Autodesk University is underway with a record 100K+ registrants with all classes being virtual, pre-recorded or Zoom based. This is also the first year I’m giving a class. Check out MFG468044, Hack the Vault Job …
Swift Prints for the all new Inventor 2021 is now available from the Autodesk Apps Store. This version doesn’t bring any new and exciting features but it does provide and all new additional method for licensing.
If you already own a license of Swift Prints, you can still sign into the Autodesk account you used to purchase Swift Prints. This method allows for a single license of Swift Prints to be active for the signed in user. You can use Swift Prints on any computer you use while signed in.
New for 2021: You can also now purchase a license or multiple licenses of Swift Prints for your entire organization which does not require you to be signed into an Autodesk account. Using the CADToolbox.com App Store, you can purchase a license and enable the application using a license key. You can also disable Swift Prints and reauthorize it on additional computers when needed.
Here’s something interesting I learned today in regards to Vault when it comes to checking in large files. While debugging issues with large 30+mb drawing files that kept failing on the Job Processor I did some digging. The Job Processor error coincided with the Vault FileStore log error stating:
Exception(Inner): The maximum message size quota for incoming messages (52428800) has been exceeded.
To increase the quota, use the MaxReceivedMessageSize property on the appropriate binding element.
After doing some digging on Google, I discovered if you change the setting maxReceivedMessageSize in the web.config file on the Vault Server from the default value of “52428800” to at least “92428800” the issue is resolved. You should replace every matching value in the web.config.
This helps with large file check-in and should reduce the number of issues your clients experience as well as issues with the Job Processor.
Happy New Year! For 2020, I’d like to introduce to you Batch Logic, for Autodesk Inventor.
Batch Logic is for those of you that have ever used iLogic to perform any kind of automation on an Inventor file like updating iProperties, applying design rules or exporting data you may have wanted to run the iLogic rule on an existing dataset. This can no be accomplished easily using Batch Logic using the most familiar scripting language available for Inventor, iLogic. No need to rewrite your existing iLogic rules in a new language.
Batch Logic allows to you select a folder of Inventor files to process and then select the iLogic rule to run. Batch Logic will open each file, process the iLogic rule and log the results. Batch Logic is easy to use with no additional scripting actions needed.
Batch Logic can be extended with Batch Logic+ for use with the Autodesk Vault Job Processor. Batch Logic+ runs within the Vault Job Processor and can be applied to Vault lifecycle state changes. Batch Logic will run the designated iLogic rule against the file being updated.
Watch the introduction video for an overview of how Batch Logic works…
If you’re interested in trying out Batch Logic, the app is currently in Beta testing and is available as a 30-day trial. During the trial period, I ask that you provide your feedback on your experience with using Batch Logic. This will help provide the best possible solution for the official launch early next year.
With several additional features planned for Batch Logic, the the app will be provided on an annual subscription once the 30 day trial has expired. Two different tiers will be provided, Batch Logic (Desktop) and Batch Logic+ (Job Processor). Competitive pricing options to be announced in the near future.
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