Could someone explain the difference between the "Refresh File" and "Revert to Latest" commands in the Vault browser within Inventor 2013? We just started using the Vault Collaboration 2013 flavor of Vault. Any input or links to related documentation would be appreciated.
Actually, I have found that this is not what takes place. For instance, a coworked of mine has an assembly checked out from Vault (2013), but I want to make some temporary changes in this assembly. So, I toggle the properties of the file (on my computer) from "read only" to "read/write". Now Inventor allows me to make chages in my local copy. so, I make a change and then save the file (on my computer). When I am done messing around and want to revert back to the latest in Vault, I choose "Revert to latest" in the Vault tree, but this does not refresh from Vault. So, as far as I can tell, there is no way from within Inventor to get latest from Vault if I have made a change to a part or assembly without checking it out. Can you verify whether this is so?
That is not recommended workflow. If you are circumventing the system, you will need to close the assembly, get latest from Vault explorer, or open from Vault from Inventor to update the local file back to latest from Vault. We do not recommend toggling the read/write permissions of the file.
Thanks for the response. Is it normal operation for 'Revert to Latest' to check out the files? Also, when refresh file updates the properties, will it update the 3D geometry to the newest vault version or just various file properties?