As powerEvents is an extension to Vault Applications, the Vault system requirements defined by Autodesk leads.

Operating System: 64-bit only

  • Microsoft Windows 10

  • Microsoft Windows 11

Autodesk Vault Client: 2023 / 2022 / 2021

  • Vault Professional

  • Vault Workgroup

Windows PowerShell: PowerShell 4.0 or higher

powerVault: is installed automatically


The powerEvents 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.

Windows permissions

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


Required Rights


Read, Write and Delete data

Install Locations

powerEvents is installed in the following locations on your system:

  • All program libraries and executable files are placed in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\[Vault Version]\Extensions\powerEvents

  • All event definition files, e.g. scripts and module libraries, are placed in C:\ProgramData\coolOrange\powerEvents

  • The Cmdlets will be installed to C:\Program Files\coolOrange\Modules\powerEvents

Following shared libraries are installed in GAC:

  • coolOrange.logging.dll

  • coolOrange.VaultServices_[Vault Version].dll

Following shortcuts are added in the start menu:

  • powerEvents Configuration - Opens the location for the configuration files

  • powerEvents ISE - Opens the IDE and opens a sample event script

  • powerEvents Information - Opens the About dialog with product related information

  • powerEvents License Information - Opens the License Information dialog to activate the product

  • powerEvents Logs - Opens the log file location


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


When upgrading from versions v23.0.9 or earlier with enabled sample event scripts the sample scripts are automatically reverted to their original state after the update.

To re-enable sample scripts that have been enabled manually on the previous install, move them from %ProgramData%/coolOrange/powerEvents/Events/Disabled to %ProgramData%/coolOrange/powerEvents/Events .


To remove powerEvents from a computer one perform of the following steps :

  • Execute the setup file again. This will give you the option to repair or remove powerEvents. Click on “Remove” to uninstall the program.

  • Go to “Control Panel - Programs and Features”, find “coolOrange powerEvents for Vault” and run “Uninstall”.