We would love to see the worklist color coded by state. Customizing the colors so we could pick what color was assigned to each state would be fantastic. But basically the idea would be to highlight each item in the worklist by state. So for example you red could be assigned to all change orders that have been approved and are needing effectivity to be set and closed.
I appologize for my coloring skills but here is what it might look like.
Read only files or "non-checked out" files, continue to be prompted for saving inside of an Inventor assembly model. Why is this happening? I know the little messages (see Vault messages below) are supposed to let you know the file is not being saved back to Vault, but something is happening. Somehow the files become edited out of turn, which means they're being saved locally somehow. Then the Vault file and the workspace file are out of sync.
Can we just remove the Vaulted "read only" files from the assembly save dialog all together?
Is it possible to not change the local file in the certain way that makes Vault see it out of sync?
I have Vaulted released files that are part of assemblies that are checked out for editing and somehow the parts of the assembly that are not checked out seem to always become out of sync.
Also, some of these parts are iParts.
Please give this post Kudos if you have the "read only" file out of sync with Vault issue.
Autodesk: Please consider my request. Thanks.
"Write enable (not checked out from Vault)"
"'XXXXXX.iam' is currently locked. Do you want to continue editing anyway? Your changes will not get saved to the Vault."
Would like to have an administrator option to force a date watermark to be printed on drawings when printed from the thin client. Where I work we have to keep track of all controlled documents, but it is states in our policies that once a drawing is printed from vault, it is no longer controlled. Well we have come into problems where manufacturing are printing out drawings months ahead of time and missing crucial revisions and we have no way of knowing when the prints they are using were printed from vault.
Water mark only needs to be along the edge of the printing area and to contain the day, month, and year.
I would like a way to create a saved search in Vault workgroup that allows me to see if any files in a certain folder are newer than what is saved on my desktop. I can create one if I have a numerical value for the Vault version, but not one that identifies what files are at a different version than what is on my desktop. This will work great for 2D or 3D part libraries in which there are multiple subfolders under one main folder and it is also updated by anyone. Currently, I must go through each subfolder to know what is al a different state. This would allow me to at a glance see if anything in my library is out of date and use the files on my desktop instead of checking them out everytime.
We use the per Item link properties on change orders for change descriptions of each item. Please allow the use of carriage return/linefeeds. We frequently have many details to enter and currently we have to use semicolons or similar to delineate changes. The detailed description allows multiline, how about text UDPs.
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....
When starting Vault Explorer (all flavours) 2013/2014/2015. the loading splash screen stays on top of everything while Vault loads. There is no way to hide it. This means you can't look at or do anything else in windows while you wait for the application to load. Where it is particularly frustrating, is when an error message pops up on loading and ends up hidden behind the splash screen. The only way you can continue, is to click on the message box in the task bar, and then use "Alt+Spacebar+M" and the arrow keys or mouse, to move the error dialog out from behind the splash screen.
I believe this is a regression. I'm sure that this behaviour was not present in earlier releases, but I could be wrong. More importantly, it is inconsistent with every other Autodesk product I have used. Usually, while the application is loading, you can click somewhere other than the splash screen, and it will hide it behind the active window.
I couldn't find an existing solution or idea so here it is:
I'd like to use the thin client for users that don't or shouldn't have rights to the actual MS Office file (Word, Excel and Powerpoint). The current 2015 implementation requires the user to download the file and view locally with Office or another desktop viewer. I'd like it to work like it does for DWF and PDF files...opening another browser window and viewing the file in that window. Downloading the file bypasses the security and allows users save it locally. We have had situations where the user would use the local file and not realize there is an updated one available. We currently publish PDFs to a read-only server share for this purpose. I would like to replace the share with the thin client but am reluctant to do so with its current implementation.
So that my needs don't override others needs this should be configurable. I've seen other ideas here that would like to differentiate users' ability to access the master file. This is related to my request.
If I am missing a something in the configuration that would let me do this, please let me know.