When working with Vault sometimes the login add-in can go missing from the application. This can be from not having sufficient permission rights set from your IT to Antivirus, and Spyware programs. Most of the Add-Ins from Autodesk Products will all get loaded from the computers Registry during the launch of the product.
Today we will look at the Vault Add-in from Inventor, AutoCAD and Office and I will show you the easiest and quickest way to log back in if the add-in goes missing.
When you open Inventor 2012, you notice that the Vault Add-in is missing.
First click on Tools > Add-Ins under the Inventor Panel Bar, this will load the Add-In Manager 2012 for Inventor 2012. Under the Applications Tab make sure Inventor Vault is Loaded / Unloaded and Load Automatically are both checked. If they are not checked go ahead and check them off and click OK.
You should now see the Vault add-in in Inventor's Panel.
In previous versions of Inventor if you notice that the Vault Add-in is there in the panel but cannot see Log in, Log Out, Open, or Place from Vault the EDM Add-In could be unchecked. Click on Tools Add-Ins and right click anywhere in the Add-In Manager and click on Show Hidden Members. Now you should see EDM Addin make sure this add-in is checked on Loaded/Unloaded and Load Automatically. Default in Inventor 2012 the EDM Add-In is set to Loaded once the Vault Client gets installed.
To get the Vault Add-In in AutoCAD to work is a bit different than Inventor. When you open AutoCAD you notice that the Vault tab is missing. Type in menuload in the AutoCAD Command Prompt, this will load the Load/Unload Customizations.
Scroll down in the list and you should see VAULT listed in the Loaded Customization Groups if you do not see it listed here click on Browse and browse to the AutoCAD Support Folder and select VaAC.cuix and click on Load. This will load the Vault Add-In into AutoCAD 2012.
This fix can be applied to Previous versions of AutoCAD as well.
The Default location where the Vault Add-In gets installed is
C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD <version> 2012\R18.2\enu\Support
C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\Autodesk\Autocad <Version> 2012\R18.2\enu\Support
Microsoft Office 2010
*NOTE: Currently there is a limitation with Office 2010 64bit and Vault 2012. Vault 2012 Add-In can only work with Office 2010 32bit ONLY and Office 2003, and 2007.
If you open Word or Excel and you notice the Vault tab missing and you are aware of the requirements then please try the following:
Click on File > Options > Add-Ins and make sure the Vault Add-In Is enabled.
If you are using Vault 2011 and Office 2010 you will need to install the following Hotfix to use Vault with Office 2010.
Still Cannot Log into Vault or Check In
If in Inventor you notice that the Vault Add-in or EDM Add-in is not listed and in AutoCAD you noticed that you are missing the VaAC.cuix file you can install the Add-in the following way:
Click On Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features and click on Autodesk Vault <Version> 2012 (Client) and click on Uninstall / Change
Click on Start > Control Panel > Add Remove Programs and click on Autodesk Vault <Version> 2012 (Client) and click on Change / Uninstall
This will load the Autodesk Setup Screen for the Vault Client. Once loaded click on Add / Remove Features
As you can see the AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 and Inventor 2012 Add-Ins are not installed. Go ahead and check both off and click on Update.
Now when you go into AutoCAD, Inventor, Or Office you should be able to stay connected with Vault.