I have an automator action that downloads file from our server. Easy enough to setup but can't quite sort out how to set it so it will operate automatically at a certain time everyday. Tried hooking it with iCal but that didn't seem to work. Any assistance or pointing in the right direction is appreciated
You can save an automator workflow as a Plugin, and it becomes an actual alarm action available in iCal.
Here's a doc for an older version of Automator. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Automator/1.0/en/ensm2063.html
In Snow Leopard/Lion, when you create a new Automator event you can choose "iCal Alarm"