Autodesk Vault Autoloader 2008 Readme
April 1, 2007
Release Notes - Readme file
This file contains information that became available prior
to releasing Autodesk Autoloader 2008 or that you may find useful while
using Autodesk Autoloader 2008. If you are experiencing problems not
covered in this Readme, please visit the Autodesk Product Support Web site http://support.autodesk.com, or contact
- To install Autodesk Vault Autoloader:
Autodesk TrueView 2008 is included as part of the Autodesk Vault Autoloader install. In order to publish
dwf files while uploading dwg files TrueView 2008 must be installed.
If during installation you receive this error "1:52:NGEN failed to exit within 10 sec 3:258" please exit the
installation, uninstall TrueView 2007, and restart the Autoloader install.
If you have both TrueView 2007 and TrueView 2008 installed, then uninstall TrueView 2007, you must perform
a repair on the TrueView 2008 install in order to continue pulishing dwf files.
- Download the Autoloader install package to your local disk.
- Unzip the install package to a folder on your local disk.
- Double click setup.exe to run.
- It is highly recommended that you install ADMS hotfix TS1069833. This hotfix corrects a problem with
large Add or Check In operations which may effect Autoloader's ability to add files ot the vault.
32-bit Operating Systems
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (SP4)
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2)
- Microsoft Windows XP Home (SP2) - supported with AWS only
- Microsoft Vista Ultimate
- Microsoft Vista Enterprise
- Microsoft Vista Business
- Microsoft Vista Home Premium - supported with AWS only
- Microsoft Vista Home Basic - supported with AWS only
64-bit Operating Systems
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64 (SP1, SP2)
- Microsoft Vista Ultimate 64
- Microsoft Vista Enterprise 64
- Microsoft Vista Business 64
- Microsoft Vista Home Premium 64 - supported with AWS only
- Microsoft Vista Home Basic 64 - supported with AWS only
Note: For operating systems which are only supported with AWS, IIS must be removed prior to installing Autodesk Data Management Server.
- Pentium 4, Xeon, Athlon 1GHz or better
- 1Gb memory or higher
- 4GB disk space
Note: Please refer to the respective CAD application hardware requirement specifications for any CAD application for use with Autoloader.
Autoloader upload recommendations:
- If autoloading Inventor files and not publishing dwf files, it is recommended to upload in
batches no greater than 30,000 files.
- If autoloading Inventor files and publishing dwf files, it is recommended to upload in
batches no greater than 20,000 files.
- If autoloading AutoCAD or DWG files without publishing dwf, it is recommended to upload in
batches no greater than 50,000 files.
- If autoloading AutoCAD or DWG files and publishing dwf, it is recommended to upload in
batches no greater than 30,000 files.
All estimates assume hotfix TS1069833 is installed on ADMS 2008.
- Autodesk strongly recommends backing up all existing databases and necessary files PRIOR to running
- Autoloader require Inventor 2008 and Vault 2008 or Productstream 2008 based products to be installed
on the system if you wish to use Autoloader to upload Inventor files.
- Autoloader requires that Enforce Unique File Names must be turned off.
- It is recommended that you have as many programs as possible closed when running Autoloader to
avoid memory problems while uploading data.
- It is required that all Inventor files be uploaded into the same folder in the vault. By default this folder
is named Designs, but you may change the name by using the Rename button. You may only change the name
if you have not yet uploaded any files to the Designs folder.
- AutoCAD files may be uploaded to any folder in the vault.
- Inventor 2008 must be the last version of Inventor run prior to running the Autoloader.
- Autoloader copies all files to be uploaded to the vault to a temporary folder on the system
that is running Autoloader. Therefore, enough free space must be available to accommodate the duplication of such files.
If publishing dwf files enough space must also be available to accomodate the dwf files as well.
- Autoloader supports Inventor 5.3 and newer data.
- When using the Autodesk Autoloader with Autodesk Inventor 2008, please note that specific
information about files renamed/moved to different folders in Vault are saved.
If at a later time, such files are opened and saved in versions of Inventor earlier than Inventor 11,
the saved information for the files renamed/moved to the different Vault folder(s) will be lost.
- Autoloader will upload datasets commensurate with the available system memory. It is recommended
that the amount of memory in the system is higher than the total size of the
dataset to be uploaded.
- If Inventor needs to re-register with the operating system while the Autoloader is running,
Inventor's re-registration process may cause Autoloader to close. Be sure to
save all Scan and Upload reports prior to starting Inventor with the Autoloader
- Datasets experiencing issues during the scan and validation step may have the issues resolved by opening
and saving the file in Inventor 2008 before attempting to Autoload the dataset
again. The task scheduler can be used to perform the bulk "open and save"
- The Upload Report generated after files have been uploaded can only be viewed on the machine
with Autoloader installed which created the report.
- The Data Scan & Report export requires Microsoft Excel 2000, or newer, to be installed
on the system.
- Autoloader will not load data created with any beta version of Inventor.
- AutoCAD Electrical files, AutoCAD Mechanical files, and Mechanical Desktop files will all be uploaded to the
vault as vanilla AutoCAD files. This may result in the loss of file relationships in the autoloaded files.
- If you wish to upload data residing on another computer, you
must first map a drive to the location of the data to to be uploaded, before
trying to select the folder in Autoloader. Browsing through the network locations
dialog will not allow you to select the proper folder to upload.
Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Vault, Autodesk Autoloader, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical, Mechanical
Desktop, TrueView, and AutoCAD Electrical are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Autodesk, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
Windows 2000, Windows 2003 server, Windows 2000 server, Windows XP, and Microsoft Vista are
either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.