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Let's use object model chart!

Status: Solution Provided
by *Expert Elite* | International Moderator on ‎07-16-2012 06:47 AM



Let's build and place an object model chart in our Idea Exchange, like this one for Inventor:




Also usefull describe charts for client applications: describe GUI and internal scheme (including links to Vault dll's):

  • Vault Explorer 
  • Autoloader
  • CAD applications add-ins
  • Job Processor
  • Wedserver
  • Custom apps
  • etc.

 Using this scheme we can see what are we missing, check collisions, and others.

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In the same way that Vault AEC can write metadata and Revisions into the title blocks, legends of a sheet set in Civil 3d we need this in sheet sets generated by Revit and Revit Server.

Status: Under Review
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Purge Command _ opposite of –EXCLCMT

Status: Accepted
by Distinguished Contributor MarkESmith on ‎02-18-2013 02:53 AM

OK I can purge & leave files with a particular comment unpurged - but what if tehere are a range of comments?


I'd like to be able to Purge the versions with no comments







Status: Accepted
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UnReplicate Files

Status: Accepted
by Product Support on ‎02-11-2013 10:25 AM

Once a file\folder is replicated from one site to another, the challenge is to unreplicate.


Currently there appears to be 2 options to unreplicate a file.

1) In the ADMS Console, edit the "Replicated Folder" and untick the folder that you want to unreplicate, then delete the file(s) from the vault, re-add it to the "unreplicated" folder. This will prevent the file from being replicated in future

2) Disable the Vault on the site, delete the local filestore, Enable it. This can be dangerous if the file is not present on at least one other site. Its OK if you know all files are replicated to at least one site.


The wish is to untick a folder in the "Replicated Folder" dialogue for that site and for the ADMS Console to check to see if that file appears on another site before allowing the Admin to unreplicate the folder. Once the check is completed, the files in the selected folder are removed from that sites filestore.


If you think this would be a useful enhancement, add a comment to this thread...

Status: Accepted
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Additional metadata support

Status: Future Consideration
by *Expert Elite* | International Moderator on ‎08-21-2012 01:53 PM

Hi there!


Can you extend add support of audi, video, etc. files - not only CAD? For example, at now I can't assign UDP to mp3 tag.


Though, provide ability to write create translators using SDK.

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Force UDP on Upload to Vault

Status: Solution Provided
by Valued Mentor on ‎07-03-2014 06:36 AM

Unmapped UDP that are required, should have a form automatically available to users in all clients so that the UDPs can be populated when uploading.


For example, when adding a DWG to vault, and the Category requires UDPs for Project Number and Building Name, a form should appear in AutoCAD prior to upload to Vault.


Or, from the Web Client, upload a PDF, and the Category requires UDPs for Manager Name and Due Date, the web form includes the UDPs in the form prior to uploading the PDF.



Status: Solution Provided
This is available if you use the Data Standards utility.
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Ideas for plant integration impovements

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor donovan.cox on ‎06-16-2014 10:59 AM

When checking in a Project to Vault have the drawings and reference files linked to the project xml file as children. 


Also, and this might be an issue for the plant group, but a way to pack and go the entirety of the project, including the database. This would be for when you work with outside vendors. 

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Testing a command line backup script

Status: New Idea
by erik.jansen on ‎06-06-2014 06:34 AM

We use a backup script to be used in the windows taskplanner for our Vault customers (attached as .txt)


The problem:

You can manually start this script to see if it's working as intended, but after is has been triggered there is no way to stop it. We would like to avoid waiting x hours for the backup to complete.


Solution wish:

A counter script to stop the backup script after it's been deemed correct/working.

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When Installing Vault Server it'd be nice to have the prechecks ran before the Serial and configuration page


Things such as the IIS, ASPX, Firewall prechecks etc


The SQL Checks would need to stay where they are. 

Status: Accepted
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Vault "New data available" warnings and iParts/iAssemblies

Status: Accepted
by Mentor on ‎10-11-2013 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎10-11-2013 09:04 AM |



I believe iPart/iAssemblies provide an essential role within Inventor and deserve a review. Some Inventor users rely heavily on iPart/iAssembly functionality, which also means that these models require regular updates. Just opening the factory and switching to a different member is seen as a modification that might lead to members being out of date. Even if there was an edit, (sometimes) not all factory changes effect all of the members. Currently, this means having to manually check out all of the members before being able to update them. Better support with respect to iParts/iAssemblies would be great, but forcing a checkout of all members isn't the solution.


The current workaround suggested by Autodesk is to place all of the generated components in a new file so everything can be updated at once. This is feasible for small iPart/iAssembly files with few variations, but not for larger assemblies having many different iParts/iAssemblies and respectively their members.


Instead, why not simply check out all of the children at the same time as the factory? You know they will need to be updated when the factory is altered, so why can't this be done automatically?


Not to mention that after regenerating all of the members of a factory, thousands of drawings inside the Vault now display a warning to anyone viewing the drawings that reads, "Warning, new data available". This warning has coworkers in different departments thinking that they are looking at "out of date" drawings, when they are not.


Let's say I've added a new "standard" part (new member) to a factory. The entire factory (all members) now need to be regenerated!?! Why? Nothing has changed, I've just added a new member and now thousands of drawings have a banner that reads, "Warning, new data available".


Can this member update be automated AND work together with Vault?


What about an automatic batch update process?


Also, we've often found that not all changes to the factory part will trigger inventor to actually consider the generated members to be out of date (requiring a save). Sometimes, when making a minor change (like adding an iMate) and generating new files, nothing happens. No new files are generated that show the change, regardless of being checked out or not. If I select generate files, it should generate the file. I should be able to see the time stamp of the file on the disk change to the current time and this does not happen in this case. It forces me to have to make a physical change to the factory (dirty the file) to trigger inventor and Vault to recognize that a change has been made.


Please correct these issues, as they are a major reason why Inventor software is so largely used.

Let's face it, the number one priority should be to create great products. The number two priority should be that the products can work together seamlessly.



Status: Accepted
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