I have build an add-in for our Enterprise PDM setup. We use it with Inventor. On releasing files, I want this add-in to export pdf files for all drawings in the release batch.
I got this add-in to work, but it only seems to work once. The next time I run it, I get an error stating that:
"Call to method 'OnCmd' in add-in 'ExportPFFiles', written by company 'Intralox' failed. Error cod = 0x080131603 (Unknown error 0x80131603).
But at some point, this error message will not show, and I will be able to run it once again. I don't know where or when this reset happens.
I also sometimes get an error message about the RPC server being unavailable.
I have no idea where this is going wrong, and I am hoping that somebody can point me in a direction of what can be causing these errors.
I am using Visual C#.
This is how I started my code:
public class Addin : IEdmAddIn5
public Inventor.Application oApp;
public Inventor.AssemblyDocument oAssyDoc;
public void GetAddInInfo(ref EdmAddInInfo poInfo, IEdmVault5 vault, IEdmCmdMgr5 cmdMgr)
poInfo.mbsAddInName = "ExportPDFFiles";
poInfo.mbsCompany = "Intralox";
poInfo.mbsDescription = "Exports all .pdf files that are related to the assembly on which this add-in is executed";
poInfo.mlAddInVersion = 1;
poInfo.mlRequiredVersionMajor = 5;
poInfo.mlRequiredVersionMinor = 2;
//This add-in is reached through a hook. Everytime a file passed to a new state, this add-in is called.
public void OnCmd(ref EdmCmd edmCmd, ref Array data)
if (data == null)
//Get the current vault
IEdmVault11 vault = (IEdmVault11)edmCmd.mpoVault;
Boolean bFilesPDFHandled = false;
// this doesn't do much. Everytime the sequence is here, it is called by the poststate trigger / hook
if (edmCmd.meCmdType == EdmCmdType.EdmCmd_PostState)
And so forth