ACIS Snapshot Journal
List of: Discussion Topic
Subjects: ACIS Journal
Contents: Kernel

The ACIS Journaling capability provides features for creation of "snapshots" for supported ACIS APIs (refer to Appendix D - APIs with Journal Support). ACIS Journaling creates both Scheme files and SAT files. The Scheme file contains script that loads SAT files and recreates the function calls. This file also defines positions, rational numbers, logicals etc. The SAT file stores the ENTITIES that were passed as input to the function calls.

Using the ACIS Journaling capability, the user can isolate the problem when a function does not perform as required. The user can run the Scheme file created as output of ACIS Journaling in steps, to narrow down the scope of error. This provides a clear view of the values or topology that have been used in the API before it performs any operation.