I have found that the new thin client acts slightly differently from the old web client. In the old web client, I can configure it to not show items. This results in the item master not being displayed. In the new thin client, I have done the same, but I still see the item master folder. I am told that this is because I have item permissions (logging in as an administrator). So, I can fix this for the general user population, but not for the admins. I would respectfully request a change be made so that the item master folder not be shown even though you have the administrator role.
Another useful feature has been removed from the Item interface. It appears the ability to 'Get/Checkout' of the files linked to the items is now no longer possible in Vault Professional 2015 R1.
Vault Professional 2013
Vault Professional 2015
The above image shows the only option I can find for accessing the files via the Item, but this bypasses the ability to just download the files. It opens the files directly into the CAD client which is still not a recommended workflow due to the inability of Vault to update/sync file properties during this operation. In my opinion this isn't as big of a loss as the other removed workflows in Items, but it's still something I'd like to see put back in.
What is it with stuff being removed from the product without notification or reason?! In addition to my previous post where it was apparent column filters had been removed, I've now stumbled across this.
In Vault Professional 2013, within the context of an Item > Where Used tab, you could right click the source Item and Collapse all. Handy if the part has 501 parents.
In Vault Professional 2015, see below the exact same item and the exact same tab, right click on the exact same place and you get this cobbled together tatt... not handy in the slightest if the part has 501 parents, look at the scroll bar and tell me you could be bothered to manually collapse that many parents!!!
This must be an oversight as I don't for a second believe someone is actively removing useful functions from the product on purpose.
The new Item workflows are great but need some improvement as they can be really clunky. The majority of the problems are due to the fact that we can only actively edit one Item in session at a time. For example.
1) Open and edit an Item. 2) Go to BOM tab. 3) Right Click > Add Row > From New Item
This will create a new Item and add it to the BOM at the same time, this is great. However, the new Item doesn't have a title or a description. To enter a title or description, we have to exit edit mode of the parent item, click yes to save, right click the child item, Open the new item, click the edit button, then type in the data for title or description. If we've created 10 new child items, that becomes a real unfriendly and painful workflow.
I'd love a 'right click > Edit Properties' function for child Items in the BOM. This would bring up a dialogue box to enter properties for that Item, title/desc/custom props etc. Something like this:
The new Item drag & drop is really useful, but the quantity remains the same as the source Item BOM following the drag & drop. Nobody can really say it will never be the same, but I would presume in most cases the quantity will be different. I suggest a prompt for new quantity, or reset the quantity to a null value enforcing the user to enter a new quantity. Or make a variable admin option to control the preference.
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.
In Vault Professional 2013, we could filter Item BOM rows using the column header filter:
In Vault Professional 2015, someone has decided to completely remove this. Why?? This is counter productive and I can't imagine anyone would ask for something useful and harmless to be removed. Please reinstate this functionality ASAP. I know the filter is available for standard system properties, but this is a custom UDP. I'm also aware of the 'Group By' function but this was more convenient and user friendly.