We are having problems making sure our sheet metal burn files get created when we complete a design in Inventor. We have a VBA routine that exports the flat pattern to a dwg/dxf for our plasma cutter but we have to remember to run it. What I'd like to do is to export the flat pattern when the lifecycle state is changed to "Released" with either our current routine or some other method. Is this even possiable and if it is can anybody point me in the direction to start.
I'm open to any other ideas as well.
We are currently using Vault 2013 pro.
It is possible to hook up the life cycle event with customized business logic. Please refer to Doug's video:
Part 5 - Business Logic Customization Through Events
For your case, you can conver your VBA routine to .net and execute it in lifecycle event.
Hi This is posible but not on lifecycle change but on checking in files from inventor to vault, i belive it give the same effect... if you are interessed please write me an email so i coud provide you some code
Yes, it is possbile to hook up an event handler when lifecycle state changes with help of LifecycleEventEditor. You must have known that if you went through doug's video. This tool is in Vault SDK:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\Autodesk Vault 2014 SDK\util\LifecycleEventEditor