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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lost Inventor Tool Ribbon. Answers the the Name "Vault"

“Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth.”  
Dave Barry

Every once in a while, you see a strange little thing come up.  You don't know why, but it's easy to fix once you know where to look.

In this case, a Vault ribbon doesn't show up, even though the Vault client was installed.  

It was puzzling, but the fix ended up being pretty simple.  In the end, it turned out that the add-in for Vault wasn't starting when Inventor was started.  Clicking a few buttons was all that was needed.

The first step was to go to the Tools ribbon, and Choose Add-Ins.  

Choose the Tools Ribbon, and click Add-Ins

After choosing the Add-Ins icon, you'll see the add in screen.  Once this comes up, select Inventor Vault and make sure that the Loaded/Unloaded and Load on Startup options are both checked for that line item.

Make sure the indicated options are checked for Inventor Vault

Once you do this, The Vault Add-In will start, and the next time you start Inventor, the Vault ribbon will be available.

The Vault ribbon found
Granted, this won't fix every issue, but when Vault is installed, and you can't get it to show up in Inventor, many times, this will fix it!

Happy Inventing!


  1. Anonymous5:03 AM

    What if the Vault addin is doing all the above and the ribbon tab stills does not show up, Inventor 2013, and 2014

    1. I ran into something similar on my machine. I found the link on the Autodesk Discussion group here:

      In short, Show Hidden Members, and see if there are two EDM addins starting. If so, turn off the one with the location "mscoree.dll". This fixed mine.

      (Maybe that should be the next post!)

    2. the dobble EDM was the problem, thank you

  2. Anonymous12:18 PM

    Thank you for the tip I will look to see if this works. Awesome site.

    1. Thanks! This solutions fixed a couple of machines, including my own.

      I went ahead and put together a quick post on how to do it. Since a few of us out there have run into it, it seems, why not share the info!

      Here's the post if you need it for any reason.