Just after Autodesk University 2013 I got a brand new and shiny HP ZBook 15″ Mobile Workstation. It came pre-installed with Windows 8 which is was very happy with, I know there are still some issues to iron out with Autodesk software and this version of Windows, there are even more with Windows 8.1. Nevertheless, I’m happy to figure those out & help Autodesk iron them out as well. I had a task to work on for a customer which involved investigating the use of Vault reports to generate an drawing register for all drawings associated to a selected or active assembly.
Until then I hadn’t tried running a Vault report in Inventor 2014 on Windows 8. It stopped me dead in my tracks, with the following error:
Cannot generate report from the template. Please make sure your template is valid.
So off I toddled to the Autodesk Community Forums to perform a search using those exact words. Sure enough I came across a thread detailing a fix. It didn’t work for me initially so I got in touch with Senthil directly to see if he could help me out. Sure enough he did. So I thought I would pay it forward and create a video sharing how it’s done as well as some written instructions.
1. Run the command prompt As Administrator
2. Type this in the command prompt
netsh http show urlacl
You should NOT see the following line in that list (since it not being there is why this fix will work).
netsh http add urlacl url=http://+:8000/inventor user=<Machine Name>\<User Name> OR
netsh http add urlacl url=http://+:8000/inventor user=<Domain Name>\<User Name>
4. You should see the following after executing the command
5. Now try step 2 again.
now you SHOULD see the following URL in the list:
Hopefully this will have solved your problem.
Thanks to Senthil Kumar and the Autodesk team for helping out with this solution, very quickly I might add.