Vault General Discussion

Vault General Discussion

Reply
Active Member
cjanderson1985
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-10-2011
Message 1 of 8 (761 Views)

Importing Inventor Files to Vault 2012

761 Views, 7 Replies
03-20-2012 11:03 AM
Hi, We have a client who will soon be using Vault (currently do not use any version of vault just have all Inventor files sved in directories) I have been trying to move a test assembly into Vault but the Client side Vault Pro application warns that I should do this from Inventor itself. I see the option to log in to vault from Inventor, as well as the Vault tab on the toolbar, but do not see anywhere that allows me to add it to vault, The only buttons that aren't greyed out are the log in or log out. Am I missing something here, thanks. Also, will we really have to open each assembly in inventor one at a time to get them into Vault? That would take months.....
*Expert Elite*
Cadmanto
Posts: 3,356
Registered: ‎12-07-2011
Message 2 of 8 (753 Views)

Re: Importing Inventor Files to Vault 2012

03-20-2012 12:51 PM in reply to: cjanderson1985

Callup your assembly or files into Inventor.

At the top of the model tree select the down arrow next to "Model"

vault.JPG

Select "Vault"

Then you can RC on the top file and select checkin

vault2.JPG

 

Also make sure all of these files are in your vault working forlder before opening them up in Inventor.

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
(Colossians 3:23-25)

Active Member
cjanderson1985
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-10-2011
Message 3 of 8 (749 Views)

Re: Importing Inventor Files to Vault 2012

03-20-2012 01:07 PM in reply to: cjanderson1985
Thanks! What happens to the assembly files would they atill be accessqble by opening directly?
*Expert Elite*
Cadmanto
Posts: 3,356
Registered: ‎12-07-2011
Message 4 of 8 (747 Views)

Re: Importing Inventor Files to Vault 2012

03-20-2012 01:34 PM in reply to: cjanderson1985

Yes, they can be.  When you check in files you can either check the box that says "Keep files checked out"

or you can check the one that says " Close files and delete working copy"

vault2.JPG

 

If you keep files checked ou then they will stay on your local drive.  I assume this is what you are talking about.

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
(Colossians 3:23-25)

Active Member
cjanderson1985
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-10-2011
Message 5 of 8 (738 Views)

Re: Importing Inventor Files to Vault 2012

03-20-2012 01:56 PM in reply to: Cadmanto
Basically yes. I am just wondering if there is a way to send an assembly to Vault without affecting the original data, leaving it usable in the same way it was without Vault. I would creat a copy but effects the references. Thanks
*Expert Elite*
CelticDesignServices
Posts: 518
Registered: ‎11-29-2011
Message 6 of 8 (734 Views)

Re: Importing Inventor Files to Vault 2012

03-20-2012 03:01 PM in reply to: cjanderson1985

I assume you realize that you'll need to log into the Vault application from within Inventor, correct?

Doing so in Inventor (and any other application you use with Vault like AutoCAD, MS Office docs, etc.)

 

Open the files in Inventor and store into Vault for the first time by doing the Check in command on the Vault menu in Inventor. Mind you, Vault will replicate the exact directory structure where the files resides on your local drive.

 

So if you have the part/assembly on the: C:\Vault\Projects directory, Vault will create and store that file in Vault with the very same structure. So the path in Vault would look something to the effect of: Project Explorer ($)\Vault\Projects.

 

Basically be sure you have your directory structure defined on your local drive prior to storing files in Vault.

But also note, by keeping the files checked out to you, only you can modify those files....everyone else is locked out of the files.

 

I'm not sure what you mean about leaving the data usable. Vault is nothing more than a depository with permission controls. Making copies to work with basically defeats the purpose.

 

And yes, you should always access and store the Inventor files into Vault from within the Inventor application. Inventor assemblies are link driven, doing these steps within Inventor prevents those links from being broken or corrupted, something you really, really don't want to have happen.

New EE Logo.PNG


Inventor.PNG     vault.PNG



Jim
Celtic Design Services, LLC

Inventor/AutoCAD/Vault WorkGroups
Always for hire - celticdesign01ATyahooDOTcom
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Celtic-Design-Services-LLC/184666001666426
==========================================================
Please use the "Accept as Solution" and "Give Kudos" functions as appropriate to further enhance the value of these forums.

Go raibh maith agat (in other words...Thank you!)
*Expert Elite*
Cadmanto
Posts: 3,356
Registered: ‎12-07-2011
Message 7 of 8 (723 Views)

Re: Importing Inventor Files to Vault 2012

03-20-2012 06:11 PM in reply to: cjanderson1985

Like Jim said. If you call the files up in Inventor they keep the same integrity in the vault once checked in as they did

when you first got them.  Except they are more secure and revision controlled.

Best Regards,
Scott McFadden
Inventor Professional 2014
(Colossians 3:23-25)

Active Member
cjanderson1985
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-10-2011
Message 8 of 8 (705 Views)

Re: Importing Inventor Files to Vault 2012

03-22-2012 06:21 AM in reply to: cjanderson1985
Thanks for all the clarification. Basically what i meant by useable was wanting to know if Vault moved any files/directories imported into it to its own file store , or if it left all files where they originally were, accessing them from there. Thanks
Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
New button for Platinum & Gold Subscription customers
Gold & Platinum Subscription customers can alert Autodesk if they require assistance with their forum post

Manufacturing Community
The Manufacturing Community provides additional access to tips, tutorials, blogs and networking with peers.