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Ktelang
Posts: 287
Registered: ‎09-23-2010
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Task Scheduler and run API/macro

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06-27-2012 08:10 AM

Hello Everybody and Autodesk,

 

Is there a way by which I can run a vba - macro over all the file in a folder using

Task scheduler,silently

 

Thanks

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bobvdd
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Registered: ‎11-23-2005
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Re: Task Scheduler and run API/macro

06-27-2012 10:21 AM in reply to: Ktelang

Defining yourself a custom Task Scheduler task is probably the way you want to go, if you are not afraid of some programming :smileywink:

You might want to read my support blog article where I use iLogic rules in a custom task in Task Scheduler.

The same mechanism (with some extra work) can be used for running macros via a custom task.

 

Not sure what you mean with "silently". You don't want to bring up Inventor API and use Apprentice API instead , or you want to run Inventor in silent mode? Both can be done depending on teh actiosn you want to perform on the files.

 

Bob 

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Ktelang
Posts: 287
Registered: ‎09-23-2010
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Re: Task Scheduler and run API/macro

06-27-2012 10:48 AM in reply to: bobvdd

 

Thanks Bob,

 

So far I am not afraid of programming :smileywink: not great at it though

but can do something which works for me Hope that stays that way.

I will look into the blog.

 

And yes Silent means in the background

 

 

Thanks

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brendan.henderson
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Registered: ‎07-22-2009
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Re: Task Scheduler and run API/macro

06-27-2012 04:38 PM in reply to: Ktelang

Have a look at KwikBatchRun here http://kwikmcad.com/icode/KWiKBatchRun_64/KWiKBatchrun_64.aspx

 

I use it and it works great. Only $20 USD per seat. No affiliation, just a happy user of the program.

Brendan Henderson
CAD Manager


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