- Conventions in this Guide
- User Interface (UI)
- Object Explorer
- Feature Pack Tools - Network Engineering
- Guest Tools
- Configuration Options
Workbench 0.18 User Guide
Workbench accommodates two types of tools; Native and Guest.
Native Tools are those that are installed as part of a Feature Pack, and typically provide unique features that aren’t common or simply don’t exist in other tools.
A Guest Tool can be absolutely any program you wish to add. The most useful ones are those that can take input files or file lists as a command line parameter. This means that they are immediately supported by the Workbench drag and drop mechanism and Transformers. Where a tool does not support command line parameters it may be possible to devise a PowerShell script to inject the input files into the tools. We also have an ongoing program of providing integration mechanisms (called Guest Tool Assists) for such tools.