powerjobs_processor:installation

Installation

As powerJobs Processor is an extension to the Vault JobProcessor, the Vault system requirements defined by Autodesk leads.

Operating System: 64-bit only

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Autodesk Vault Client: 2022 / 2021 / 2020

  • Vault Professional
  • Vault Workgroup

Autodesk DWGTrueView: 2022 / 2021 / 2020 (optional)

  • In order to create PDF or other formats out of AutoCAD DWG.

Autodesk Inventor: 2022 / 2021 / 2020 (optional)

  • In order to create PDF or other formats out of Inventor DWG, IDW and the like.

Windows PowerShell: PowerShell 4.0 or higher

coolOrange powerVault: powerVault is installed automatically



Supported CAD Applications:

InventorInventorServerDWGTrueView
202020212022 2012 2021 2022 2020 2021 2022
Vault 2020
Vault 2021
Vault 2022

… Not tested but supported
… Tested and supported


Recommendation

We recommend to install the Vault JobProcessor and powerJobs Processor on a dedicated workstation.
As CAD applications and potentially other applications shall run on such machine, a workstation is more appropriate from a hardware prospective. License for the used applications must be available either as single license or dedicated network license.

The powerJobs Processor setup is delivered as an executable and accepts the standard windows installer arguments documented here.
To accept the products EULA when starting the setup in silent mode pass the ACCEPT_EULA=1 argument.

In order to execute and synchronize the jobs properly, the current windows user needs the following rights on:

Path Required Rights
C:\ProgramData\coolOrange\powerJobsList folder / read data and Read extended attributes
C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\[Vault Version]\Extensions\powerJobs Processor\PowerJobs Processor.vcet.configWrite

After the setup of powerJobs Processor, you have to reset all toolbars. You can do that with clicking on the Tools menupoint in Autodesk Vault and there click on customize. Now you should see all toolbars(Main menu, Help, Standard and son on) and reset every toolbar you have. Now you can see the powerJobs Menu in the standard toolbar. In case any of the toolbars gets visual bugs restart vault after the reset.

powerJobs Processor is installed in the following locations on your system:

  • powerJobs Processor executable and all related files are placed in C:\Program Files\coolOrange\powerJobs Processor
  • powerShell modules and libraries are placed in C:\Program Files\coolOrange\Modules\powerJobs
  • Vault Client- and Job Processor extensions are placed in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\[Vault Version]\Extensions\powerJobs Processor
  • Job definition files (e.g. scripts and modules) are placed in C:\ProgramData\coolOrange\powerJobs

Following shared libraries are installed in GAC:

  • coolOrange.logging.dll
  • coolOrange.VaultServices_[Vault Version].dll

Following shortcuts are added in the start menu:

  • powerJobs Processor - Starts the JobProcessor with extended UI
  • powerJobs Processor Configuration - Opens the location for the configuration files
  • powerJobs Processor ISE - Opens the IDE and opens a sample job
  • powerJobs Processor Information - Opens the About dialog with product related information
  • powerJobs Processor License Information - Opens the License Information dialog to activate the product
  • powerJobs Processor Logs - Opens the log file location

powerJobs Processor sets three environment variables when it's installed. They contain the paths to the jobs and modules folder and the job handler extension's directory

The three environment variables are:

  • POWERJOBS_JOBSDIR
  • POWERJOBS_MODULESDIR
  • POWERJOBS_PROCESSORDIR

To install a newer version of powerJobs Processor just execute the setup file of the new version. This will automatically update the files in the existing installation.

In case you want to remove powerJobs Processor from your computer you can:

  • Execute the setup file again. This will give you the option to repair or remove powerJobs Processor. Click on “Remove” to uninstall the program.
  • Go to “Control Panel - Programs and Features”, find “coolOrange powerJobs Processor for Vault” and run “Uninstall”.