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Autodesk University 2017

IM118897 - Managing Your Properties with Vault Professional

Session Description

This class will look at properties in Vault Professional data management software, both system and user defined. We'll explore where to access them, how to create mappings to your CAD files, and how to use that information in Vault software or on your CAD files themselves. I will use examples from my own Vault setup to show the power of property data and how to use it. Examples will include property mapping to both files and items. Come to this class to start thinking about how these might help you in your Vault setup.


Session Speakers
  • Chris Benner - Michigan, Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing, Inc.

    I am the CAD department supervisor at Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing in St. Louis, Michigan. I have been working as a mechanical designer and drafter for more than 20 years, using Autodesk, Inc., products for the majority of that time. For the last several years, I have been the lead CAD technician and Vault software administrator at Powell Fab. I have been implementing changes to the company’s document management procedures using Vault Professional software as the main system for life cycle and revision control, and have implimented engineering change orders to control all drawing changes. I was inducted in the first class of Autodesk Expert Elites for my activity on the Autodesk discussion forums and social media, and for my CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds blog. I've spoken at Autodesk University 3 times, including a trip to Moscow in 2014 to speak at AU Russia. My specialties are Inventor Tube & Pipe and Frame Generator, Content Center and Vault Professional.

  • Mike Thomas - Technical Services Manager, Prairie Machine & Parts Mfg

    Mike spent the first 12-years of his career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During his travels, he was very fortunate to help solve many issues utilizing Autodesk software. Mike has been using AutoCAD since r13, cut his solid modeling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and has been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor. Data Management has always been a big part of his professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault. Now he is the Technical Services Manager at Prairie Machine & Parts Mfg (www.pmparts.com) a mining equipment manufacturer. Reporting to the general manager, Mike is responsible for overseeing the company's technical operations and the strategic technical growth. His primary duties include the ongoing support of critical computer systems and programs and the interactions between departments.

Additional Information
Learn where to find properties in Vault
Learn the difference between system- and user-defined properties
Learn how to map properties to and from your CAD files
Learn how to display the values of mapped properties
Instructional Demo
Intermediate
Familiarity with Vault Products, and administrative roles.
CAD Manager, Project Manager
Vault Administrators and power users.
CAD Management and IT, PLM and Data Management
Vault Collaboration, Vault Professional, Vault Workgroup
Industrial Machinery
Going beyond software basics
Project Execution
CAD Management, Data Management, Product Lifecycle Management
None
1h 30m
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