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Vault, Copy design and "Read only" categories

Status: Comments Requested
by Mentor on ‎11-16-2012 07:15 AM - last edited on ‎01-14-2013 07:01 AM by Board Manager



I'm having an issue with Vault where I have a library of standard assemblies that are used by numerous designers over a network. This standard assemblies category is marked "Read only". The designers use these standard assemblies as a "starting point" for a new design. The standards would be modified to become new assemblies. The problem arises when the designers use "Copy design" to copy the standard assembly to a location where they can modify it. After using the "Copy design" tool, we are noticing that the category is being copied as well. This does not allow them access to edit their "New" designs because it is copying tha "Read only" category. It would be a great enhancement if we were given the option of changing the category and state of a part or assembly that is being copied, when the 'Copy design" dialog appears.


Little help?

by Board Manager on ‎01-14-2013 07:00 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
by Valued Contributor tmoney2007 on ‎02-07-2013 08:48 PM

You could use the same category for standard parts and custom parts, that way, when you create a copy outside of the library, they have write access.


You may end up with extraneous lifecycles in one or both instances but it can be dealt with.


File category rules per folder (or at least "library" or "not library" could remedy this as well.

by Board Manager on ‎04-12-2013 06:31 AM
Status changed to: Comments Requested

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