The current revision table functionallity within AutoCAD and Inventor only works with file lifecycling / revisions, for those of us that use items solely we'd like the option to use this feature as well
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.
Been using Change Orders since they were available. One issue we continue to run into is when you have mutliple users working on the same change, they often leave the CO open the entire day. It's the repository for collecting data about project. There is a 30 minute lease on CO's and if they don't save they will lose this lease without warning. Another user jumps in now has control of the CO. Often resulting in loss of data for the first user.
Please review the following discussion and please fix.
Vault has the technology of checking in / out. Let's maybe incorporate this same mechanism or the like into CO's...
Or eliminate the time out mechanism and give the administrator the abilty to unlock a CO.
Re: Inventor 2014 It would be nice if the Vault file open dialog box included the preview picture like it used to in version 2013 (instead of the 'search')? The regular file open has it. An option to toggle one way or another would be great.
Using 'large icons' almost works but normally I've got a lot of files to look thru so I want to get in the area quickly (using 'list' view), then step thru the 3 or 4 candidates, figuring out which one I need.
When after selecting 'No' to 'check out' document, its irritating to then again answer 'yes' to the question 'open document read-only'. If I select no to checkout, AutoCAD should just open the document read-only with no questions being asked regarding the read-only status.