If the Preview tab is the active tab in the vault client and you select a file from the browser, as soon as the visualization loads, focus is taken from the selection in the browser.
This means that if you are changing the category of lifecycle state on the file and the preview pane is selected, you have to select the file, wait for the visualization to load, then reselect the file in the browser... every single time you want to do something.
No portion of the UI loading should steal focus from a selection. It should only change when the user makes a selection or clicks on another area of the ui.
Navisworks if great for comparing a historical and current model. It is not possible to load historical revisions from models to compare them to each other. On this moment you need to models with different names/file type to compare them.
Not having this feature has a significant impact on the process for comparing models during design phase, particularly one which has a somewhat complex or large modeling projects.
Due to this product limitation, it might actually put users off from using Vault in combination with Navisworks.
Streamline the UI functionality between all Vault add-ins. The best example is AutoCAD with the ability to use shortcuts, saved searches from the dialog. And make it this way possible to use Revisions of a file to be loaded. By solving this the users know what to expect when opening files from Vault.
We have an approval document that we attach to a drawing. That document only pertains to that one drawing. When using Copy Design on this drawing, however, it will keep the link to the approval document. This forces the user to go find the link and delete it. If they forget, it causes confusion. The same problem exists with properties, copy design does not offer an option to clear out properties when copying (as far as I know).
What we would like:
An option to strip attachments from files when copying a design.
An option to strip properties from files when copying a design.
bysteveh09-08-201404:40 AM - edited 09-08-201404:46 AM
With the ability to create custom tabs on Items, Change Orders, and Project Explorer with the Data Standard; now, need the ability to reorder, rename, the tabs or even hide the standard tabs that come with the product.
I have come up with a new tab for the Items and CO's and would like to move our custom tab to the front of the list and use our custom tab rather than the out-of the box tab.
For files that may be stored in one folder, but may not be linked by a drawing, or top level assembly.
Provide a functionality (similar to Copy Design) to copy a folder. This would reduce the need to link files together, or create a "dummy" assembly to copy files related within a folder, but not connected directly by file heirarchy.
Vault report templates use an older RDLC file format. Because of the older format, newer versions of Visual Studio cannot be used to edit these files.
The biggest advantage of the old RDLC format is that there are free editors available. I tested out Visual Stuido Express 2010 and 2012, and they do not support RDLC editing. I'm not sure if there are any free third-party editors for the new format.