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Autodesk Vault 2018.2 Update

A new update for Vault 2018.2 is here and it 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.

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 and 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.

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.

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.

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.

PDF Publishing Enhancements

Customize PDF file names using the parent files UDP values.

Key Result
<add key=”DesignRepresentation.Naming” value=”\.(idw)$/&lt;_name_&gt;&lt;Revision&gt;”/> FlowerB.pdf where Revision=B
<add key=”DesignRepresentation.Naming” value=”\.(idw)$/&lt;_name_ &gt;&lt;Provider&gt;”/>


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.

For any further information about this update or any Vault Products, contact our Technical Team by clicking below!

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Tags: Vault, Vault Professional, Product Updates, Autodesk Products

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