A New Update for Vault 2018
Vault 2018.2 Update continues the focus on improving quality and more efficient workflows. The Job Processor enhancements make it easier for administrators to manage and display more information on the jobs in the queue. Community ideas have been implemented addressing requests that help users in day to day workflows inside of Vault.
Job Processor Enhancements
Starting with Vault 2018.2, the Job Processor no longer uses a full version of Inventor to process jobs. Instead, it uses Inventor Server, a headless version of Inventor, to process jobs. The use of Inventor Server removes the need to purchase and use an additional Inventor license and removes the need to install a full version of Inventor along with the Vault Client. The enhancements includes improved error handling and messages as well as faster processing of Jobs.
The Job Queue Interface
The Job Queue dialog has also been enhanced with the Vault 2018.2 Update. The dialog is now modeless which gives the administrator the ability to open the queue and minimize the dialog while continuing to work with the Vault client. In the dialog, you can customize the grid and add more user-defined properties. Right-click on any job to see the new option, Go To Folder, which when clicked takes you to the file associated with the job.
Customer Requested Improvements
The Vault team continues to listen to the voice of the customer through the Ideas Forum, the Beta forum, and webinars to understand the challenges users face using Vault. The voices influenced the following productivity enhancements with the Vault 2018.2 Update.
File Sort Enhancements
The Vault client now displays the file names in a natural sorting order matching how Windows Explorer, making it easier to find files by name. Vault Ideas forum post: Sorting Numbers in Vault
Save to Vault
The Save to Vault button is on the Plot Manager’s toolbar by default. Vault Ideas forum post: Vault Plotmanager – Add Save to Vault as a default toolbar item
AutoCAD – Date or Date & Time
With this new option, users have the option to show the Date values without the Time when they place the Date property in an AutoCAD drawing. Vault Ideas forum post: UDP as date for Autocad + choose the format
AutoCAD – Multi-select Support in Open/Attach Dialog
In the Vault 2018.2 Update, users can select multiple AutoCAD DWGs in Attach From Vault Dialog. Vault Ideas forum post: AutoCAD / Vault: Attach from Vault Option – Allow Multiple Selections
Send a Thin Client Link Through Email
After selecting files in the Vault client, selecting File -> Send -> Send Link. The email created by this command includes a URL link for Thin Client users. Vault Ideas forum post: Send Thin Client Link from within Vault Desktop Client
PDF Publishing Enhancements
Customize PDF file names using the parent files UDP values. Vault Ideas forum post: PDF Publishing – Using Vault UDP to create the PDF File Name
|<add key=”DesignRepresentation.Naming” value=”\.(idw)$/<_name_><Revision>”/>||FlowerB.pdf where Revision=B|
|<add key=”DesignRepresentation.Naming” value=”\.(idw)$/<_name_ ><Provider>”/>||FlowerAutoCAD.pdf where Provider=AutoCAD|
This updated can be downloaded by logging into your Autodesk Account. Click the Product Enhancements link, and you will see the update on the list. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release! For more on what’s coming, join the discussion on the Vault Beta forum.
The Vault Product Team