In order to use the Trim Cache feature for the Cloudinary Creative Cloud Connector, you need to open the SCCloudinary.properties file, since not all Connectors support advanced caching.  

The relevant entry is:

 

#sc.cache_limit is the cache size limit in megabytes (0 for no limit)

#sc.cache_limit=0



 

Trim Cache will only be available if user has set a cache limit, and the current cache size is over the cache limit.  When the cache is trimmed, the files in the cache are deleted to get the cache size down to roughly 25% of the max cache size.  Files are deleted based on when they were last used, with files last used the longest ago being deleted first.



 

Here is a list of advanced cache details:

 

  1. The user enables advanced caching by setting a cache limit in the appropriate SC properties file.  For Cloudinary, the file is named SCCloudinary.properties.
  2. Connector will manage the cache size by trimming the cache when InDesign starts and quits.  in order to limit user disruption, Connector does not automatically trim the cache while InDesign is being used.
  3. The user can clear the cache at any time by selecting “Clear Cache…” from the connector menu.  Clearing the cache will delete all the files in the cache.
  4. The user can trim the cache by selecting “Trim Cache…” from the connector menu.   The “Trim Cache…” menu item is enabled when the size of the cache exceeds the cache limit the user set in the properties file.  As stated above, when the user trims the cache, files in the cache are deleted to get the cache size down to roughly 25% of the max cache size.  Files are deleted based on when they were last used, with files last used the longest ago being deleted first.
  5. The cache referred to in the properties file and connector menu is the asset cache used by the C++ plugins.  To my knowledge, none of the extension currently use the same cache.
    1. On the Mac, the cache is located at /Users/<username>/Library/Caches/SiliconConnector/Cache
    2. On Windows, the cache us located at C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\SiliconConnector\Cache