Inventor ETO Server supports hosting your Intent-based application on one or more remote servers and using the remote API to interact with it. Inventor-based Intent applications are supported in this environment. However, in some cases you may want to create a web-based Intent application with no CAD host or with a custom host that you supply. The Custom Host Design Library template is used to create such an application.
To get started, Launch Visual Studio and select File->New->Project from the menu. The New Project dialog is displayed and you should see an IntentV3 Section as shown below. Select the "Autodesk ETO Series Custom Host Design Library" template and give the project a name.
The format of this configuration file quite simple: XML with only a few elements, which are optional. Follow the instructions in the comments within the file. Here's an example of the file including all possible elements:
<IntentHost schemaversion="1.0"> <Configuration> <SearchPaths> <SearchPath Name="ProjectLib" Path=".\Design Files" /> <!-- More SearchPath elements if needed. --> </SearchPaths> <HostLib Name="CustomHostLib.dll"> <HostApiType>CustomHostLib.HostApi</HostApiType> </HostLib> </Configuration> </IntentHost>