We use these commands quite often. To save the steps of having to select a file and then have to go to the File menu takes a lot of time. I would love to have these options available when RMB selecting the file itself. It seems like a simple and logical addition.
Below is a photoshopped edit of what I'm asking for....
We have over 35 people using Vault and creating shortcuts that make messes. We can't reuse certain files because they are Released and perhaps at Revision H. Vault needs to add the ability to clear out a copied file's State and Revision to an initial design designation.
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.
I would love it if you could just double click a Change Order and it give you the same options and capabilities as when you RMB and select Edit on a Change Order. It takes less time to double click than it does to right click and then scroll over in a menu. This would save a lot of time (and confusion to new Vault users) because right now if someone wants to add a record to a Change Order they've already created they have to remember to RMB and Edit. Why can't we have the same features just by double clicking it? This would also allow you to get rid of the "View and Respond" redundancy that further makes thing more confusing for Vault users.
When I make a copy design of a simple assembly (composed of 2 parts and one drawing), even if I set the parameters to those files only, it takes about 5 min because Vault downloads on my computer all the files (~700) needed for the mega assembly where my simple assembly goes.
Couldn't that be simpler and faster?
I have been told by my local Autodesk support that "Inventorneeds allthefilesto be able to correctthe wholewithout compromising otherlinks"
I still don't understand why, because it works very well when I make a simple copy-paste in Windows, and it's very quick!
A customer who must plan for disaster recovery scenarios would like the ability to restore the primary Vault Database and Filestore from a replicated Database and Filestore. If it is not possible to do this now might the capability be added in a future release?
i think that there is an opportunity to improve the functionality of "manage ownership" tools, when in a replicated environment.
for example, i am in the process of deleting a dwf file that is associated / linked to an inventor file. i see that during the delete process, that i cannot complete the task because of error (something like) "cannot complete task ownership is not assigned to your workgroup".
now, we stop what we were doing, navigate to the file location (if you are not working in the folder eg working from a search result folder). take ownership of the file, or in my case, the folder that the file resides in. then navigate back to the original task (run an advanced search for particular file and resume the delete process.
idea: allow "manage ownership" functionality from within the context of the original scenario. eg, i see the task "cannot be completed due to vaulting restrictions / ownership is not currently assigned to your workgroup" ... so, let the user choose "attempt to take ownership of file or parent folder" at the time while they are in the process of another task.
note that part of this functionality could also be applied to another area of vault; eg whether in a "Search Results" page, or in view "Job Queue" display, allow multiple file selection to be part of a similar "manage ownership" functionality, and allow the functionality to be extended to manage the parent folder(s) of the files that are currently selected.
i think that if some consideration is given to this then with some development we could achieve a practical and improved result.
(please note that this is written with reference to vault collaboration 2012. i cannot say whether these things are already available in 2014)