Hurrah! The beta versions of coolOrange products are available for Autodesk’s products 2017. You can download the beta versions from here http://www.coolorange.com/en/beta.php
The biggest change with 2017 is that now all our products are backward compatible. In order words, the current version 2017, actually just 17, can work with Vault/Inventor 2017, 2016 and 2015. Obviously you will have an according setup for each Vault version, but the feature, capabilities and behavior will be the same across all the versions.
Let’s take powerJobs as an example. You can install the new version 17 on a Vault 2015, 2016 or 2017 version with the according setup. The jobs that you will make with powerJobs version 17 will run with each Vault version. This way, you can focus on the most current release, benefit from all the new cool stuff, and still use it for older Vault versions. Or you can create a job for an older version of Vault and once you update, the jobs still work with the new version of Vault.
Another example is dataLoader. Over the several versions of dataLoader, the capabilities have been improved. Now, you can use dataLoader 17 with all the latest features also for Vault 2015, 2016 and 2017.
With this change, we now have one consistent wiki where all the latest features will be described, and you don’t have to think which version offers which feature. By using the latest version, you benefit from all the features, regardless which version of Vault you are using.
Also, we will continue adding new cool features to our products, and those will be immediately available for the supported Vault versions.
Give a look to the beta versions, and if you have comments, feedback or questions, feel free to reach out to out support.