Tachyon Instruction Management Studio (TIMS) is a graphical user interface for authoring and testing Tachyon instructions, which can then be saved so they can be uploaded and used in your Tachyon system.
The instruction definition XML files that TIMS creates can be uploaded into Tachyon using the Tachyon Portal Setting application so that they can then be used within Tachyon, or combined with other instructions into a Product Pack zip.
TIMS 4.1 (and later) contains a copy of the 1E Client, isolated from the local 1E Client installed on your computer. It has only the Tachyon client features enabled, other client modules are disabled. Earlier versions of TIMS contained a copy of Tachyon Agent.
Each version of TIMS is bound to its version of 1E Client, which does not have be to the same version as your local client, nor does it have to be the same architecture. This means you can have multiple versions of TIMS installed, and you can test your instructions against different versions of the client that you may have in your Tachyon system, or are planning to have. However, you can run only one copy of TIMS at any time.
Currently, TIMS is supported only on Windows OS. There is no version of TIMS available for Android or *nix variants.
For supported OS versions and other requirements please refer to Tachyon version specific documentation, for example Tachyon 5.1 - Supported Platforms: TIMS (Tachyon Instruction Management Studio).
During installation you may see a UAC prompt for 1E Client.
The default installation location is C:\Program Files\1E\Tachyon\TIMS - you can safely rename this folder to be version specific - say TIMS_v188.8.131.525_x64.
A shortcut named Tachyon Instruction Management Studio is added to the public desktop ( C:\Users\Public\Desktop) - which runs Tachyon.InstructionManagementStudio.exe
You can only have one version of TIMS installed or running at the same time. However, you can safely make copies of the TIMS installation folder and create your own shortcuts, if you want to keep multiple versions of TIMS on the same computer.
Double-click on the shortcut or executable Tachyon.InstructionManagementStudio.exe
You may be see a UAC prompt from 1E Client.
Starting TIMS in SYSTEM context
Sometimes you may need to develop and test your instructions in SYSTEM context, in order to replicate how the Tachyon client runs actually runs.
You can do this by starting TIMS using Microsoft SysInternal's PSEXEC utility.
- Copy PSEXEC utility to a known path, eg. Windows\System32 folder, or to the same folder as TIMS.
- In the TIMS folder, create a command file called StartTIMS.cmd containing the instructions shown below
- Create a shortcut to the cmd file, and use this to start TIMS using Run As Administrator
- If you are using PSEXEC64 then edit the cmd file accordingly.
To create your first instruction please refer to Getting started with TIMS.