Autodesk Vault 2016 Service Pack 1 for Autodesk Vault Basic 2016, Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2016, Autodesk Vault Professional 2016
  November, 2015

Release Notes - Readme file
Autodesk, Inc.

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk Vault 2016 Service Pack 1 (Client) and Autodesk Vault 2016 Service Pack 1 (Server) for Autodesk Vault Basic 2016, Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2016, and Autodesk Vault Professional 2016. The Service Pack fixes or addresses a variety of issues pertaining to those releases. This Service Pack 1 also contains all the previously released Hotfixes.

This README file highlights 
how to download the Service Pack, how to install the Service Pack and what has been fixed.

NOTE: Throughout this Readme document references to Vault 2016 will apply to Autodesk Vault Basic 2016, Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2016 and Autodesk Vault Professional 2016.


          Locate the Autodesk Vault 2016 Service Pack 1 file at:  Autodesk Vault Services & Support



WARNING: Failure to follow these instructions properly may result in unusable sites. This procedure applies to Single Site, Multi Site and Connected Workgroup deployments.

NOTE: Always ensure that a successful backup has been performed before applying this Service Pack.

Client Service Pack 1 Installation - applicable to every Autodesk Vault Client 2016

  1. Run "Autodesk Vault 2016 Service Pack 1 (Client).msp" on the Vault Explorer client to install the Service Pack.
  2. Alternatively, install the Autodesk Vault 2016 Service Pack 1 update on the Vault Explorer client using Autodesk Application Manager.

Server Service Pack 1 Installation - applied to every Autodesk Data Management Server (ADMS)

  1. Open the ADMS Console.
  2. Make sure all databases are fully migrated to the latest version.
  3. Close the ADMS Console application.
  4. Restart the web service by typing 'iisreset' at the command prompt.
  5. Run “Autodesk Vault 2016 Service Pack 1 (Server).msp” on the ADMS server to install the Service Pack.
  6. Repeat the preceding steps for every ADMS server.

Database Update - applied ONCE from one Autodesk Data Management Server (ADMS) instance as specified.

WARNING: DO NOT PROCEED until Service Pack 1 has been successfully applied on ALL ADMS and AVFS servers.

  1. Use the appropriate server and ADMS Console application.
  2. Restart the web service by typing 'iisreset' at the command prompt.
  3. Open the ADMS Console and perform the database migration.
  4. If necessary, attach any previously detached databases and allow the migration to complete.
NOTE: On Connected Workgroup environments, the SQL snapshot agent may not handle generating the initial snapshot. If this occurs, restart the SQL snapshot agent. 


