Specifically, I want to create a shortcut that resides outside of PDMLink such that then when a user clicks on it it will:
I am primarily asking for Change Notices, however, if it can also be done for initiating new documents, or other types of objects in in PDMLink (Such as Change Requests, etc) that would be useful to.
Does anyone know how to create this shortcut in Windchill?
Lawrence Scheeler - if you are using Windchill 11.0 F000 you can use this methodology
Can this then be used to create a Link outside of PDMLink? My purpose is I'm working on a Gantt chart type workflow with steps being hyperlinks to start whatever task it is. This document is just an office document/workbook outside of PDMLink with hyperlinks.
Certain ones may also be turned into mapkeys. While other people may prefer to use desktop icons (or favorite shortcuts) for certain tasks. When I have worked with people I have found that everyone really likes their own method.
Action groups are available since 11.0F000. Unfortunately the examples are a little bit silly. You can activate the example with the site preference
Afterwards you have the actions available on your home page.
You need to write your own actions, otherwise you need to have the client customization always turned on.
I think the examples are quite useful for a developer/implementor
The example implementations are available in package:
One can write his own action group class extending com.ptc.core.ui.actiongroup.AbstractActionGroup.
The example list of action groups is defined in codebase\com\ptc\carambola\carambola.service.properties.xconf
Of course the property can be changed to include only your own class.