Summer Side Projects

I’m still alive! It’s summer here in North Carolina and already hot. Like really, really hot. While I don’t mind keeping cool inside working away, staying busy with all things Autodesk. I also don’t mind working outside with my hands, even in the heat. I have been helping a friend out with some sketches of a screened in-porch addition for his house using Inventor.

I don’t get to use Inventor as much as I used to, so when I get an opportunity to keep my skills sharp, I jump on it.

This is a 20′ x 24′ screened in porch. We’re just trying to spit out enough drawings in order to secure the permits and get him a good lumber list to shop with.

This should be an interesting project to see through completion.

Lots of other things going on. I’m going to try and bring a heart beat back to this blog and start posting more regularly again. Until then… thanks for reading!

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AU 2018 is underway!

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A better Vault backup script

I posted to the Autodesk Vault Forum a different way to manage your Vault backup folders through your Vault backup script.

The script uses the default folder names that the normal backup method uses which includes the date and time of the backup. What the script does is remove the oldest folder in your parent backup folder and saves the number of backups you specify in the script. You don’t have to rename folders to accomplish this using this script.

{BackupFolder} : Set to your Vault backup location (3 locations in the script)

{Username} : Set to the Vault username

{Password} : Set to the Vault users password

skip=2 : This is set to save 3 backups. The 2 in the folder and the backup that will run with the script. Set this to at least 1.


REM ---- Vault Daily Backup ----

    setlocal enableextensions disabledelayedexpansion

    pushd "{BackupFolder}" && (
        for /f "skip=2 delims=" %%a in (
            'dir /b /ad /tc /o-d'
        ) do rmdir /s /q "%%~fa"

REM -- Backup Vault ---

"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ADMS Professional 2019\ADMS Console\Connectivity.ADMSConsole.exe" -Obackup -B"{BackUpFolder}" -VU"{Username}" -VP"{Password}" -DBSC -S -L"{BackUpFolder}\Vault_Backup_Log.txt"


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