Using the IQ-URL Reference functionality for your FMEA

This is a step by step instruction on how to use URL references. If you would like to comment on this topic or just see what others have to say about it, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the forum link. We welcome your feedback.


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Step 1


From most editors you can right click on an object and select “Bookmark | IQ-Url-Reference into the clipboard”. This will generate a URL Reference that is temporarily saved into your clipboard.

Step 2


You can then paste this URL into e.g. a web browser by typing “Ctrl + V” or right-clicking the mouse and selecting “Paste”. Doing this will run the IQ-Software and the FME file and exact editor will open.

Step 3


Alternatively, you can create an html file using e.g. Notepad. Html code is necessary here. A file below is available for you to download that has this html already typed.

Step 4


Now simply click “File | Save As…

Step 5



and rename the file with a “.html” extension and select “All Files” from the drop down menu. Then click “Save”.

Step 6


Step 7


This text appears in Google Chrome. Similar messages will appear in other web browsers

Step 8


The IQ-Software will open along with the FME file and the editor that you were using when you selected “Edit | Bookmark | IQ-Url-Reference into the clipboard”.

Step 9


Using notepad, you can build up a list of URLs that link directly to the correct file and location within the IQ-Software. You can also e.g. send an email with these links to other employees for them to open them.

If you would like to download a ready-made Notepad document, click here URL notepad example. All you will need to do is replace the URLs with your own and then to rename them.

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