bygary.belisle12-17-201311:45 AM - edited 12-17-201311:46 AM
When automatically creating new user accounts, it would be nice to have them set to a default Group such as a "View Only" group. This would virtually eliminate the number of requests to the Vault Administrator needed to set up each user account. (For me at least...)
Custom objects can have as their contents, a link to a file, but the file does not show a link back to a custom object. It would be valuable to create a two-directional link between a file and a custom object, so that we can see both what files have been associated with a custom obect and at the file level, what custom objects have been associated to that file. As an example, one client would like to create a custom object for each of their outside contractors. When a contractor is sent a file for modification, we would like to create a link between that file and the contractor. Now, we can go to the contractor and see what files they control, but we cannot go to a file and see how many contractors have received that file. This would be valuable to know.
When copying a design with a prefix or suffix you have to individually then delete the existing prefix or suffix to then apply the new one this is simply painstaking. The prefix suffix should have a replace function so you can enter the old then enter the new one done.
How many times to you put something in the search box only to find that you've previously navigated to the wrong folder? And then when you move to the correct folder, Vault resets the search field and you have to type everything back in again?
This happens to me all the time. Wouldn't it be great if the search box didn't reset itself when we navigate between folders? I think so.
If I have an item released and I want to migrate it to my current version of inventor, I have to change the state to Work In Progress, check the file out, save it, check it back in, update the item in item master, and finally re-release the item. Currently my company has about 200,000 items in our item master, so doing this manually is not an option. Can we get a utility that will do all 6 of these steps automatically?
Would like to see drawing compare added back into Vault. This was part of Design Review several years ago and it allowed you to overlay two .idw's and it would identify the differences. This was removed in about the 2008/2009 release of Vault/Design Review. It was similar to the BOM compare. And...it did work. We often need to compare the .idw's attached to an item from one revision to another. We lost alot when this feature left.