AdministrationConfiguring the Revision Table integration begins in Vault. Log in with Administrative rights, and go to Tools > Administration > Vault Settings > Behaviours TAB. In the Properties area, click Revision Table. If you haven't set up Revision Tables, you will be met with an initially collapsed dialogue box. Check the box to Enable Revision Table Control.
The dialogue box transforms into a new window, and a prompt comes up. For the interim, click Yes to accept the default values, you can always modify them later.
Now, the next dialogue box is a glimpse into the mapping of Vault intrinsic (system) properties that will be directly mapped to the Revision Table. Toward the bottom of the dialogue are options to limit the row count, etc.
Click OK, and your work in Vault is done, time to apply this in Inventor or AutoCAD.
ApplicationNow it is time to use the Revision Table on a drawing. The example below is done using Inventor, however AutoCAD follows a very similar process. Open an Inventor idw or dwg that is under Revision management, then go to the Annotate ribbon, select the Vault Revision feature.
Place the Revision Table on the drawing, which will reflect the up-to-date information from Vault. To finish Save, Check In and repeat for all drawings.
The Vault family 2012 takes Revision management further by integrating with core CAD functionality, reducing manual efforts by drafters and designers.
This is an extract from the Under the Hood, Manufacturing Community Blog