SOLIDQUEUE

Task based queuing for

SOLIDWORKS

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Settings

The settings page is used to define user preferences when using SolidQueue.

Settings

UI Settings

Name Options Description
Show processing window on top of all other windows Normal or Topmost How the processing window behaves with respect to other windows. This can also be toggled within the window itself.
Automatically scroll the log as new entries are added Static or Auto Scroll If set to Auto Scroll then the log will automatically scroll such that the last added log entry is always visible. This does not occur is set to Static

Queue Processing Settings

Name Options Description
Only open files read only (prevents changes to models) Read / Write or Read Only Determines if files should be opened as read only. If they are then no changes will be made. This option should only be set to Read Only if you intend to run tasks where the changes do not need to be saved to the model. For example running you may wish to activate a configuration and export another file format, but not save those changes in the model.
SolidWorks Version A list of the installed SolidWorks versions The version of SolidWorks to use. This is important as you may encounter 'Future version' errors if the models have been saved in a later version. Equally you may wish to avoid saving models in a newer version.
Application launch timeout Number of seconds The number of seconds to wait for SolidWorks to launch (you should not need to change this from the default)
Restart SolidWorks after processing of x models Number of models The number of models to process before restarting SolidWorks. A value of 0 will cause this setting to be ignored.
Restart SolidWorks after processing of x minutes Number of minutes SolidWorks may become unresponsive at times while performing operations. SolidQueue monitors SolidWorks and starts a timer when it becomes unresponsive. This setting determines how many minutes SolidWorks can be unresponsive for, before restarting it.
Maximum processing attempts (per model) Number of attempts The number of attempts that will be made to process a file in the queue before skipping it. An attempt may fail if an error occurs, or SolidWorks becomes unresponsive and has to be restarted. This setting ensures that the queue doesn't grind to a halt if one file cause an issue.

Backup Settings

Name Options Description
Backup Folder Folder Path The folder in which to store backup copies of the processed models. SolidQueue will create a new sub folder with a timestamped name in the specified location. All processed files will be copied here before they are opened by SolidQueue to ensure you can revert any undesired changes*.

* You should always take a backup of your data set, do not rely on this backup behaviour