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Under the Hood - All things PDM and PLM

If you have installed Vault 2018.2 Update, you are aware that Vault now using Inventor Server to process Inventor jobs through the Job Processor. The Job Processor processes DWF creation, updating User Defined Properties (UDP) and PDF creation of Inventor and AutoCAD files. If, for some reason, you would like to switch back to using the full version of Inventor to process these jobs, you can by performing the following steps.

Steps to Switch

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the <install dir>\Vault Professional 2018\Explorer folder.
  2. Make a backup copy of the following files: Connectivity.VaultPro.config / JobProcessor.exe.config / Autoloader.exe.config
  3. Edit the config files, using Notepad, and add the following key in the <appSettings> section:
    <add key=”UseInventorApplication” value=”1″/>
  4. Save the files and restart the applications.

Note: If you copy the text in step three and paste them into the configuration files, the paste will put in the wrong quotes around “UseInventorApplication” and “1”. Delete the quotes after you have pasted in the key and re-add them.

Irvin Hayes Jr.

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, ( 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often change, and as a weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point-in-time snapshot you should not consider out-of-date posts to reflect their current thoughts and opinions.