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Jonathan D. Kriek

Jonathan Kriek is a Manufacturing Solutions Engineer based out of Dallas, Texas. His passion is providing solutions that automate repetitive tasks and integrate company processes in order to increase productivity, reduce design time, and decrease time to market. With over a decade in the manufacturing industry as well as implementing Product Data Management (PDM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Automation solutions he possesses a keen insight into what goes into improving the enterprise.

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Configure Open File Behaviors - New in Autodesk Vault 2016

by Jonathan D. Kriek on May 29, 2015

A fair amount of users most likely have more than a couple versions of AutoCAD and/or Inventor installed on their system. This may be due to testing the latest version, while production requires the previous or having other business system requirements that force them to retain an older version.  

My reasons are simple - providing all inclusive support to our customers by being able to troubleshoot multiple versions simultaneously. But regardless of why the fact remains that by default until now Autodesk Vault used MS Windows settings for determining which [version of a] program to open for a given file type (except 2015R2 for subscription customers which includes some early 2016 functionality).

Autodesk Vault 2016 now gives you greater flexibility in choosing which version of your Autodesk software to open.

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Topics: New Features, v2016, Autodesk Vault

Autodesk PLM 360: The Scripting Librarian

by Jonathan D. Kriek on May 11, 2015

Library scripts are designed to enable reuse of code and eliminate repetitive programming tasks. Today we'll look at creating a library script to notify all users of a group without specifying each user or email address, creating a new item in a separate work space using out of the box library scripts, and then creating a new task for that item - all wrapped up in a single action script.

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Topics: Automation, Autodesk PLM 360, Scripting

Roll Back File Lifecycle State in Autodesk Vault 2016

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Apr 27, 2015


Back in January of this year I received an email from KETIV's Mike Carlson (who was in the Vault 2016 Beta) saying:

"You can roll back a revision!"

We both got pretty excited to say the least and I immediately jumped in the beta to see it, but now I am pleased to confirm with the official release that Autodesk has indeed made it possible. By rolling back the lifecycle you effectively roll back the revision of the file as well - with a few rules of course.

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Topics: New Features, v2016, Autodesk Vault

Copy Parameters to User Parameters Quickly with Autodesk Inventor 2016

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Apr 16, 2015


Inventor 2016 has a host of amazing new features and improvements (387 to be exact), but often some of the most useful additions are overlooked due to thier small scope. Today we'll look at one feature that you asked for and has finally been added to Inventor!

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, New Features, v2016

Capture Autodesk Inventor Version in an iProperty with iLogic

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Mar 23, 2015


This is Jonathan Kriek for KETIV. I work daily with customers to help them achieve their goals within the PDM, PLM, and automation spaces. A particular passion of mine over the last 17 years has been developing solutions that help automate everyday repetitive tasks. Naturally this overflowed into the design and engineering realm, specifically for Autodesk software. I was overjoyed when I was asked to write for this blog, because if I'm honest, I can talk about this stuff till the cows come home ;)

With the introductions out of the way, let's get to today's topic!


Today I'll be showing you how to capture the Inventor Version reserved property that you see in Windows and put it into a iProperty where you can actually use it.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Automation, iLogic, v2015

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