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Find non-vault files in vault workspace

Status: Accepted
by Mentor on ‎04-25-2013 05:19 AM

It's not my idea but I was asked by several clients and I'm not the only VAR with that problem (or client).

It's all explained here :


The idea is to easilly find in the workspace (I mean local workspace as managed by vault IPJ) the files that are not yet checked in in order to clean or check in those files.


It could be integrated in the synchronisation tool as an option like "detect non vault files in the workspace" and the ability to choose what to do with those files.

Status: Accepted
2 Kudos

Scripting (like in PLM 360)

Status: Future Consideration
by Employee on ‎08-19-2013 05:22 AM

PLM 360 has a fairly functional scripting feature, so why can't Vaut?


PLM's scripts are easy to write and run in response to user actions, such as creating an item, or changing lifecycle state. 


Since PLM's scripts run server-side, they become part of the core business logic.  In contrast, Vault's API is client side, which makes it hard to build custom business logic.  For example, setting a propery value on state change is much easier with PLM scripting than with the Vault API.

6 Kudos

Rename Drawing to Part File

Status: Under Review
by Active Contributor g.heeley on ‎06-27-2012 06:25 PM

When renaming model files (either namually or via naming schema) , it would be great to have an option to include parent drawings (so rename 123.ipt to ABC.ipt would allow 123.idw to be renamed to ABC.idw as well), with an option to exclude individual drawings (ie when a part file havs been placed as a base view in another part/assembly drawing). Also allow this in copy design (so tag idea to

Status: Under Review
6 Kudos

When opening a file from Inventor, you can choose released or non-released biased. But when opening directly by double-click on a file in Vault Explorer, you can choose.


I propose to add an option (user choice) to choose the default option.

3 Kudos

Support for NTLM Protocol

Status: Accepted
by Board Manager on ‎03-12-2013 03:57 PM

We have customers which require the use of the NTLM protocol for email notifications.  Currently, Vault Professional only support SMTP protocol for this feature.


Please at support for the NTLM protocol.

Status: Accepted
2 Kudos

UDP Mapping

Status: Accepted
by Contributor m.sabotto on ‎07-12-2013 12:03 AM


   If I'm not wrong, at this time, Vault is able to map and import existing iProperties coming from "User Defined Property" property set only.

If for some reason or particular customization you need to create your own PropertySet with custom iProperties, you will not be able to import them into Vault UDPs.

I think it would be very useful to extend this feature and allow administrators to map iProperties from any Property Set.


Just for an example, with this feature available, you'll be able to import into vault the "IsCustomPart" iProperty that's simplify rules to understand if a ContentCenter part is a "real" CC part or not.


Thank you in Advance


Status: Accepted
5 Kudos

Going back to former drawing

Status: Accepted
by janbraas6130 on ‎07-25-2012 11:57 PM - last edited on ‎07-31-2012 11:30 AM by Board Manager


I think it would be very pleasant to go back to a former drawing once you have looked to another drawing.

For instance, I look at a drawing , 12345, and then I want to look at drawing 23456 for a while. Now I want to go back to drawing 12345. I have to go to all the sub directories and find 12345 again.

Why not a go back button?

Even to go back twice or three times.

Other programs has such a button.

Regards Jan Br.

Status: Accepted
5 Kudos

Enable- /Disable MenuItems

Status: Under Review
by Active Contributor wannensn on ‎07-25-2012 08:00 AM - last edited on ‎01-14-2013 01:10 PM by Board Manager

I'm not sure if it is allowed to request new API features in Idea Exchange.


It should be possible to enable/disable custom commands introduced by a vault extension. E.g. if a command is only available for a special user (Administrator) the command should be disabled for all other users.



Status: Under Review
3 Kudos

Currently if a user selects Delete working copy on Check in it does not remember the setting


Make the option persistent so users don't have to click this option everytime


Possible Admin Option to enforce a Global Setting that all deletes all files during checkin


I understand this is not ideal for MFG users using Inventor, but it is relevant for ACAD and AEC customers

Status: Accepted
4 Kudos


When you edit > copy/paste a link/shortcut to a file into another folder on Vault's thick client it does not appear on the web client.



In a large company where licenses may be an issue the web client is ideal and should include links to drawings so people can access these drawings easily from different folders. In our case we asbolutely have to refrain from using this feature due to its in ability to appear in the web client. This limits the folder structure within Vault.  






Ensure that edit > copy/paste shortcuts to files appear in the web client as well as the full / thick client. 

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