Our IS department rolled out Microsoft Office 2013 this past week without saying a word to anyone. I understand that Vault Professional 2013 (our current version) and 2014 (the latest) does not support Office 2013. With more and more people using Vault, there needs to be Word and Excel integration updates and patches so that Vault customers can use the software to its full potential.
It would be great if we could change the unanimous approval setting in an existing change order. There are times when the routing should be unanimously approved and other times when it should not. Currently, I believe we need two routing definitions to support this. It would be nice to offer this setting in the Open state for a Change Administrator to change when needed.
We want to move all files that are used by an assembly to a specific folder. Right now I have to use the "uses" tab, pick one file, go to folder an then drag and drop into the correct folder. I would like to move files from the uses tab in vault by drag and drop in to the correct folder
I would like to have controls over the types of files that the Job Processor creates visualisation files for (DWF's).
I use the CC for about 50% of the parts in an assy and I have the visualisation files created on Lifecycle change to Released. I don't need visualisation files (DWF) to be generated for Bolted Connections, placed Content Centre files (standard or custom), Frame Generator files and such. I have no need to see DWF's of these or to supply them to another user. And the assy DWF file doesn't need the child DWF's either. It's just clogging up an already taxed Job Processor machine.
I would love to see the My Worklist have some kind of functionality other than being a snapshot of EVERYTHING I'm currently involved in.
As a Change Order admin and Responsible Engineer, the whole "My Work" in My Worklist is not a true statement or can't be used as nicely as someone who is say just a Responsible Engineer. They have the luxury of using My Worklist as a means to keep up with projects within their specific group via their assigned routing list. A Change Order Admins' worklist is really a huge combination of things going on within that engineering group in addition to other engineering groups, even though I'm not going to be doing any of the changes to those drawings. In short, My Worklist gets MASSIVE! I sure would love to have the ability to sort thru which Change Orders directly affect ME (as the Responsible Engineer) and not so much on the COA side of things. Maybe add a toggle so that I can switch between which roles Vault see's me as a Responsible Engineer or as the Change Order Admin?
Also we have several different department (sales, production, planning, inventor control, etc) that are part of our approval process. As you know, nothing is removed from the My Worklist until it's out of your respective duties at that particular role / state in the Change Order workflow. I get a lot of complaints when there are several change orders for them to review/approve and they don't know which ones they have already reviewed since they are waiting on other members of the Review committee to do their part. I know I know, they could just write or jot down when they have completed or approved a Change Order but most people aren't going to like that approach since it's manual. One way I think that could help solve this issue is to implement some sort of "Done" checkbox, icon or maybe a strike-thru using RMB menu. Something to signify to them they they don't have to worry about sifting thru that CO on their worklist and they can go on to other ones? Better yet maybe we could tie the strike-thru in so that when they hit approve it will automatically strike out the CO in the Worklist but not remove it until it has met unanimous approval?
I would also like the ability to be able to sort My Worklist by name, date, number, submitted date, etc.
See the below photoshop edit I did to help illustrate (open attachment for full resolution)