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Hello Vault Administrators, today we will discuss reasons why we should NEVER clone a production server that has Autodesk Data Management Server and or SQL installed on it and rename the server. First, let us take a step back and see the working components of Vault: Vault consists of a server, which Autodesk Data Management Server (ADMS) and Microsoft SQL Server (SQL) get installed, and a client machine, which Vault Client gets installed. The Vault Server has a Web Server and SQL Database and a Filestore. When the client checks in a file into Vault the file goes into the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog
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Custom Objects were introduced into Autodesk Vault in 2014, but they are hidden and you have to know how to use them correctly. A Custom Object can have its own customised object definition security, assigned properties, and participate in life cycle changes. This is great because you can attach file links to a custom object. In this example lets create a Vendor Record Custom Object that will hold Vendor information. First log into the Vault and click on Tools > Administration > Vault Settings Then select the Custom Objects Tab and the click on Configure: In the Configure Custom Objects... Continue reading
Searching in the Vault is a powerful tool, it allows you to search for specific property information (such as title, author, descriptions & material) and file contents (text in a file). When a file gets checked into Vault the property extraction process automatically starts. In order to search for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
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Today’s software and hardware technology are all focusing on the 3D environment. Everywhere we look we see 3D movies, to 3D TVs, and even 3D rapid printing prototyping, so why not turn your flat pictures into a 3D Image that you can rotate and even get a 3D model. In... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
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Even though Doc Brown invented time travel with a flux capacitor to go back in time, Autodesk Vault has an even easier way to allow users to go back in time and get a previous version of your CAD file and continue on with its lifecycle. This process can be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
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Have you detached a Vault Database and have users complain that they no longer can login to Vault? This is a common issue if you detach the Vault Database, the Vault users will no longer have permission to access the Vault once it becomes attached back into the Autodesk Data... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
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Many users still get confused on which version of SQL they are using. In today’s blog I will show you how to tell which version of SQL your Autodesk Vault Database is using. To find out which version of SQL you are using with Vault Database you will need to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
When logging into Vault Client it prompts with the following error message: Autodesk Vault <Version> could not find the Data Management Services on <Servername>. This error can be frustrating at times and here are some basic troubleshooting fixes we can try: Can your machine Ping the server? Can the server... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
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When installing Vault 2012 from the new Autodesk Product Design Suite you may be scratching your head; I installed the Vault 2012 Client but it did not prompt me to install the Vault Autodesk Data Management Server 2012. If you run the Setup.exe again from the USB key you will... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
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When working with Vault sometimes the login add-in can go missing from the application. This can be from not having sufficient permission rights set from your IT to Antivirus, and Spyware programs. Most of the Add-Ins from Autodesk Products will all get loaded from the computers Registry during the launch... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
Vault 2012 is out and there are many new features packed into it, starting with the Autodesk Data Management Server Console. When you open ADMS you will notice the same interface GUI as in the 2011 and 2010 release but if you look closer under Tools > they have added... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
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Sometimes this error can come up if you import a DWG file from another program such as Autodesk Inventor. In Inventor users can Save Copy As Autocad DWG file which will allow users to open and modify DWG Drawings in Autocad. When plotting to PDF some users can experience issues... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog
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