Rulesoft questionnaires (apps) can be launched via a URL. This allows the creation of custom icons that can start the app.
In order to create the custom app launch string, select the product/module/quote item and RMB:
Choose which type of process to follow when opening the questionairre.
- Open new Quote Each Time - Creates a new result set every time the app is opened
- Open same Quote Each Time - Overrides the result set
- New Quote, Prompt for User - Asks for login credentials for app and creates new result set each time
- New Quote, Prompt for User - Asks for login credentials for app and overrides the result set
We then take the URL and Create a custom batch file to launch the questionnaire. Attached is an example of the batch file.
We also need to create a .vbs file to launch the .bat file in minimized window. Please refer to attached files for scripts.
Then in Creo Parametric, we have to set up a OS mapkey that runs the .vbs file and add icon to the ribbon to run the mapkey.