Re: Inventor 2014 It would be nice if the Vault file open dialog box included the preview picture like it used to in version 2013 (instead of the 'search')? The regular file open has it. An option to toggle one way or another would be great.
Using 'large icons' almost works but normally I've got a lot of files to look thru so I want to get in the area quickly (using 'list' view), then step thru the 3 or 4 candidates, figuring out which one I need.
Currently it takes 8-9 clicks to find and attach a file to another file, like pdf to idw.
Currently it takes 9-10 clicks to find and attach a file to an item, like pdf to item.
multiply this by 50 files and we have a few hours of work ahead of us
for ITEMS, I would like the option to automatically add any existing attachments from the ipt, iam, or idw upon item assignment.
For FILES & ITEMS I would like an "add attachments" command that opens to the find dialog box.
the command should also allow saved searches with filters & prompts like "filename contains" or "checked in by"
also, Both have different command locations. Items attachments is located in the right click menu, files have a paperclip located in the toolbar. They should be consistent in both the toolbar and right click menu.
The ability to save a "proposed" copy design prior to execution would be extremely useful.
For complex assemblies, setting up a Copy Design can be VERY time consuming. If that Copy Design fails, an error message is generated, but then the user has no choice but to start over again.
If you could set up the copy design, save the proposed changes, & then execute it, that would prevent this issue. If a failure occurred, you could simply could re-open the proposed Copy Design, troubleshoot, & then execute it again. This would be a tremendous time saver.
An alternate solution would be this: upon failure, an error message could be generated, & then the user could be returned to the Copy Design process (rather than get kicked out of it)
It is easy to do copy design on CAD files and get new items and BOM, but some of our customers use vault to manage their design with no CAD models or with non-structured CAD files, so it is impossible to use copy design function on their files and promote new items and BOMs.
The only feasible way we found is to export items to a csv file, change the file manually in excel, and then import items with the modified csv file. But I don't think this is a good idea because it is very easy to make some mistake and it is not easy work.
We think a copy design function for items is needed here, it should just like the copy design function on files, we can choose the new item number for the copied item, choose which items to be reused, replaced, or copied as well, together with their attachments.
We also think a SaveCopyAs function for item is very useful in such situation, a new item will be created immediately with the same BOM stucture and same properties, then we can modify the new item as needed.
Currently there is no method to assign the revision scheme duing item creation, including when assigning items to files.
We use two revision schemes... our default is numeric based starting at 0. We use "0" as the released to production revision. Our proposal scheme uses letters and starts at A. The way it is now I create a new item, which is assigned a revision of 0. I save the item and then adjust it to A. This consumes the 0 which cannot be used again. What I'd like to see is the option to select the revision scheme while both creating the item from the item master AND duing item assignment when assigning items to files
We are using VP 2013 and Dynamics Axapta in our company. We export complete BOM's with DWF files to DAX. Problem is that you don't know if DWF is out of date or system controlled(made by job server). So before release we check the top of the BOM with the pack and go function. This gives you an answer if the DWF are out of date. We then have to send the out of date files to job server for a new file.
Could there be a function that said check DWF files to the BOM before release? And if the BOM has files that are out of date or not system generated, send the complete list to job server for update.
on 11-16-201207:15 AM - last edited on 01-14-201307:01 AM by ihayesjr
I'm having an issue with Vault where I have a library of standard assemblies that are used by numerous designers over a network. This standard assemblies category is marked "Read only". The designers use these standard assemblies as a "starting point" for a new design. The standards would be modified to become new assemblies. The problem arises when the designers use "Copy design" to copy the standard assembly to a location where they can modify it. After using the "Copy design" tool, we are noticing that the category is being copied as well. This does not allow them access to edit their "New" designs because it is copying tha "Read only" category. It would be a great enhancement if we were given the option of changing the category and state of a part or assembly that is being copied, when the 'Copy design" dialog appears.
It would be nice to have direct ANDing and ORing of properties in advanced searches.
I need to track ECOs assigned to each engineer at either the Work or Open state. Rather than creating 6+ conditions that are all "does not contain" it would be nice (and more straight forward to audit) for it to say Property X is X or Y and Z.