I was having the worst problem about auto creating DWF files while checking into vault. I am able to publish new files, but not update the old ones. All dwf files that are being checked in are being published to an H:\Engineer\DWF Publish Folder\ that resides on our server. These files are then accessed via our MRP program and viewed with a dwf viewer at each computer in customer service and our factory.
That way, all of our manufactured parts are visible with the latest and greatest for everyone to view, mark-up and print without accessing the parent file.
After I checked several files back into vault this morning, I noticed that the dwf publish folder did not update the files. I am able to manually produce a dwf, but I thought that vault was supposed to update the files or add new ones when checked in automatically.
I did not get any errors, what so ever. I was also able to use the task scheduler to produce the dwf files.
I found out this morning from Autodesk Support that the DWF publish to a folder option in Vault is not created to overwrite existing data of the same name. In order to have the files to update, you either need to delete the files to be updated prior to checking back into vault or use this workaround. We created a sub folder under the “DWF Publish Folder” directory called “DWF Transfer Folder” directory.
Until I have written a batch file to do this automatically, my plan is to manually move these files back into the “DWF Publish Folder” directory and overwrite the files. This should keep everything up to date.
My question is, does anyone have a better solution?
We actually do the exact same thing that are trying to do. Vault overwrites the existing dwf files just fine. The only time that it doesn't is if someone has the file open and is viewing it. If that is the case, you will get notifed that the file did not create.
Glad to hear that you are not experiencing the same problem the rest of us are. After speaking with Autodesk, they also confirmed the problem.
If you are doing something that the rest of us have yet to figure out, please share this information as soon as possible as my method is a pain.
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