I agree that if you are running the Job Processor during the day that you need an additional license. We do have other customers that cannot wait until the next day for the visualization file to be created or the properties to be updated.
You workflow is correct.
But I do not recommend running it on the same workstation as you are using. Large assemblies could really impact your performance.
The performance issue, that is not a problem right now for me.
My problem is that I will not be able to use the Job Processor without buying a new license or new licenses.
I need to find a workaround or a new workflow.
The other clients that can't wait, what are they doing about this?
Do you have any other workflow that you could propose? Are the other companies all buying extra licenses to benefit from this tool that looks great when used properly?
Some have purchased additional licenses and hardware while others run it only on the workstation where the designer has admin rights.
I'll see what I can do.
Maybe I can figure something out with "part time usage" of some licenses... or run the job processor at night.
Thank you for your help.
Although it is doing an automatic operation, it is not a "system operation". It is just another client connecting to the server performing a read\write operation. All read\write operations require a license.
The intent for the Job Processor is to have it run on a dedicated workstation, not on the same workstation that the designer is using during the day at the same time. Or it can run at night on the designers workstation while they are not using it. If it is running in the background while the designer is working they will experience a performance impact because an additional instance of Inventor will be launched in the background to perform the operation.
If you run the job processor at night, it will use the licenses that the designers would be using during the day, therefore you do not require additional licenses.
Hope this helps.
I am running the job processor on my machine, at night as suggested above (Vault Pro 2011). Any thoughts, anyone, on what would make it hang up roughly ten minutes after I leave the building? I have the power settings on my machine set to none, so it will not kill the display or go into sleep mode. Should I do the same for the server as well? If the server goes to sleep will that freeze the JP?
I also noticed that while JP is running, or after it has hung up like that,... Inventor acts all goofy, hanging at the splash screen. Any ideas?
Try to explain a company with 1-2 users of Inventor and Vault that they need to purchase an additional Inventor and Vault license to run the Job Processor.
I consider synchronizing properties a system task, regardless of how this is implemented by Autodesk.
I totally agree with you and that was exactly my point in my previous posts.
But you saw Autodesk's answer... To me, the job processor is parctically useless because of that.
I created a workaround where management people have an account that they use only to synchronize the properties of released or read only files. It really isn't user friendly but that's the only way we can release files and access them right away without having to wait for the Job Processor...
And there is no way that we are going to buy an extra Inventor or Vault WG license just to run the Job Processor. To me, it's a feature that I can not use even if I paid for it.
We recently upgraded to Collaboration 2013 and are running into licensing issues because the job processor is using them. We have a replicated server so we are running two job processors and I need to have it set so they run at night so our engineers can actually work during the day.
I don't think it is right that you purchase software and then need to purchase additional features just to get it to work correctly.
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