Monday, 22 January 2018

Vault Pro Job Processor - PDF Sync errors

The issue is connected to the option to sync the revision of the pdf file with the revision of the source file. Deactivating this option will solve the problem:

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Publishing PDF files from Vault Pro 2018 with the revision appended to the file.

In order for the Vault job processor to automatically create PDF files with the revision number/letter appended to the end of the file, you need to edit a config file on the machine that is running the Job Processor.

First, you need to make a copy of the JobProcessor.exe.config file located in the <install dir>\Vault Professional 2018\Explorer folder.  Use a text editing software, such as Notepad, to open and edit the file.

Add the following line before </appSettings> towards the bottom of the file:

  <add key="DesignRepresentation.Naming" value="\.(dwg)$/&lt;_name_&gt;-&lt;Revision&gt;"/>

This will add a file 1234-A.PDF from a drawing 1234.DWG

Change the (dwg) to (idw) in the line of text if this is for IDW files.

Note: Only 2D PDF files are created from the Job Processor.

Inventor Drawing Custom properties do not appear in Vault Data Standard dialog

Although you may be using only one drawing template file type in Inventor, it is important to ensure that the relevant custom properties are in both the IDW & DWG templates.

You must then map the Vault Property UDP to both file types within Vault Explorer.

The custom properties will not be showing in the VDS dialog.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Fusion 360 CAM Engraving tool path is very slow

If you are creating CNC code for engraving from Fusion 360, you may find the tool path very slow.
This is because engraving does not output arcs (G02/G03), only lines (G01)!
So the best way around this is to reduce the TOLERANCE here (was set to 0.01).

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Inventor HSM add-in causes Inventor FILE pulldown to hang

Users of Inventor HSM 2018 as part of the Product Design & Manufacturing collection may find the FILE pulldown menu not working (and also parts of the ribbon).

DELL Precision Laptops may show this behaviour. If so, uninstall the the DELL Backup & Restore Utility.