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Translating drawing through API

shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 789 PRO
I am wondering if there is a way to have a translation post request for a drawing only return results when the translation status is "DONE"?  For now, it seems I need to call the translation, and then I call the status of the translation and keep calling it in a loop until the status is "DONE".  Then I use the id from that status call to call out a stream of the file.  This would be a lot simpler if the initial translation call waited to return results until the translation was "DONE".
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  • caden_armstrongcaden_armstrong Member, User Group Leader Posts: 127 PRO
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    Because the translation endpoint is a bit of a catch all, there are scenarios where that wouldn't work.
    Sure a drawing is pretty quick to translate, but the same endpoint can be used to export a 1,000 part assembly in fine detail. A process like that would exceed the request timeout before finishing.

    It probably isn't what you want, but there is a way to register a webhook to receive a notification when a translation is complete.
    https://onshape-public.github.io/docs/translation/#webhook-translation-completion-notification

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  • caden_armstrongcaden_armstrong Member, User Group Leader Posts: 127 PRO
    Answer ✓
    Because the translation endpoint is a bit of a catch all, there are scenarios where that wouldn't work.
    Sure a drawing is pretty quick to translate, but the same endpoint can be used to export a 1,000 part assembly in fine detail. A process like that would exceed the request timeout before finishing.

    It probably isn't what you want, but there is a way to register a webhook to receive a notification when a translation is complete.
    https://onshape-public.github.io/docs/translation/#webhook-translation-completion-notification
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