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I'd like to either get rid of the automated NEW or at least have it as a setting somewhere.

Status: Under Review
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Reset ECO numbering

Status: Accepted
by Valued Contributor mark.cloyed on ‎04-25-2013 06:58 AM

We have had several clients that would like to reset the next number in a change order scheme.  They may pilot the ECO scheme starting at 1 and then want to go to production with the numbering continuing from 1001.  At this point, you have to create a new scheme to do this.  Most clients are much more comfortable with continuing to use the existing scheme prefix.

Status: Accepted
3 Kudos

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
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
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When copying a design with a prefix or suffix you have to individually then delete the existing prefix or suffix to then apply the new one this is simply painstaking. The prefix suffix should have a replace function so you can enter the old then enter the new one done.

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.

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.

1 Kudo

Role Specific Virtual folder structures.

Status: Accepted
by Distinguished Contributor tmoney2007 on ‎01-07-2014 10:15 AM

Other file management solutions allow for differentiation of folder structure by role (not role like with security in Vault, but role within a company).  That is, people in different groups see different folder structures when they open the vault.  While I believe that the current method should be retained, for those companies that have enough properties on their file objects to pull this off could see a huge benefit.


These folder structures would be created based on properties.  Think of it as a supercharged saved search folder.  Users, who are required to enter the descriptive properties anyway wouldn't be required to describe the object again when they select save location for the file (the same argument I have against intelligent part numbering).  Also, this would allow different groups to coexist within the same vault without having to compromise efficiency so that they can use the same folder structure.


When it comes to local workspace, it doesn't really matter if it matches the displayed folder structure.  This would allow vault to store the files locally in whatever structure is most efficient for the programs that use them.  Pack and Go could still allow a user to export files into a particular folder structure for use outside of the PDM system. 

Status: Accepted
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
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
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