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JobTime JobTime - tracking of time spent on DWG editing

Automatic time-tracking for AutoCAD drawings - true editing time, sans idle periods


JobTime - DWG time-tracking

JobTime CADstudio JobTime is an AutoCAD add-on utility for AutoCAD 2017/2016, 2015/2014/2013 and 2012/2011/2010 (both 32/64-bit). Tracking of job-time spent on a DWG file in AutoCAD. JOBTIME is a time-tracking reactor for AutoCAD, which automatically logs true (net) editing time spent in the current AutoCAD drawing. Idle periods (longer than the defined timeout) are not counted to the tracked time. Time is tracked across drawing sessions.

The time-tracking information is stored in custom propeties - _DWGPROPS > Custom. JobTime defines the properties:

JobTime Properties (CZ version)
  • JobTime - readable total net time in the format hh:mm:ss
  • JobTimeMinutes - total net time in minutes (one decimal place)
  • JobTime-USERNAME - total net time in minutes for a specific user
  • JobTimeSessions - number of edit-sessions of this DWG

Just load the JOBTIME.VLX using APPLOAD or ACADDOC.LSP (or Autoloader in 2012/2013/2014 - see below). Have it loaded automatically (see the briefcase in AppLoad) in each session for fully automatic operation! DWG file-editing sessions with JobTime.vlx not loaded cannot be tracked!

The tracking-reactor is ON by default. Using the JOBTIME command (or its commandline counterpart: -JOBTIME) you can setup the tracking parameters and see detailed statistics. All tracking is updated inside the DWG file on every SAVE command. Logging history (if enabled) is stored in a TXT (tab-delimited) or CSV (comma-delimited, Excel) file on drawing close (if the drawing was saved at least once in this session).

The preset parameters are stored in the Windows Registry (HKCU > Software > CAD Studio > JobTime) so they are kept between drawings and sessions.

You can also install JobTime company-wide by including it in your deployment images and by setting the Registry keys using GPO or other network deployment tool.

NB: a single idle-time period of e.g. 60 minutes - when timeout is set to e.g. 10 minutes - is counted as a half (5 min.) to the tracked time

JobTime

JobTime log

See also the LogBook add-on for tracking all changes performed on a DWG file.

Supported platforms

JobTime was tested on AutoCAD 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD 2010, 32-bit and 64-bit. We offer a separate version of JobTime for Revit (part of Revit Tools).

In AutoCAD 2012 and higher, you can use the new autoload mechanism for JobTime: copy the whole "JobTime.bundle" folder (from the distribution archive) as a subfolder to:

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins
or (in XP):
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins
or (in Win7/Vista):
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins
-- and JobTime will be loaded automatically (see _APPAUTOLOADER)

History

  • Version 1.4 (9/2012-4/2014) - Fixed storing settings between sessions (Exchange Apps only)
  • Version 1.3 (9/2011) - Fixed save reactions on Ctrl+C and AutoSave
  • Version 1.1 (8/2011) - First release

JobTime license (trial + buy/order)

JobTime is a shareware utility by CAD Studio. The limited trial version is free for download. The trial version cannot set some of the parameters - timeout is set to 60 seconds, per-user tracking is always on but the username is fixed to "TRIALUSER", logging history is disabled. Contains automatic comments in file properties. Use the CADSTUDIOREG command to obtain and enter your Authorization code for the JOBTIME utility.

If you are interested in the full unlimited commercial version, use the Order below or contact CAD Studio.

Price of the commercial version of JobTime is 39,-EUR Buy JobTime (for AutoCAD)


Download the trial version of JobTime (for AutoCAD)

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