How to Register a Command for the Tool List in CR-8000 Engineering Desktop

Tech Tip: How to Register a Command for the Tool List in CR-8000 Engineering Desktop


Many Designers are always asking Zuken how they can create their own user commands that will appear in the Tool List when doing a Right Mouse Button Click on a design under settings in the Engineering Desktop. User commands can be created and listed. This can be accomplished with minimal effort. It will be the designer’s responsibility to create a script that will be listed on the tool list.

To register your command, do the following in EDT under settings.

I am showing 2 pictures because one picture would have been too long, all the fields do not have to be populated. to add a row.

CR-8000 Tool List

Click the Apply button. This will write an xml file to your home account. C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Zuken\CR-8000 Engineering Desktop\resource\settings\cr8edt_user_cmd.xml

Here I have added a sample user command that will launch Board Viewer Advance.

Engineering Desktop

You may have to re-start Engineering Desktop to see the new command.

The following video will show a quick demonstration of this:

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Jeff Perry
Jeff Perry
Applications Engineer, Zuken USA
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