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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.

15 Kudos

Gentlemen,

 

Issue:

 

Read only files or "non-checked out" files, continue to be prompted for saving inside of an Inventor assembly model. Why is this happening? I know the little messages (see Vault messages below) are supposed to let you know the file is not being saved back to Vault, but something is happening. Somehow the files become edited out of turn, which means they're being saved locally somehow. Then the Vault file and the workspace file are out of sync.

 

Solution:

 

Can we just remove the Vaulted "read only" files from the assembly save dialog all together?

Is it possible to not change the local file in the certain way that makes Vault see it out of sync?

 

I have Vaulted released files that are part of assemblies that are checked out for editing and somehow the parts of the assembly that are not checked out seem to always become out of sync.

 

Also, some of these parts are iParts.

 

Please give this post Kudos if you have the "read only" file out of sync with Vault issue.

Autodesk: Please consider my request. Thanks.

 

Vault Messages:

 

"Write enable (not checked out from Vault)"

 "'XXXXXX.iam' is currently locked. Do you want to continue editing anyway?  Your changes will not get saved to the Vault."

 

25 Kudos

More Intuitive Error Messages

Status: Accepted
by *Expert Elite* on ‎03-29-2013 06:38 AM

Can we please be a little more descriptive in the error messages?

I get a message that tells me I cannot move a specific file in the vault from one location to another.

The message reads "File Cannot be moved"  looking at the details it says "File could not be moved due to vault error"

Really?  Why couldn't it have explained to the detail of saying one of the factory files was checked out causing this file not to be moved.  This is just one example.  I would like to see all messages be a little more descriptive.

 

Side note.  I would like to see less messages as well.  That is more of how the software is written though.

Probably a different idea for a different day.  :smileyhappy:

Status: Accepted
12 Kudos

If we have a file with security based on Groups you will encounter a problem:

Case:

SALES can only see RELEASED

ENGINEERING can see Everything

Problem:

When the file in REV.A and Released State is send to Work in Progress, the people from SALES does not see the file any more.

They should have the ability to see the Released File, while Engineering is working on an improvement or modification

Status: Accepted
16 Kudos

Hello,

We are trying to add a stamp or Water mark in the file preview based on life cycle state change. There should be a option in the API to do so, based on the requirement in life cycle state change. Even tried to check if any event is assosiated with preview tab click.

 

 

Status: Under Review
20 Kudos

It would be nice to manage things like saved searches, grid settings and plug-ins through the Vault Settings window instead of copying files to each Vault user's computer.

 

Project Thunderdome is a good start, but I would like to go beyond Thunderdome.  It would be better if the app were easier to use and built into Vault.

Status: Accepted
14 Kudos

The Lifecycle Event Editor is currently available only through the Vault SDK.  However the tool is not just for custom programmers.  For example, it's used to configure Project Sync.  Making it part of the Vault client would make admin tasks more convenient.

 

 

Status: Under Review
2 Kudos

MS Reporting Services support

Status: Accepted
by Contributor dmiller on ‎04-05-2014 09:05 PM

My understanding is that Vault currently uses a client local version of MS Reporting Services to render reports in the Vault client.  I would like to see support for the server version of Reporting services.  This way I could write companywide dashboard reports.  I would also be able to link Vault data to ERP system data.  We should have a way to use Vault API calls when developing SSRS reports.  If there is currently a way to do this I would like to know.

Status: Accepted
7 Kudos

Item Master Improvements

Status: Implemented
by Distinguished Contributor tmoney2007 on ‎02-07-2013 08:31 PM

When it is being sold as the integration point for Vault, the Item Master is inadequate.

 

First, lifecycles for items should be as configurable as for files.  If you use the system as intended and control the lifecycle of the file through the item, you are severely constricted.

 

Items should assume the properties of the files that created them, or they should be easily called through the API.

 

Given the possibility that an item could be created before the CAD representation exists, there needs to be an ability to attach a CAD file as a representation of an item after the item has been created (this is also a huge hurdle if a company converts a product from 2D to 3D).

 

Document item types should exist so that external applications can reference and control files that don't represent parts.

 

OR do away with the item master and integrate the BOM capabilities (for 2D and 3D) of item master into the file interface and do away with item master altogether.

 

This would probably help with any plm integration, PLM360 included.

Status: Implemented
4 Kudos

Add method to Show/Hide option/filter for Vault file status icons in Inventor Model Browser

Status: Solution Provided
Why do you want to hide the status icons?
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