Work with AutoCAD Electrical 2015 in Autodesk Vault

29 Dec, 2014 By: Alex Karan

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Learn the ins and outs of using AutoCAD Electrical in the Autodesk Vault environment.

Editor's note: This tutorial courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies.

Before starting use of AutoCAD Electrical in the Autodesk Vault environment, make sure that you know the name and location of the Vault working folder. (They are usually determined and enforced by the Autodesk Vault Administrator.) You can see the name and location of the working folder by right-clicking in Vault Explorer on the “Project Explorer ($)” entry and then selecting “Details.”

Files and folder structure created in the working folder will be mirrored to the Vault database during file check-in operations. Files and folder structure will be mirrored to the working folder from the Vault database during file check-out operations. Any work completed with files using AutoCAD Electrical will occur in the working folder.


Electrical Design Project for a Shared Multi-User Environment

In the Electrical Design environment, if working on a project in the shared multi-user environment, the AutoCAD Electrical with Autodesk Vault environment is the best solution.

Start AutoCAD Electrical, select the Vault Ribbon tab, and click the “Log In” button. After filling in your user name and password, select the “Automatically log in next session” option so that every time you start AutoCAD Electrical, Vault automatically logs in for you. This can also be secured using your Windows profile and password (Active Directory).

AutoCAD Electrical working with Vault functionality (File Status, Check In, Check Out, Refresh, etc.) is available on the AutoCAD Electrical Project Manager palette.

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Re: Work with AutoCAD Electrical 2015 in Autodesk Vaul...
by: Peter C
January 7, 2015 - 5:46pm
Nice article, thanks, but the heading "Electrical Design Project for a Shared Multi-User Environment" is a bit misleading since the article only discusses the single-user environment. The Vault working folder is shown as c:\Demo - which is not a shared location for all AutoCAD Electrical users. Perhaps a follow-up article showing how to set up a shared working-folder location would be useful.
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