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    By Chris Turner

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    Following on from my last blog post discussing Vault 2018 PDF creation. I wanted to highlight the ability to customise the names of PDFs created by the Job Processor when a file is transitioned to the "Released" lifecycle state.

    The setup is simple. All you need to do is use a text editor, such as Notepad, to open and edit the “JobProcessor.exe.config” file. This can be found in the Vault Professional 2018\Explorer installation folder. On my server it’s located in the “C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Vault Professional 2018\Explorer” folder.

    Ensure that you make a backup of the file first!

    Once you have the file open, under the <appSettings> section after the (<add key="TrueViewDwfPublishCount" value="500"/>) line, add you own "Key" describing what you would like to add to the filename.

    You can now customise the PDF name. In my case I added the Prefix “CADLINE-“ to all my 2D PDF’s drawings and removed the .DWG from the filename.

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    The results

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    For full details on the possible variations you have, take a look at this great blog post from Brian Schanen at Autodesk: -

    http://underthehood-autodesk.typepad.com/blog/2017/07/renaming-pdf-files-in-detail.html

    This one also on configuring the PDF creation: -

    http://underthehood-autodesk.typepad.com/blog/2017/04/it-is-all-about-the-pdf.html