As powerGate allows to automate data synchronization between Vault and ERP systems, 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

.NET Framework: 4.5 or higher

Windows PowerShell: PowerShell 4.0 or higher

coolOrange powerJobs Client: powerJobs Client gets installed automatically
powerEvents is needed to use the standard integration or to realize custom integrations between Vault Client, Inventor and the ERP system.


The powerGate setup is delivered as an executable and accepts the standard windows installer arguments.
The powerGate setup contains following features, which are installed per default:

To accept the products EULA when starting the setup in silent mode pass the ACCEPT_EULA=1 argument.
To install or deploy the product without Vault Client - ERP integration and without powerJobs Client, pass the VAULT_ERP_INTEGRATION=0 argument:

"\\path\to\networklocation\powerGate23.0_Vault2023.exe" -silent ACCEPT_EULA=1 VAULT_ERP_INTEGRATION=0

Using VAULT_ERP_INTEGRATION=0 is only recommeded when:

  • Upgrading an existing customization from v22.0 or older with an already implemented Vault integration (to avoid duplicate tabs)

  • Only the powerGate Cmdlets or the .NET SDK are required

To upgrade a customized Vault integration from v23.0 or newer it is recommended to disable the scripts that are not in use or that are replaced with customized versions.

Install Locations

powerGate is installed in the following locations on your system:

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

  • All PowerShell scripts and XAML files relevant for the ERP integration are placed in C:\ProgramData\coolOrange\powerEvents

Following shared libraries are installed in GAC:

  • powerGate.Erp.Client.dll

  • coolOrange.Logging.dll

Following shortcuts are added in the start menu:

  • powerGate Console - Opens the PowerShell Console and loads the powerGate module

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

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

  • powerGate Logs - Opens the log file location


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


Upgrading from versions v23.0.8 (or later) that were NOT installed with VAULT_ERP_INTEGRATION=0 have to be upgraded using the same argument.
Otherwise the upgrade will be prevented by the installer and the old version has to be uninstalled before installing the new version.


In case you want to remove powerGate from your computer you can:

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

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