[ideas-refugees] Re: I-DEAS launcher (bat file) and customizations?

  • From: tcoates <tcoates@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: ideas-refugees@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 13:29:25 -0400


To run a .bat or .cmd file just prior to I-DEAS startup, you can modify the I-DEAS starup icon. Right click on the I-DEAS startup icon, select the Shortcut tab, and edit the "Target" field to run your file instead of the standard ideas.exe.

I replaced the following default text:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe /nologo "C:\UGS\NXI5\bin\IDEAS.wsf" /prg:"C:\UGS\NXI5\ideas\ideas.exe"

with my own text:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe /nologo "C:\UGS\NXI5\bin\IDEAS.wsf" /prg:"M:\ideas\windows\batch\start_NXI5_ideas.bat"

Then execute the regular ideas.exe end of your .bat file.
 REM: Start I-DEAS.

I wrote a short .bat file to do some simple tasks prior to I-DEAS startup, for our site.


Landin, Mark wrote:
Have you guys written your own I-DEAS launch commands? I need to set up some 
environment variables (like IDEAS_PARAM14 sicne I have mutliple TDMs right now, 
possibly append some titleblock template configs to masterdrafting.cfg, set the 
user's current directory based on username, etc). I can write a .cmd file to do 
all that stuff and then call the ideas.wsf, but was wondering if there was 
something more elegant (the users would probably like to have their I-DEAS 
command file use a different, prettier icon, for instance).

What are you guys doing?

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