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Visual Form Designer for rich Property Tab presentation.

Status: Accepted
by Employee john.stewart on ‎07-18-2012 03:47 PM

Data Managemetn is about capturing, searching and presenting data to the user.

 

Vault supports the creation of User Defined Properties (UDP)

 

Presenting these UDPs via the Properties Tab is completely inadequate for Vault to complete against Enterprise Data Management Systems. 

 

This lack of functionality is limiting the adoption of Vault by Autodesk Customers who are evaluating Document Control Systems of which 75% are using Windows Explorer.

 

To extend and present Vault Properies beyond this Properties Tab requires customization and development using Visual Studio. 99% of customers do not have this cability.

 

Here is a link to an AU Class that reviews the challenges of customizing the Properties Tab

 

Solution

 

Provide an easy Custom Form Designer within Vault Professional to extend a Tab on  Folders, Files, Items, Change Orders and Custom Objects

 

The Custom Form can

  • be linked to a Categories and are only presented when that category of Folder, File, Item or Custom Object is highlighed
  • pop-out as a window or be anchored on the Preview Panel
  • support side Tabs to present 100s of UDPs similar to the example in the AU Class.
  • Support Edit of UDPs in the Form similar to Data Card Feature and augement the current Edit Properties Feature.
  • easily map form fields to UDPs

 

Status: Accepted
Comments
by Employee Redmond.D on ‎07-24-2012 06:27 AM

FYI.  I just posted an app that satisfies most of these requirements.

http://justonesandzeros.typepad.com/blog/2012/07/deco-custom-ui-without-custom-code.html

 

That's 1 idea down... about 130 more to go....

by Board Manager ihayesjr on ‎07-24-2012 01:54 PM
Status changed to: Accepted
 
by Employee john.stewart on ‎07-24-2012 03:56 PM

I agree the DECO app satisifies all Vault Professional users who leverage Custom Objects.

 

However this Visual Form Designer would target Folder\Files in Vault Workgroup\Collaboration of which are the majority of users in AEC

 

The Vault App Exchange has a new app by REITEC called Vault.Datasheet that support this idea on File Categories only.

 

It would be a great feature to control tabs visibilty on the preview pane

Currently all tabs are visible on the preview pane whether used or not

 

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