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Multi-line text option for Item Properties

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎11-17-2014 03:04 AM

At the moment all text entered into Item properties is restricted to single line text, which is messy when exporting into ERP systems.


It would be great if all standard properties such as Title, Description, and also custom properties could be optionally changed to multi-line text and supported as such in an Export function.

12 Kudos

Multiple BOM Views

Status: Accepted
by Valued Contributor nicgus on ‎10-30-2014 01:56 AM

We need to have the ability to Filter a Bom view in the vault ITEM Master depending on BOM Properties. To show for example, Engineering BOM, Purchase BOM, Spare Part BOM etc.

Status: Accepted
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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.


Status: Under Review
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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


Get Checkout 2013.png2013 Files.png



Vault Professional 2015


2015.png2015 Files.png



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.

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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.

I'd like this put back into the product, please. 

Status: Accepted
9 Kudos

Edit Properties for Items in BOM tab

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎10-06-2014 04:34 AM

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:


Edit Props.jpg

4 Kudos

Item BOM Quantity on Drag & Drop

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎10-06-2014 04:18 AM

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.


BOM Quantity.jpg 

2 Kudos

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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In Vault Professional 2013, we could filter Item BOM rows using the column header filter:


2013 Filter.jpg


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.


2015 Filter.jpg

Status: Accepted
2 Kudos

Item Save As, Needs Better Access

Status: New Idea
by *Expert Elite* on ‎10-06-2014 03:40 AM

No doubt the 'Item > Save As' function is a massive benefit, so this is just a suggestion.


Currently to Save As, users have to open the source Item, click File > Save As, then close the source Item.


Preferably, there should be a 'Save As' option available when right clicking on an Item in the Item Master.  Something like this:


Save As.jpg 



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