Windows 10 Update Potential Issue

The Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may cause issues with some Autodesk software –  particularly Autodesk Vault.  The suspicion is that a .net update is the cause of the problems. More details to come. The default Windows Update settings should be changed to ‘Current Branch for Business’ to avoid this issue. Each company will…

SouthMACH 17 – Celebrating the heartland of NZ Manufacturing

SouthMACH 17 – Celebrating the heartland of NZ Manufacturing

  SouthMACH 17 – The South Island’s Premier Technology Trade Show Run over two days (24-25 May) the show provided a great opportunity for the manufacturing community to come together under one roof to see all that’s new in the industry. Our stand at SouthMACH was busy throughout the two days, with plenty of existing…

Are your products running as well as they should be?

Are your products running as well as they should be?

Autodesk Inventor / Vault Updates (2016) Time to change the oil on your applications? It’s worth keeping an eye on the latest Inventor / Vault Updates that are released for your products. We’ve had a few cases recently of users reporting the following issues: New Copy Design (Vault 2016) – Part number property not updating (and…

Autodesk Vault 2015 Service Pack 1

Autodesk Vault 2015 Service Pack 1

Last week Autodesk released Autodesk Vault 2015 Service Pack 1 for the following versions of Vault: Autodesk Vault Basic 2015 Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2015 Autodesk Vault Professional 2015 Download Service pack 1 here. All clients and servers should be upgraded at the same time to the Autodesk Vault 2015 Service Pack 1 The Service Pack fixes…

Removing ‘Ghost’ image links from Inventor drawings to allow Check In to Vault

Removing ‘Ghost’ image links from Inventor drawings to allow Check In to Vault

I’ve had problems checking legacy drawings into a few sites I have gone to recently. I’ve generally been there to either get them back on board with Vault, or for a completely new implementation of Vault Basic, Workgroup or Professional. The problem seems to come about when these old drawings or the templates they were…

Managing the impact of Anti-Virus on Autodesk Vault

Managing the impact of Anti-Virus on Autodesk Vault

We received a support request yesterday asking about using Anti-virus software on any servers running Autodesk Vault. At first I wasn’t sure how to answer the question fully, so I deferred to Autodesk Support to seek clarification. Interestingly they weren’t able to help with the specifics in this case, so I took to the internet. In doing…

How important is your Vault data? Part2

In our previous post we discussed some of the issues of protecting your Vault data, and highlighted the advantages of using ADMS backups. What we wanted to do know is give you an example of an ADMS script, break it down so you can see how it works, and then give you  helpful little utility to make it all the better. In the Advanced Configuration…

Command Line Mailer

For a lot of situations, a command line emailer comes in really useful In the past I have used Blat, which has suited my needs perfectly. However in recent times, I have had more and more issues with Exchange and firewalls, so decided to see if I could write one for my needs. And so came about CPS.MiniMailer. Its not very sophisticated (yet)…

How important is your Vault data?

When looking at any design, one of the costliest items involved is creating the design data. Whether that be 3D Models, 2D Drawings or any other supporting documentation, it all takes time to create and therefore has a value. Safeguarding that data should be of paramount importance and members of most organisations will have IT…

Share your Vault Settings

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could share your Vault searches with other users, and also make sure you have a backup copy so that if your PC blows up, or after an upgrade you still have your default settings. Well Doug Redmond has been working on this very thing, enter Project Thunderdome. This nifty…