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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.