Printwatcher

This script watches for activity at the installed printers and writes a logfile. It shows how much a user has printed on wich printer (works also with network printers).

But it has a proplem with counting the right amount of printed pages 🙁

It uses the wmi-class from Tim Golden, which you can download from his webpages. Please put the wmi.py in the same directory where you run this script from.

import wmi
c = wmi.WMI ()

print_job_watcher = c.watch_for (
  notification_type="Creation",
  wmi_class="Win32_PrintJob",
  delay_secs=1
)
while 1:
  pj = print_job_watcher ()
  print "User %s has submitted %d pages to printer %s" % \
    (pj.Owner, pj.TotalPages, pj.Name)

Userdefined Commands in CATIA V5

With “startCommand” one can start userdefined commands in the same
way as you type the command in the command prompt in CATIA V5.

try:
    import win32com.client 
except:
    print "Oops PYwin32 from Marc Hammond needed" 
catapp = win32com.client.Dispatch("CATIA.application") 
#Attention: runs only if you have set TOOLS/CUSTOMIZE/OPTIONS to Englisch. 
catapp.StartCommand("Open") 
#Starts the "File open"-Menu 
#other examples: 
#catapp.StartCommand("What's This?") 
# Runs the Online-Help (Strg+F1)
#catapp.StartCommand("CompassDisplayOff") 
# Compass visible 
#catapp.StartCommand("CompassDisplayOn") 
# Compass invisible