Posts about Design Automation API

January 13, 2021

Use custom Fonts on Design Automation

Most products work with fonts that are installed on the system. If you check how to use custom fonts in Inventor or Revit the articles will tell you to install that font on Windows. That ...

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January 8, 2021

Automate processes and workflows with Forge

Forge released Design Automation APIs for Revit, Inventor, and 3ds Max last year. Now that it has been a year we wanted to check in with the community to see what they are building with i...

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January 6, 2021

Use System.Data.SQLite from iLogic rule

If you need to work with an SQLite database, one way is to use System.Data.SQLite It's not part of the .NET framework install, but available through NuGet: https://www.nuget.org/packages/...

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November 24, 2020

Pass custom command-line arguments from WorkItem

You can only set the commandLine in the Activity, so how could you add job-specific arguments to it when starting the WorkItem? Many people simply place all information needed to drive th...

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November 23, 2020

Different ways to run iLogic code

I already talked about running iLogic code that was defined in the Activity - see Run iLogic Rule without AppBundle. You could also provide the code (inside or the URL to it) in the WorkI...

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November 10, 2020

Access WorkItem parameters from AppBundle

Inside your AppBundle's code, you do not have direct access to the values that were provided for the WorkItem parameters. However, the commandLine interpreter which resolves the special a...

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