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ECO Properties Don't Follow The Rules

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎10-06-2014 04:51 AM

All Vault properties are subject to rules such as "Requires Value" and "Minimum Length".  If a property does not have a Value or meet the minimum length, a property non-compliance is raised and requires user input to rectify.  This is really important for when a property must be completed for audit purposes and especially for exporting data into ERP systems.  


ECO properties have these rules but they are completely ignored.  I need to make sure users enter a value for these ECO properties but the only method in which I have to enforce this is not working, at all.  Please fix ASAP.


ECO Property.jpg

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No tooltip for Group By function in Item

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎10-06-2014 04:10 AM

Very minor, not important.  But a slight irritation when having to explain this function to users.

The 'Group By' button which appears on the 'Parts Only' view of an Item BOM, when hovering the mouse cursor over this button there is no tooltip describing what this is.  Literally every other button has a tooltip except this one.  The button still works, but it's a nuisance for when telling users which button does which job, I have to describe it via it's proximity to something else rather than the tooltip which is a standard go-to for Windows Applications.



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Saved Search based on Vault status

Status: New Idea
by sleposa on ‎08-05-2014 10:48 AM

I would like a way to create a saved search in Vault workgroup that allows me to see if any files in a certain folder are newer than what is saved on my desktop. I can create one if I have a numerical value for the Vault version, but not one that identifies what files are at a different version than what is on my desktop. This will work great for 2D or 3D part libraries in which there are multiple subfolders under one main folder and it is also updated by  anyone. Currently, I must go through each subfolder to know what is al a different state. This would allow me to at a glance see if anything in my library is out of date and use the files on my desktop instead of checking them out everytime.

3 Kudos

Remove the "Details" button

Status: New Idea
by JHUNT107 ‎07-30-2014 08:11 AM - edited ‎07-30-2014 08:14 AM

Please remove the "Details" button that expands the Warning/Error message windows. In my experience the average user doesn't even SEE the button. The button only hides relevant information from the user.


I'm curious what prompted the creation of the "Details" button in the first place?

0 Kudos

Plotting with Dwg Page setups

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎07-17-2014 10:06 AM

If a page setup exists in the drawing, I would think that is what you would see when you select "page setups" when batch plotting from Vault.

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Wish for an update to Vault.

Status: New Idea
by Valued Contributor petter.moldestad on ‎07-08-2014 01:28 AM

We use Inventor and Vault 2014 SP1. When we make welding drawing, we place views of the sub-parts in addition to the assembly in the drawings. Then when we assign and release the assembly to Items, Vault attaches the drawing as associated file to the parts items. Then we can change the items to Work in Progress, check out the assembly and the drawing, delete one of the parts in the assembly, delete the same part view in the drawing, check in and update the item of the assembly. Now, a problem occurs (at least for us) when we release the assembly item. What happens is that the assembly gets locked but the drawing isn’t. This is because the item of the deleted part has an association to the drawing and this Item has state “Work in Progress” I’ve found out.


So I have a wish for an update to Vault. One solution I see is if you release an Assembly Item the corresponding assembly drawing should be locked no matter what. If this isn’t an issue I see another possibility. If you update an Assembly Item the program should check if any BOM parts where deleted since last time. If so it should check if these deleted items have associations to the assembly drawing and in case delete this association. I’ve checked and found out that if I do this manually the drawing gets locked also. So if one or both of these suggestions could be implemented to Vault later it would be grate.

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‘View in window’ to view idw files – make it so it is always showing the latest and updated version.

0 Kudos

Add ‘Vault Status’ field in ‘Uses’ tab.

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.

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Copy design properties

Status: Implemented
by Distinguished Contributor Rene-J on ‎03-19-2014 01:03 AM

I will like to see, option reset displayname or = filename like  part number.

We have some problems when copy custom part from content center like “structural shapes”

It is showing the old filename in the displayname

Handling inventor properties,

Reset/change Revision Number set to example “-“or “ “

Reset/Change Author and Designer to the user that make the copy

Reset/Change custom properties to “ ”.


René J

Status: Implemented

Implemented in 2015 R2

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