With the new updated Thin(web) client using the magnifying glass I can easily see both the thumbnail preview and the DWF Visualization file. However this window is fixed in size and too small making it difficult to properly view the DWF file. I know I can right-click and "Open with DWF Application" but I shouldn't have to.
This window should be changed to that... .
I can resize the Window (and it remembers my size)
have this window open much larger
provide a maximize button that makes the window full screen
When using the Change Order process, the document Properties are not mapped to the Change Order Process (ie. Checker, Approver, Date approved, ECN number into Rev Box on Drawing etc) and so do not refresh during document sign off process. This means lots of manual input required by the Users which is open to mistakes. The whole point of a software driven system it to reduce mistakes by doing the manual input for you. Please rectify Autodesk!
Also on a similar theme, why can’t the change order process automatically change the Lifecycle state of the file (i.e Work In Progress, In Review, Released etc). Again, too much manual input required.
In the Edit Routing window, please add columns for user first name and last name in both the "Change Order participants" grid and the "Routing participants" grid. We import domain users and the user name is not a person's actual name. (see attached image). This does not make for an intuitive interface for the users. Please make the window resizable too.
It would be great if we could configure the software to Remove the 'submit and force approval' button and the 'fast track approval' button. Currently looks the same as the 'submit' button and this will get accidently pressed. I know you are going to say ‘your engineers shouldn’t have permission to force approval’. That’s right, we could set it up so this is the case. Unfortunately, we have had to make all our Engineers Change Order Administrators so they can edit the Change Routing List (Checker etc). Something Autodesk could rectify is to make the Change Order roles more configurable.
"I think it would be useful if PS would email users if they have a checked out file in Vault that has been checked out for more than X number of days/weeks etc without any activity (new checkin). I've found some people purposely or accidentally checkout a file and forget about it. I tried having them create a saved search, but it needs to be more of a "in the face" reminder.
It could also be a popup when you login that says something like... "you have X number of files that have been checked out for X number of days, would you like to checkin the files now?" Granted this may be tougher since you will have to use Inventor to do the actual checkin."
I think it is crazy that everytime the state is changed within vault, specifically from "Released" to WIP, I have to synchronize the properties. Why aren't the properties automatically syncing when the state is changed. They should be. Changing states should not be a two step process.
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.
When exporting the BoM table from Vault Pro, there is no way of showing the BoM level indicator (which it does in Inventor). This is really annoying as the whole purpose of exporting the BoM is to then import into another system, such as SAP or perhaps a Spreadsheet. Without the BoM level indicator this is really difficult (actually impossible).
The other way is to use the Export Items tool (right click in the BoM tab), however all the Items must be set to ‘released’ for this to work. Sometimes I want to export for progress reporting, and all the Items are not yet released. Please add an option which allows us to export the Items at any Lifecycle stage. Currently the Software is far too restrictive for users in the real world.