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What would be a great option, is to have permissions per user with the Web Client.

Based on these new permissions, certain users can or can not 'download' the document from the web client.


If they don't have permission to download, then they can only view the DWFx of the 'design file'.

If they do have this permission, the 'download' option is available.


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Backup or Exporting My Search Folders

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor miechh on ‎04-17-2014 02:46 AM

This is quite an annoying issue. I've created several Search Folders in Vault, which contain pretty complex search-parameters. Every time we migrate to a newer version of Vault (almost every year) I have to manually 'redesign' these search criteria... FOR EACH WORKSTATION THAT USES VAULT in our company!


It would be a great improvement of Vault Basic to incorporate a tool/function to export/backup AND import the search folders. Can't imagine other users don't think the same.

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Edit Properties in 'Grid'

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎04-07-2014 06:53 AM

Add an 'Edit Properties' button, which will then 'activate' the properties grid to modify any of the 'user defined' properties.

This will be in place of utilizing the 'wizard' to update properties.


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When starting Vault Explorer (all flavours) 2013/2014/2015. the loading splash screen stays on top of everything while Vault loads. There is no way to hide it. This means you can't look at or do anything else in windows while you wait for the application to load. Where it is particularly frustrating, is when an error message pops up on loading and ends up hidden behind the splash screen. The only way you can continue, is to click on the message box in the task bar, and then use "Alt+Spacebar+M" and the arrow keys or mouse, to move the error dialog out from behind the splash screen.


I believe this is a regression. I'm sure that this behaviour was not present in earlier releases, but I could be wrong. More importantly, it is inconsistent with every other Autodesk product I have used. Usually, while the application is loading, you can click somewhere other than the splash screen, and it will hide it behind the active window.





Status: Accepted
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We have a series of part numbering schemes created over the last couple years.

When viewing the number schemes in the Creation Tool, they are listed in alphabetical order.

However, when actually using the number schemes to create new part numbers, they are listed in order of creation. (See snapshot.)

It would be good to see this list in alphabetical (alphanumeric) order.


Note: This same behavior is seen with the ECO routing list.


Item Number Scheme.gif

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Why is it you can import .xlsx and .csv files in certain Autodesk programs, but in Vault you cannot export out in these formats.

Well, these formats should be incorporated into the available export choices.

See the following thread.




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Can you add a message when accessing Tools/administration/Vault settings or Global settings.


The content of the message:

Information: You don't have administrator right, some options are not accessible.


Thanks in advance.

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It would be nice if we could perform a Vault Revise command while inside of a Change Order. We're able to do such commands as Change State and Change Catagory inside the Change Order but not Revise? It makes it a pain as a Change Administrator when I notice a Change Order coming through where a file needs to have the revisions matched in Vault to the revision of the Inventor iproperty or AutoCAd border revision. Currently you have to right click on the offending file and then select "Go to folder" to quickly go to that file and then perform a Revise command. It would save a ton of time if we could do this command inside of the Change Order just like most other commands.

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I would like to see the ability to make a group an ECO Approver. Creating routing lists would be a lot easier if we could have approval groups set up for our departments that need to approve ECO's.


We would like to use "Unanimous Approval" but it can be tough, because an ECO can get held up if someone is out one day, or on vacation. Approval groups could be set up so that as long as someone from the group approves, the ECO can move on. Vault could still record who did the actual approval, but it wouldn't have to be just one specific person.

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Vault add-in for Inventor

Status: Comments Requested
by Distinguished Contributor DWhiteley on ‎09-06-2013 03:09 AM

Have the Vault panel bar as a separate dockable window like the iLogic browser. So that it is possible to view both the model and vault panel bars at the same time.


Also Auto-refresh the Vault status in the panel bar.


This will stop a lot of user errors on usingf the Vault, when they complain of overwriting models etc.


Users are under pressure to "get the job out", many times they don't even look at the Vault panel bar!


If it is easier to see the vault status and it is refreshed automatically, it will make the designers job a lot easier.

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