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Death to numeric error codes

Status: New Idea
by Employee Redmond.D on ‎05-23-2014 07:18 AM

I see no reason for Vault to use numeric codes to represent errors.  It would be much better if the error codes used words instead.  For example, "InvalidUserPassword" is a much more useful error code than "301".

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The Vault search text box displays "Search Projects" or "Search Vault Explorer ($)" - often when clicking in the search text box the default text is not cleared and what ever is typed is added to the default text.  The result is that the search is not done correctly.


This behaviour is shown in the attached screen shot.


According to Autodesk Customer Support this behaviour has existed for several releases of the Vault.


I would like the search box default text to clear when clicking in the box to enter data.

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When a file is right clicked in the main window, one has the option of clicking "Go to folder" or "Go to working folder". I get this wrong about 50% of the time. Wouldn't "Go to local folder" or "Go to folder in vault" make more sense?

9 Kudos

Files names in numerical order

Status: Accepted
by rfletcher on ‎09-27-2013 03:11 PM

Please fix the way vault reads the file name. I have a list of equipment BA12-1 thru BA12-13 and the order of the folders in vault look like this.
















I've had issues in the past where a user goes to create a new brace and names his new model BA12-10 not realizing that it's already been created. Then he has to go back and rename all of his file and relink them manually.



Randall Fletcher

Bigge Crane & Rigging



Status: Accepted
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I believe Vault should allow a user somehow to be able to move files from different folders into a similar folder all at once. It would be convenient to conduct a search and be able to move all the related files into a folder of choice. Right now Vault has a restriction where you can only move files that are in the same folder. This might be a difficult request for Vault to accomplish, but I think would be well worth it. Please consider.

Status: Accepted
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When an engineer creates a markup of a visualization inside of a Change Order, they sometimes need to exit the ECO in process, to look at other information somewhere within Vault... another drawing for example.  So they save the Markup, save and exit the ECO without submitting it yet.... and go about whatever they needed to do.  Then when they are ready, they go back into editing the change order.  however, Vault will not allow them to re-open the Markup they had saved and continue editing.... it forces them to save their new changes, along with whatever markups they had already done, as a new markup file.  There have been instances where I have gotten 5 markup dwf's containing essentially the same information, built on with each successive markup.


It would be preferable if they could simply reopen, add some markups and save the same dwf... so all markups end up in one file.  The current method is cluttered, messy and begging for something to get missed.

Status: Accepted
If the mark up dialog box was modeless, allowing you to move back and forth between the mark up window and Vault explorer would this also solve your issue?
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Sorting Numbers in Vault

Status: Under Review
by Contributor dominik.gleinser on ‎08-29-2012 06:46 AM

In the Windows Explorer numbers are usually sorted as follows:









In Vault the numbers (IPT, IAM, ...) are sorted as followes:









In Vault the parts are all mixed in a folder. It is hard to keep track!

It would be nice to have a possibility to configure this in vault.


Does anyone knows a possibility to configure this in the "web.config" or another way to fix this?





Status: Under Review
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When I want to relinquish ownership of a file(s) and uncheck this box, I often don't want to apply it to all the files, but because there is not other method at this point but to go into the vault and regain ownership of the files that you want.  In this case I have a factory file that I am checking in certain members and want to release ownership of, but not the parent factory file.  I would like to see this option be able to select which files to apply this to.



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Compare two revision of a file

Status: Under Review
by Distinguished Contributor xdumont on ‎09-02-2012 03:30 AM

Can you split in two the Uses and the Where Used tab vertically.


On each side, you would be able to choose a specific revision and Vault can make a comparison to show what is different between the two selected revision.


Thanks in advance.

Status: Under Review
5 Kudos

Batch plotting to single PDF file.

Status: Accepted
by *Expert Elite* on ‎06-25-2013 04:39 AM

When batch plotting inside Vualt Client, I would like the option to plot individual Autocad drawings to a single PDF file.  Currently, Inventor drawings will do this automatically, since the sheets are a set within a single idw file.   With Autocad drawings, however, we often have projects that may contain as many as 36 individual dwg files.  Even if these are controlled by a sheet set or an Acad Electrical project, they batch plot from Vault Client as individual pdf files.  These, then, have to be manually compiled into a single pdf for transmittal to customer, vendors etc.


The option, (checkbox perhaps) to compile them into a single pdf right in the plot window, would be a tremendous time saver.


Thank you!

Status: Accepted

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