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)
If you want to use the Job Server feature in a multi-site installation, you are required to have 1 instance of Job Processor running for each site. It would be nicer if there was an option to manage everything with a single instance of Job Processor.
Currently the workflow to save Vault Reports is not user friendly.
Reports need to be saved locally then saved into vault.
Add the ability to save reports directly into vault after the user decides if it is a PDF, Word, Excel
Also fix the ability to choose the Advanced Find Reports from Vault ( Currently the User can only chooes from the local workspace ) Folder reports support Vault and Local workspace. Needs to be consistent for all reports.
if we have for any reason, a dwf visualisation file that exists on the vault server that is no longer associated with a file then it needs to be deleted before the inventor / cad file is able to achieve a new "update view" task successfully. (we see the error "visualisation file cannot be created due to vaulting restrictions = non - unique visualisation file" )
the next thing then we need to do is go and delete this redundant vis file, and then go back and send the update view again.
i wonder whether it can be arranged to have a command such as "update view" with an additional choice for a user to select "delete redundant visualisation files / duplicates no longer attached" as part of the one process.
the ability to run mass delete tasks on certain visualisation files is limited to specific cases which make it time consuming to clean up the redundant files that cannot be found easily.
the idea for improved or extended functionality would be a big time saver to say the least.
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.