  1. When "Include Plot Stamp" or "Watermark" is turned on for a plot, the resulting plot would not contain relative path xrefs.
  2. Document Change State has been updated to apply to revision specific children instead of the latest children.
  3. Certain characters in a path (ex. apostrophe or ampersand) would cause Copy Design to fail with the message, "Illegal characters in path".
  4. Autodesk Exchange Apps were not loading properly with Vault Basic.
  5. Creating a new lifecycle state using an ampersand would result in error 1420, "Could Not Retrieve Watermark Definition" when accessing Vault Settings.
  6. An enhancement to support more plotters.
  7. Resolved some files not having their properties synchronized when using Job Processor.
  8. An enhancement to the Reference Repair Utility for databases experiencing "Unspecified error” messages.
  9. Document Change State has been updated to apply to revision specific children instead of the latest children.
  10. After performing a search in Vault Explorer, clicking and dragging a file in the search results could cause the file to move to the folder that the search was performed from.
  11. Using Dynamic Blocks in an AutoCAD DWG would result in property extraction for only one block. Other blocks would not be available for property mapping.
  12. Performance improvement when making a lifecycle state change.
  13. When a User Defined Property has "Initial Value", Copy Design action rules would fail.
  14. Inventor formula in custom property would be lost after copying part using Copy Design.
AutoCAD Add-In
  1. AutoCAD DWGs that are saved to Vault using a legacy file format could become corrupted when performing an Open from Vault.
Inventor Add-In
  1. Logging into Vault from Inventor as a "Content Center library read only user" would result in an object reference error message.
  2. Mishandling of calls would result in incorrect "Inventor Apprentice failed to load..." messages. This would occur after workflows such as file renaming then a 'Get' or 'Check Out' operation.
  3. Performance enhancement for performing an Open from Vault from Inventor when Release Bias is selected.
  4. When performing multiple Open from Vault operations in Inventor, the list of files would always reset to the top of the list instead of presenting the last position in the list.
  5. Some BOM data was incorrect when checking in an Inventor assembly and the LOD is not the Master view.
Revit Add-In:
  1. Revit Vault add in update to allow saving a file when linked to another, checked out file in Vault.
  2. Solved a Revit add in issue where linked projects could overwrite user changes.
  1. When selecting historical revisions of Items, the vertical property pane was not updating to display properties for the current revision selection.
  2. In some cases, BOM data is not preserved properly resulting in an “Unknown Server Error” during check in or result in an Item update failure.
  3. In certain circumstances, while it is possible to go to an Item from a file, the Item cannot be found in an Item search or may not be listed in the Items details pane.
    1. NOTE: Once this update is applied, the affected Item must be edited and saved to completely resolve this issue.
  4. Exporting a Vault configuration, when Category rules for file and item exists with the same name, would result in a message containing, "An error occurred when applying configuration".
  5. This update includes the Vault Configuration Administrator which enables setting the File Item link Behavior to always create a standard component link for each sub-component created using the Assign/Update Item command. See the installation instructions for usage.
  6. An Item BOM display performance enhancement for Items containing many duplicate child Items.
  7. During Item creation, switching the numbering scheme could result in a CER.
Thin Client:
  1. The Autodesk Thin Client preview would fail to open for certain databases.
  2. The Autodesk Thin Client could not connect to ADMS using https if the http binding had been removed.
  3. Attempting to download large files using the Autodesk Thin Client would fail with an arithmetic over flow exception.
  4. For files that have multiple design visualization files attached via API, some DWFs could not be previewed in the Thin Client.
Task Scheduler:
  1. Performing a file migration in Task Scheduler would not correctly migrate all files.
CER (Crash Error Reports):
  1. Resolved Inventor CERs during the loading and unloading of the Vault add-in.
  2. Enhancements to avoid CERs for some Vault add-in startup crashes.
  3. Additional enhancements to avoid more general CERs.
Vault Configuration Administrator:

The Vault Configuration Administrator is now able to set the File Item link Behavior to always create a standard component link for each sub-component created using the Assign/Update Item command.

  1. Administrator may run the utility and set the option to always create standard component links for NEW sub-component during the Assign/Update item process.
  2. As a result of this configuration change, Assign/Update Item command will set all NEW sub-component links to be standard component links. The resulting link behavior will be the same as standard component link. Assign/Update Item will NOT update existing sub-component links.
  3. All NEW sub-component links will NOT honor the auto-select first duplicates flag.
  4. Vault Configuration Administrators may enable this configuration change by running a utility (via command line, no User Interface) and passing the proper arguments such as Vault Server Name, Vault name, Administrator ID (sa), etc. There will be no end-user level configuration setting to allow individual users to overwrite the Administrative setting (e.g. this is a Global Vault environment setting).
  5. To enable this configuration change:
    1. Download the configuration change utility provided with this cumulative hotfix.
    2. Unzip the configuration change files into a Vault Server local drive.
    3. Browse to the 'SetCreateStdComponentLinkSwitch' folder to find the 'fix.bat' script.
    4. Open the 'fix.bat' configuration script to configure the parameters according to your Vault environment.
    5. Execute the 'fix.bat' configuration script to set the designated server flag.
    6. To undo this change, repeat the above steps using the 'RemoveCreateStdComponentLinksSwitch' files provided with this Service Pack.
  6. In replicated Vault environments, run the configuration change script on the Publisher only. Running it on Subscribers may cause conflicts.


  1. Autodesk Vault Basic 2016 Service Pack 0
  2. Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2016 Service Pack 0
  3. Autodesk Vault Professional 2016 Service Pack 0
  1. Autodesk Vault Data Management Server 2016 Service Pack 0 (Basic)
  2. Autodesk Vault Data Management Server 2016 Service Pack 0 (Workgroup)
  3. Autodesk Vault Data Management Server 2016 Service Pack 0 (Professional)

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