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for consideration ;


in our operation we have seen some file / folder ownership management problems  (inability to take ownership) seen between relicated servers. ie a remote server is down = no way to transfer ownership to other servers / sites.


i think there is the need to have some improved functionality on this topic and other general topics relating to the replicated environment.


is it sufficient to accept that if a remote server is down that there is no way ever to get ownership back of files back? despite very short or zero lease times etc etc.


i would have thought that the provider server would be able to force ownership back to itself or other server if the files were not checked out. i have searched to no avail & also have been advised by our VAR group that we cannot do this.

if that is the case then i feel that with some consideration of improved functional development that this would be possible or at the least have something along the lines of automatical ownership transfer configure to send ownership from remote sites after hours, back to the server who owns the files again before business resumes the next day. that way if a site does not boot up at the start of business, the other remote servers have the choice to take ownership if it is urgent.


this may not be the answer but with sensible discussion and development there may be solutions to the situations that could arise.

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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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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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establish a system, where known issue go directly to the customer (especially platinum users)

e.g. WorkgroupReplication.xml issues and things where we can easily improve our system like web.config tweaks.

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Please, consider possibility to check out Project links as a Hard links (for NTFS).

Status: Accepted
MiWaNiZa, Can you give a little more information on what you are looking for? Are you trying to force a working folder?
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The Vault search text box displays "Search Projects" or "Search Vault Explorer ($)" - often when clicking in the search text box the default text is not cleared and what ever is typed is added to the default text.  The result is that the search is not done correctly.


This behaviour is shown in the attached screen shot.


According to Autodesk Customer Support this behaviour has existed for several releases of the Vault.


I would like the search box default text to clear when clicking in the box to enter data.

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As part of the job configuration, an administrator should be able to specify whether a user should be prompted if a user attempts to create a duplicate job.


An example for this would be the create visualization jobs.  Users shouldn't be prompted that a duplicate job exists if they check in the file a second time before the first job was completed.


For certain jobs, you need this notification, for others it is completely unnecessary.  Also, it shouldn't go into the error log on the vault server.

Status: Accepted
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If you've attempted to use the Refrence Repair Utility you'll quickly become frustrated it could really use some enhancements




  • In the settings I should be able to browse and select the Inventor Project File. The slash is opposite "/" to all other pathing in the settings and caused me some grief the first time I used this
  • I shouldn't have to close the utility when its done processing a folder. I should be able to pick a new folder and continue
  • I should be able to select multiple folders to process
  • It would be nice to be able to browse for folders to process
  • It can error and stop. As a script / batch processing utility it should just log the error and continue. There should be 0-interaction by the user until it is done
  • When it errors, it says to look at the log, but when you look at the log there is absolutely nothing about the error or what caused it to stop

Importing Fixes


  • I would assume that most people run the scan not on the server, apply the changes to the .xml not on the server, but then need to go to the server to import the fixes. It would be nice to be able to "push" the fixes from the same system used to scan and fix.
  • I use the command line to import the fixes but then need to use the ADMS Console logs to see any errors.... huh? The import needs to have its own GUI that writes its own log / error report
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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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MS Reporting Services support

Status: Accepted
by Contributor dmiller on ‎04-05-2014 09:05 PM

My understanding is that Vault currently uses a client local version of MS Reporting Services to render reports in the Vault client.  I would like to see support for the server version of Reporting services.  This way I could write companywide dashboard reports.  I would also be able to link Vault data to ERP system data.  We should have a way to use Vault API calls when developing SSRS reports.  If there is currently a way to do this I would like to know.

Status: Accepted

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