmd"

Content of the CMD file:

start "" "C:\HELP.pdf"
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Re: Open PDF in a ribbon toolbar with the command ACTION

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At Menuscript help for NXOpen C it says that you can run system commands (EXE, BAT or CMD).

START is a shell command, so you need to run a Windows script (BAT or CMD) to use it.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: Open PDF in a ribbon toolbar with the command ACTION

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Another thing to look at...

 

I was having problems defining a button in an RTB to directly access an OS command.

However, if I add a button to the *menu* using menuscript, then I can use that menu button's name in the RTB file.

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
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Re: Open PDF in a ribbon toolbar with the command ACTION

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I always create a menu file, since you have much more options than with the tool bar files.

In addition you can make a menu entry available only in one specific application easily, where this is nearly impossible for a tool bar entry.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: Open PDF in a ribbon toolbar with the command ACTION

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If you use the ...\Application\profiles\UG_APP_*\... folder structure, you can have RTBs (and I assume other things) be application specific.

 

 

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
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Re: Open PDF in a ribbon toolbar with the command ACTION

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

Hello, 

 

Yes, the problem was in the *.tbr file with the Statement ACTION. In the *.men file with ACTIONS works fine.

 

Many thanks to Ken_A and Stefan_Pendl, without your help, I wouldnt have done it Smiley Happy

 

Best regards,