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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.

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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.





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vault revision challenges

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎09-03-2014 07:05 AM

there have been a few posts about what users or admins would like to have to be able to manage revisions a bit better, especially when we wish to undo an accidental rev bump for example.


an accidental rev bump may happen if a state change has the rev bump action set to fire, and a user chooses the state change by accident.


i such a case, maybe we could have some functionality implemented to warn the user, and ask for confirmation at the time, prior to the rev bump being fired!


by the way, how are we going with the earlier requests on this topic?

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We have the following situation:


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.
Status: Implemented

This has been implemented in Copy Design 2015 R2 - here users can display and remove attachments and reset or set properties to blank.

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Saved searches need to be saved on Vault server (global) not locally on client (xml).



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Index Block Attributes: Copy/Paste list of block names

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor ‎09-03-2014 09:09 AM - edited ‎09-03-2014 09:11 AM

Have the ability to copy/paste mutliple block names in one quick step.

We have approx. 50+ title block names, and it is a tedious task to import the names.




Also, we have 'version numbers' in our block names, so this is a 'living' and 'ever changing' list.

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Ability to hide, move, rename tabs in Vault Client

Status: New Idea
by Mentor ‎09-08-2014 04:40 AM - edited ‎09-08-2014 04:46 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.




Steve H.


Move tab.jpg

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I completely agree with the original poster.


It's not clear how to View or Download the drawing and I'm IT. The average shop floor worker is not generally computer-savvy and will have an even more difficult time. They will not be able to figure out that they need to HOVER over the thumbnail then click on an small icon. Then click the DWF icon after that... (also see this wish


Here is an example of what I'd like to see (I'm slightly exagerating on the size!). Thank you.


New 2014 Web Client-ViewDownload Buttons.png

Status: Under Review
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Copy folder functionality

Status: New Idea
by jonathan.landeros on ‎08-08-2014 08:41 AM

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. 

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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.

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