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  • © 2018 Autodesk, Inc.

    Autodesk Vault Data Standard 2020.2.1 – Updates | Migration

    Markus Koechl

    Solutions Engineer PDM|PLM – Autodesk Central Europe

  • Agenda

    ▪ Updates – Improvements and Changes

    ▪ Editing Custom Configurations – Visual Studio Project Template “Quickstart”

    ▪ Migrating Custom Configurations 2019 – 2020

    ▪ Minimum Updates

    ▪ Recommended Updates

  • Updates improvements and changes

  • Updates and Changes | Overview

    Configuration update required – otherwise, your configuration will not run

    Configuration enhancement required to support new feature(s)

    Configuration update recommended to improve product behavior and performance

    Configuration update recommended to improve or simplify code

    Does your custom 2019 configuration require edits for 2020.x.x?

    2020 2020.1 2020.2 2020.2.1

    New Release -- -- --

    Multi-Lang Switch -- -- --

    CAD Dialog – Dynamic Sizing -- -- --

    Navigate to migration details by clicking the symbol in the table

  • Updates and Changes

    ▪ Inventor

    ▪ Copy/Replace incl. Drawing – Data imported by Autoloader

    ▪ Support migrated templates including property F(x) function definitions

    ▪ Support VDS Save As on non-saved Inventor Drawings

    ▪ Suppress VDS on save for imported files

    ▪ Applies to Import Option “Reduced Memory Mode” enabled/disabled

    ▪ AutoCAD

    ▪ Date only support

    ▪ Note – Include file property in

    templates

    Focus on quality and data related issues

  • Updates and Changes

    ▪ Vault

    ▪ CAD-BOM – Support for log off/in workflows

    ▪ Validation improvement for UDP with constraints of list values and requires value = true

    ▪ Custom Tabs – Solved issues for “SelectionChanged” event handlers

    ▪ Support “.” in folder names

    ▪ Support Client language switch (2020)

    ▪ Support Multi-Language labeling for property names (UDP) (2020.2) – Go to Slide 13

    ▪ Updated and Extended Help Documentation

    ▪ Enhance Category Switch for “New Standard File” workflows (2020.2)

    ▪ Remove properties not assigned to the active category on close (Create Mode)

    ▪ CAD Dialogs – Support for long numbering schemes and deep folder structure (2020.2.1) – Go to Slide

    Focus on quality and data related issues

  • Editing Custom Configurations Visual Studio Project Template “Quickstart”

  • VDS 2020 Configuration Editor

    ▪ Updated Editor Template

    ▪ Basic Project including required references

    ▪ ALT key + Drag&Drop configuration files

    ▪ Add to VS Project Templates

    ▪ Updated GitHub Repository – https://github.com/koechlm/VDS-Configuration-Editor

    ▪ Including script samples and snippets

    Updated Project Template | Updated GitHub Repository

    https://github.com/koechlm/VDS-Configuration-Editor

  • Migrating Custom Configurations minimum updates

  • Important

    ▪ This slide deck covers migration from 2019 to 2020 release only

    ▪ Older configurations 2016 – 2018 require additional steps documented in:

    Incremental documentation

  • Minimum Updates

    ▪ Align Version

    ▪ Find / Replace \Vault 2019\ by \Vault 2020\

    ▪ All files of solution

    ▪ [Shortcut Implementation]

    ▪ Replace path segment 1_16_2018 by 1_7_2019

    Apply to Default based and Quickstart Sample based configurations

  • Minimum Updates

    ▪ New Numbering Scheme Options

    ▪ Align new API service

    ▪ .\CAD\addins\Default.ps1

    ▪ .\Vault\addinVault\Default.ps1

    Apply to Default based and Quickstart Sample based configurations

  • Minimum Updates | Dynamic Grid

    ▪ Additional attribute for Label column

    Solves combo box constraints and selection update

    ▪ .\CAD\Configuration\*.XAML

    ▪ .\Vault\Configuration\*.XAML (Note – Data Sheets don’t require this attribute)

    Applies to Default based and Quickstart Sample based configurations

  • Minimum Updates | Multi-Language Switch

    ▪ Scenario

    ▪ ADMS and Vault language = English

    ▪ Internationally distributed Vault clients applied individual country’s language pack as available

    ▪ VDS configuration adjustments need to reflect

    1. Static language of database

    2. Flexible adaption of client UI language

    Applies to clients using language packs working on single central server

  • Minimum Updates | Multi-Language Switch 1/4

    Set DB Language to Static Value

    ▪ DSLanguages.xml

    Applies to clients using language packs working on single central server

  • Minimum Updates | Multi-Language Switch 2/4

    Adjust Category Names According to Behavior Names of your Vault

    ▪ .\en-US\UIString.xml

    ▪ Category Names = Names in Vault Behavior Configuration

    ▪ Labeling = English

    ▪ .\non-EN locals\UIString.xml

    ▪ Category Names = Names in Vault

    ▪ Labeling = Localized

    Replace Localized by English labels

    Applies to clients using language packs working on single central server

    Replace Localized

    Category Names

  • Minimum Updates | Multi-Language Switch 3/4

    Update XAML Definition of Dynamic Grids to enable Labeling in Property Column

    ▪ 2020 and before used VDS property “Name” = Vault Property Name

    ▪ 2020.2 and later use VDS property DispName = Override or Property Name

    ▪ Labeling allows override of VDS property “DispName” only

    Replace all definitions for Dynamic Grids to enable labeling

    Applies to clients using language packs working on single central server

  • Minimum Updates | Multi-Language Switch 4/4

    Update Display Order/Filtering in VaultDynamicProperties.xml

    ▪ Create file for

    ▪ All Categories

    ▪ All Language Packs / Clients

    All localized labels add per category

    Applies to clients using language packs working on single central server

  • Minimum Update | CAD Dialogs

    ▪ 2020.2.1 Updated XAML files

    ▪ AutoCAD.xaml

    ▪ AutoCAD_Vanilla.xaml

    ▪ Inventor.xaml

    ▪ SaveCopyAs.xaml

    Both controls require to gain space dynamically

    Wrap-Panel for Folder Breadcrumb

    Column Width for Numbering Ctrl

    2020.2.1 dynamically resizes while keeping width ratio for columns

    Resolving Folder Breadcrumb and Numbering Ctrl Interdependency

  • Minimum Update | CAD Dialogs – 1/3 Required Changes for AutoCAD.xaml | Inventor.xaml | SaveCopyAs.xaml

  • Minimum Update | CAD Dialogs – 2/3 Required Changes for AutoCAD.xaml | Inventor.xaml | SaveCopyAs.xaml

  • Minimum Update | CAD Dialogs – 3/3 Required Changes for AutoCAD.xaml | Inventor.xaml | SaveCopyAs.xaml

  • Migrating Custom Configurations recommended updates

  • Recommended Updates | Inventor CFG

    ▪ Add property Sending System to Inventor.cfg

    Suppress VDS on save

  • Recommended Updates | Default.ps1 for Vault

    1. Update function “InitializeNumSchm”

    Improve Numbering Scheme – Category Link

  • Recommended Updates | Default.ps1 for Vault

    2. Update function “GetNumSchms”

    Improve Numbering Scheme – Category Link

  • Recommended Updates | Default.ps1 for CAD

    1. Update function “InitializeNumSchm”

    Improve Numbering Scheme – Category Link

  • Recommended Updates | Default.ps1 for CAD

    2. Update function “GetNumSchms”

    Improve Numbering Scheme – Category Link

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    © 2018 Autodesk. All rights reserved.

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