Posts about Design Automation API

March 22, 2020

Migrate Inventor add-in to Design Automation

Many people might have existing Inventor add-ins that they plan to migrate to Design Automation API for Inventor. Instead of trying to modify your existing add-in's code to use InventorServ...

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March 21, 2020

Run() vs RunWithArguments()

In case of AppBundles for Design Automation API for Inventor there are two entry points depending on the arguments in the commandLine parameter of the Activity that is using the AppBundle. ...

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March 20, 2020

Handle command line arguments

The commandLine property of an Activity specifies what executable should be run on the Design Automation server and what arguments should be passed to it. It tends to include the headless s...

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February 25, 2020

Dealing with suppressed components

In Inventor one way to hide a component is by suppressing it. Unlike when simply making it invisible, in this case the relevant document won't even get loaded, so it's more efficient. When ...

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February 18, 2020

Move files around on Forge

Forge has various storage services: Object Storage Service (OSS) for app specific data, and BIM 360 Docs, Fusion Team, etc for user specific data There are ways to copy files on them, but t...

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January 30, 2020

Estimate Design Automation costs

Calculating the global cost of Design Automation workitems

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December 9, 2019

Forge on Node-RED - Visual Programming for Forge

Node-RED is a powerful tool for building Internet of Things (IoT) applications with a focus on simplifying the ‘wiring together’ of code blocks to carry out tasks. It uses a visual programm...

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