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Under the Hood - All things PDM and PLM

In a previous article, Autodesk Vault 2018: It is All About the PDF!, we discussed the ability to customize the file names of PDFs created by the Job Processor during a transition to the Released lifecycle state.  Let’s get into more details on how to make this customization.

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.  Other applications may corrupt the XML file so be careful about the application that you use.

In the appSettings section after the (<add key=”TrueViewDwfPublishCount” value=”500″/>) line, you will add the following keys to customize the PDF name.

  1. Remove the file IDW extension from the PDF name
    Key: <add key=”DesignRepresentation.Naming” value=”\.(idw)$/&lt;_name_&gt;“/>

    1. \.(idw)$                Extension for which this rule applies
    2. &lt;_name_&gt;   Source File name without extension
    3. /                           Separator
  2. Add a Prefix: PreFixsuspension.dwg.pdf
    <add key=”DesignRepresentation.Naming” value=”\.(dwg)$/PreFix-&lt;_name_&gt; &lt;_ext_&gt;“/>

    1. \.(dwg)$               Extension for which this rule applies
    2. PreFix-                Prefix string
    3. &lt;_name_&gt;   Source File name without extension (<_name_>)
    4. &lt;_ext_&gt;       Source File name without extension (<_ext_>)
    5. /                          Separator
  3. Add a PostFix: suspension-PostFix.dwg.pdf
    <add key=”DesignRepresentation.Naming” value=”\.(dwg)$/&lt;_name_&gt;-PostFix“/>

    1. \.(dwg)$               Extension for which this rule applies
    2. &lt;_name_&gt;   Source File name without extension (<_name_>)
    3. -PostFix               Postfix string
    4. /                           Separator
  4. Add a Pre- and PostFix: PreFix-suspension-PostFix.idw.pdf
    <add key=”DesignRepresentation.Naming” value=”\.(idw)$/PreFix-&lt;_name_&gt;-PostFix“/>

    1. \.(idw)$                Extension for which this rule applies
    2. PreFix-                Prefix string
    3. &lt;_name_&gt;   Source File name without extension (<_name_>)
    4. -PostFix               Prefix string
    5. /                           Separator
  5. Combine DWG and IDW rules
    <add key=”DesignRepresentation.Naming” value=”\.(dwg)$/PreFix-&lt;_name_&gt;-PostFix/\.(idw)$/PreFix-&lt;_name_&gt;-PostFix&lt;_ext_&gt;“/>

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Irvin Hayes Jr.
Product Manager

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Technical Sales Specialist

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Irvin is a Product Manager on the Autodesk Vault team based in Novi, Michigan. He helps partners, consulting and sales develop Vault deployment plans in enterprise environments and system requirements. You can find multiple classes Irvin has presented at Autodesk University, (au.autodesk.com) on a wide range of Vault topics. Irvin is a technology geek and loves sharing with the community on Twitter (@ihayesjr) and Flipboard Magazine. Disclaimer If you need an official Autodesk company response or a contact for press-related activities please contact Autodesk Public Relations. The posts on this blog are the authors' own personal opinions and do not represent their employer's view in any way. In addition, their thoughts and opinions often change, and as a weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point-in-time snapshot you should not consider out-of-date posts to reflect their current thoughts and opinions.

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