Autodesk Inventor® 11 Content Center Installation Guide Understanding Inventor Content Center Dynamics

The Autodesk® Data Management Server manages Content Center libraries for Autodesk Inventor and Vault databases for Autodesk Vault and Productstream. Content Center libraries require the Autodesk® Data Management Server. Before installing Autodesk Inventor and the Content Center libraries, determine the installation scenario best suited for your company. Consider whether installing Content Center libraries and the Autodesk Data Management Server on a central server is a solution for your company's needs. Content Center libraries installed on a central server can be shared with users using Autodesk Inventor 11 on their local machine. This is especially useful if you work on projects requiring you to create custom libraries. It minimizes space requirements on the local computers. Autodesk Data Management Server requires Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) for anything more than a single-user installation. Before the server is installed, a check is performed to verify the presence of IIS. If you are installing the libraries locally, the Autodesk Web Server is installed if IIS is not available or installed.

Installing the server and client components for a design team
Workflow overview: Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Install the Content Center libraries and the Autodesk Data Management Server on a central server. Install Autodesk Inventor 11 on the local computers. Configure a shared project (.ipj) file for each of the local computers. Create Content Center Editor user accounts in Autodesk Vault Manager for those requiring editing permissions. Communicate user account information and the Login procedure to each member in the team.

Step 1
Install Content Center libraries and the Autodesk® Data Management Server on a shared remote server: 1. Install the Web server, Internet Information Services (IIS), on the remote server. IIS must be installed on the computer before you install Autodesk® Data Management Server. For installation details, see the Autodesk Data Management Server Implementation Guide. 2. During installation, in the Autodesk Inventor and Data Management Solutions dialog box, clear the check box, “I would like to install Autodesk Vault on this machine.” Typically, you install Autodesk Vault on the local (client) computers. 3. In the Describe your working environment dialog, select the check box for “I want to make this computer my ADMS server.”

In the Ready to Install Application dialog. .Autodesk Inventor® 11 4. and you are disconnected from the company's network. To use Autodesk Vault to manage your CAD data. 2. Log into the Autodesk Data Management Server: File > Data Management Server > Log In. In the Customize your install dialog. in the Autodesk Inventor and Data Management Solutions dialog. so that you can continue to access Content Center data. during installation.” 2. Step 2 Install the Client components and configure the local computers to access the libraries on the shared remote server.” In response to “I need to be able to use Inventor while disconnected from my company’s network. a. b. click Next to Install Autodesk Inventor 11. 3. Content Center libraries are also installed on the user’s computer if you choose this option. 1. In the Ready to Install Application dialog. Autodesk Web Service (if IIS is not on your local drive) are installed so that the user can continue to access the Content Center libraries when not connected to the company’s server. NOTE: It is recommended that you work as a Read-Only Content Center user when you are not working in your multi-user environment. no password is required). In Autodesk Inventor. ADMS and Content Center libraries will also be installed on this computer:” • Select the check box if the user must access the Content Center libraries when not connected to the company's server. 5. In the Describe your working environment dialog. Password: Enter the password (by default. select the check box for “I work as a part of a multi-user team. select the check box for “I would like to install Autodesk Vault on this machine. Start Autodesk Inventor on each of the local computers. • Leave the check box cleared if the user is working in a shared environment accessing the Content Center libraries from a central server. cancel the selection of Autodesk Inventor if you do not plan to use Autodesk Inventor on this system. User name: Enter the user name for an administrator account (the default administrator account is “Administrator”). log into the Autodesk Data Management Server as localhost for the server. click Next to install the applications you selected. and does not need to access the Content Center libraries when not connected to the Company's server. Step 3 Configure the local computers: 1.

and the Content Center libraries on your local system. Autodesk Data Management Server. The default is “Vault. select the check box for “I work as a stand-alone user. In the Project dialog box.111.111) MyRemoteServer 3. create user accounts for anyone requiring editing permissions. Content Center library files are copied to this location when you access and edit a standard part. Specify a path to the root folder for the Content Center library files used by the current project for Content Center files in the Project dialog box.com). select the check box. “I would like to install Autodesk Vault on this machine. 4.111. 2.” if you plan to use Autodesk Vault to manage your CAD data. To install Content Center and all the libraries on the same workstation 1. in the Autodesk Inventor and Data Management Solutions dialog. click Next to Install Autodesk Inventor 11. Click Save. Specify the path to the network location on each of the local machines if you want each user to automatically get the most recent library content. Working as a single user A single user can install and run Content Center and the libraries on the same workstation. click Folder Options. Step 4 Create accounts for Content Center Editors and Administrators.Autodesk Inventor® 11 c. For example: • OR • OR • • The full computer name for your network domain (for example. Database: Enter the name of a Vault database located on the specified server. . Communicate user account information and the Log In procedure to each member in the team. pcname.autodesk. During installation.xyz.” 3. In the Describe your working environment dialog.” The IP address (for example: 141. • • In Autodesk Vault Manager. Server: Enter the name of the computer on which the Autodesk Data Management Server is installed. In the Ready to Install Application dialog.

For sites where every user has exactly the same configuration This applies to all license types. Remove Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (AUTODESKVAULT). 3.Autodesk Inventor® 11 Note: Whenever you ugrade from a previous version of Autodesk Vault Data Management Server to a new server build: 1. Remove "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\VaultServer" folder. An additional 1GB of temp space is required for installation or maintenance operations on the database.0" folder if it exists. 2. 1. 5. www. 2. Remove Autodesk Data Management Server 5. • Installs in non-silentmode. Remove "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Data Management Server 5. select Network Deployment and proceed with installation. System requirements Approximately 1. On the Autodesk Inventor installation CD-ROM. This image is suitable for push-installs to client workstations. You can build a deployment image that: • Installs silently on any system.autodesk. o All options are preset during the process of creating the deployment image.3GB of hard drive space is required when the installation is completed. o The defaults for each option are set to what is selected during the construction of the deployment image.0 4. using Autodesk Vault Manager. Remove "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$AUTODESKVAULT" folder. Remove any Standard Content Libraries Using Autodesk Vault Manager. do the following: 1. To remove all remnants of the Autodesk Vault Data Management Server. o The user cannot change the configuration. Make a backup of your data. 2.com .

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful