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Extracting Data from BIMcloud server

tonyfitz
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Hi,

Is it possible to extract file size data out of the BIMCloud server ?
We work on a lot of concurrent projects, of quite a complicated nature and regularly find some files seem to get quite large and cumbersome to use (especially when IFC's have been included in the file) and would like a way of trying to quickly identify any files that may need to be looked at before they cause too many delays through slow processing. We have found that reloading a bloated file can often reduce file size by a half or more so want to keep on top of this. With the amount of folders and files we have (across multiple servers, inhouse and hosted) it is a time consuming process to search through them individually looking for outliers.

My plan is to be able to extract this data, hopefully automatically on a weekly basis, and have it linked to a Power BI file which will identify the largest files and those which have grown significantly so we can take a look at them and take action as necessary to rectify any problems.

Not sure if this is something that the ArchiCAD API could help with ?
Tony Fitzpatrick
Head of BIM
www.aw2.fi

Co-Founder / CEO
www.the bimcrowd.com
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Anonymous
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Have you tried BIMcloud logs and diagnostic data.
Hope this helps.

hi
good hint, we have same issues and will try to access those files with Power BI too.
thanks!
Florian
AC24 4018 INT, Win10, Quadro P2000, Xeon, BIMCloud

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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There is also a BIMcloud API:

https://github.com/GRAPHISOFT/bimcloud-api

I don't know at what stage of development it is or if it can do what you try to do, but it may be worth checking out.
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