Autodesk Data Management
Enhance your Autodesk Vault processes
Automate and delegate repetitive tasks to the Vault Job Processor – Enhance your Vault workflows with custom actions and checks.
When it comes to automate and delegate work to a dedicated machine, powerJobs is the Vault Job Processor extension you need.
Do you like to enhance your Vault workflows? Then powerEvents will let you consume all the power of Vault in a simple way.
powerJobs makes it possible to create custom jobs via a simple scripting language. No need for high-end development skills. It comes with ready to use samples for the most common use cases, such as publishing to other file formats, sending email notifications and printing.
Publish PDF, DXF, DWG and other formats
automatically on lifecycle transitions
Just release your CAD models and let powerJobs create a PDF, DXF, DWG and other format for you. Have those files stored inside Vault, on a network share, FTP, Cloud, or any other location.
You have particular requirements, like watermark, publishing just specific views or layers, and the like? No problem, just change the script to suit your needs.
Email notification on given events
Inform your purchase department or other people in your organisation that a new version of a drawing, item or bill of material have been released.
Have powerJobs send emails to your peers, on given Vault actions, with custom content, automatically.
Print all the drawings of an assembly or bill of material, in the right format, to the right printer, at the right department.
If printing paper is still your thing, then don’t spend valuable time in doing it manually. Have powerJobs print the drawings for you, on the server, so that you can carry on with your important work.
When powerJobs was designed, different customer situations were always kept in mind. It was decided not to limit powerJobs to settings in a configuration file, but instead a simple and widely used scripting language was sought.
Windows PowerShell was the choice – it is widely used by IT people, it is simple and powerful, and it is a Microsoft language, and supported by all Microsoft operating systems.
With powerJobs, you get a list of preconfigured, working, sample jobs, which can be used as they are, or can be modified and extended.
Would like to add more control to lifecycle transitions? Or perform an action on specific check-in/out operations, or other Vault actions? It has been possible to customise Vault for many years, but this was limited to developers. powerEvents makes it now easy to add custom logic via the Windows PowerShell scripting language, so that you can make your Vault work the way you want.
Control your lifecycle transitions
Vault gives you several settings to be configured in the admin panel, in order to control who can move the file, item, change order, to a given state. However, you can’t go beyond those settings. With powerEvents you can.
You can check the value of a property, and so preventing the release of a file when some properties contain words like “test” or the like.
You can apply advanced checks, and so implement a 4-eye release mechanism, so that files or items must be checked by two different persons.
In combination with powerGate, you can check whether the part number is valid within your ERP system and so prevent releasing files with wrong part numbers.
Did you know that Vault can execute custom actions on lifecycle transitions, check-in/-out, and other events? powerEvents makes this accessible to everyone via scripting.
powerEvents can help you by controlling the way jobs are queue, by queueing the right job for the right file, item or change order, with the right priority, and a meaningful description.
It can also automate working steps, like creating links between files, items and change orders, or moving or renaming them, or any other Vault action.
In combination with powerGate, it may sync the state of items between Vault and your ERP, or other similar actions.
powerEvents has only been available since 2016, but already has many satisfied customers, as it finally empowered them to bring their Vault to the next level.
The simplicity of the Windows PowerShell makes it possible to both control whether a Vault event is executed, and to perform actions before/after the event.
With powerEvents, you can finally enhance the Vault workflows the way you like and bring more control and automated actions to your daily work.
powerGate allows you to create and update items in the ERP system, from within Vault and CAD. It transfers your engineering BOM. It shares PDFs to purchase. It can be tailored to behave the way you want, and do what you want.
Sync items with your ERP
No need to switch between applications. Create and update ERP items directly from within Vault.
Extend your Vault client with powerGate. It will show you ERP item information in the context of your Vault file or item. Also, you will be able to create and update ERP items with Vault data, right from with and improve you working performance and experience.
Sync bill of materials with ERP
Getting the BOM in the ERP becomes simple and transparent with powerGate. The BOM transfer dialog gives you insight into the changes you will perform.
Creating a BOM in ERP is simple. Updating an existing BOM might be more complex. The BOM transfer dialog of powerGate, checks the state of all your items, compares the BOM with the ERP BOM and gives you feedback on what will be added, removed or changed. This way, you become aware of the impact of your changes, before they are applied.
With and without Vault items
powerGate can transfer either CAD or Item bills of material. This means you can work with Vault items, but you don’t have to.
If you work with Vault Workgroup or Vault Professional, but don’t want to use items, powerGate leverages the CAD BOM for the transfer to ERP. If you want to use item master in Vault Professional, that is fine as well.
From within Vault and CAD
Create items while you are working in CAD, and use the item number to push file information into your CAD bill of material.
powerGate works hand in hand with Vault Data Standard, which means that communication with the ERP system can happen from within Vault, Inventor or AutoCAD. For instance, when you are saving a new file in Inventor, you can either link it to an existing item or create a new one. Also, you can perform an ERP item search from within your CAD application and insert the item as a virtual component, or part reference. This way, your CAD BOM is complete and correct while you are designing, without needing to leave your CAD application.
A direct integration
powerGate operations are immediate and direct. No need for file sync, no delay, no data redundancy. Once an operation is done, it is DONE! And if not, then you’ll know it right away, and why.
powerGate connects directly with your ERP system. Depending on the ERP system, the way might be different, but the result is the same. In the case of Microsoft Dynamics NAV the communication is via web services, with SAP it is via a REST Gateway, with some systems it might be via .NET or via the database. So far over 20 different ERP systems have been connected via powerGate, so get in touch with us and let’s talk about yours.