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Redmond.D

Death to numeric error codes

Status: New Idea
by Employee on ‎05-23-2014 07:18 AM

I see no reason for Vault to use numeric codes to represent errors.  It would be much better if the error codes used words instead.  For example, "InvalidUserPassword" is a much more useful error code than "301".

16 Kudos

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.

10 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."

 

2 Kudos

The Vault search text box displays "Search Projects" or "Search Vault Explorer ($)" - often when clicking in the search text box the default text is not cleared and what ever is typed is added to the default text.  The result is that the search is not done correctly.

 

This behaviour is shown in the attached screen shot.

 

According to Autodesk Customer Support this behaviour has existed for several releases of the Vault.

 

I would like the search box default text to clear when clicking in the box to enter data.

24 Kudos
Cadmanto

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
1 Kudo
randyc

Preview Pane

Status: New Idea
by randyc on ‎06-23-2014 12:34 PM

Vault needs the ability to rearrange the Preview Pane in order to take advantage of larger screens. I prefer to have my preview pane side by side when I can.

11 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
13 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
18 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
12 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
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