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PDF Publishing

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by Contributor m.numberger on ‎06-20-2012 10:26 PM



i think Autodesk should integrate automatic PDF-Publishing into Vault (2D-PDF) like the DWF-Publishing.


The DWF is more powerful and Autodesk want to spread it with force, but there are some reasons for the PDF format:


- PDF is an ISO-Standard, DWF not.

- You can open DWF only on Windows, there is no DesignReview form MAC or Linux.

- The DWF-Viewer works only on prozessores with SSE2, PDF-Viewer are running everywhere.

- Everybody has installed an PDF-Viewer, DesignReview normaly nobody without Autodesk Products.


Best regards




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87 Kudos

Vault must check if the file is locked or not before asking to check out.


If the file is locked => don't ask, just open-it read only.

If the file is not locked => ask if you want to check out.


Thanks in advance.

Status: Under Review
21 Kudos

We need the ability to store all deployable files related to Inventor in the Vault.  This includes, but is not limited to, the ability to put the Design Data folder into vault, and enhanced tools to manage Templates, Style and material libraries, and iFeatures within the Vault.  Being able to deploy inventor settings XMLs through the project file would be very useful as well.


Basically, we need enterprise level tools to manage inventor configuration.

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I'm as Vault Administrator not happy to be the only person who can purge Items.

I don't see any danger to give such right to users with "Item Editor (level 2)" role.

Please do so.

Otherwise vault administrators all over the world would invent optimal method to purge all Items on a regular basis.

...draft Item revisions block draft file versions to be purged, right?

Status: Under Review
48 Kudos

Vault generated email customization

Status: Under Review
by *Expert Elite* on ‎06-21-2012 05:53 AM

The emails generated by Vault during lifecycle changes are basically useless as they are very vague and difficult to read. I want the ability to customize the email template including using properties in the subject and body of the email.


For example I'd love the subject of the email to be the <Change Order #> - <Current Status> and the body of the email to include the change order title and description


Status: Under Review
23 Kudos

In Vault Explorer I want to be able to select an older version of a file in the preview pane or the grid and "restore" it to the latest version. If it's an assembly I would need the option of choosing only the assy file OR choosing associated sub-files. This will allow me to roll-back a design file to a previous design state.


This is important because it will allow me to more easily explore design studies and "roll-back" to a preferred design.


Currently we can use a label but a label applies to an entire folder rather than just one or more files. This would almost certainly cause me to unintentioanlly change other engineers' files.

Status: Under Review
24 Kudos

Vault file hyperlink

Status: Under Review
by Contributor on ‎06-25-2012 09:02 AM

When drawings are completed and loaded into the Vault, I copy hyperlinks of the files and email the links to other engineers to review.   When the link is clicked, it alwasy open a new Vault program even though the Vault program is already open and running.  Is it possible to just open one Vault without opening mulitples?



Status: Under Review
17 Kudos

Check Out Files from Inventor BOM Editor

Status: Under Review
by Distinguished Contributor obourne on ‎10-22-2012 03:19 PM

In IV while editing a BOM I need the ability to check out a file from Vault. Currently while in the BOM editor if I want to modify the propertirs of a file I need to get out of the editor and open the file, check it out and then switch back to the assembly and open the BOM again, make my edit....repeat. It makes for a much smoother woprkflow to be able to check out the file directly from the editor and check it in as well.


It's true that many of these edits could be made in vault IF the UDPs editable and mapped which is not always the case. Some companies have decided to edit iprops only in IV. Also, if I'm over riding a qty or changing BOM structure I must do that in IV.

Status: Under Review
15 Kudos

Allow an administrator to define a UDP that is updated on lifecycle transition.


When a document moves from

WIP to In Review write the username to a UDP e.g.  Drafted by

In Review to Released write the username to a UDP e.g.  Approved by


Currently it is manual effort to update the UDP prior to state change.


This is an Out of the Box feature with Solidworks Enterprise PDM and requested by users moving from this system to Vault

Status: Under Review
17 Kudos

Water Marks for DWFs in Vault WG-Collab.

Status: Under Review
by Distinguished Contributor obourne on ‎08-20-2012 10:55 AM

Being able to see a water mark is very useful (i.e. IN-WORK, RELEASED etc.). While not essential it none-the-less would play a practical role in ensureing someone doesn't misinterpret a WIP drawing for a released drawing.

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