If a user accidently makes a change state of a model from Released to Work In Progress, it will increment the revision, and then leave us with no way to go back to the previous revision. I understand why you would do this, as we shouldn't be going backwards with Revisions, so I don't believe every user should have access to this functionality, but an Administrator should be able to override the Revision if they determined there was a mistake made and we need to go backwards.
When using the Change Order process, the document Properties are not mapped to the Change Order Process (ie. Checker, Approver, Date approved, ECN number into Rev Box on Drawing etc) and so do not refresh during document sign off process. This means lots of manual input required by the Users which is open to mistakes. The whole point of a software driven system it to reduce mistakes by doing the manual input for you. Please rectify Autodesk!
Also on a similar theme, why can’t the change order process automatically change the Lifecycle state of the file (i.e Work In Progress, In Review, Released etc). Again, too much manual input required.
Custom objects can have as their contents, a link to a file, but the file does not show a link back to a custom object. It would be valuable to create a two-directional link between a file and a custom object, so that we can see both what files have been associated with a custom obect and at the file level, what custom objects have been associated to that file. As an example, one client would like to create a custom object for each of their outside contractors. When a contractor is sent a file for modification, we would like to create a link between that file and the contractor. Now, we can go to the contractor and see what files they control, but we cannot go to a file and see how many contractors have received that file. This would be valuable to know.
Please redesign the Job Processor so it doesn't open and close Inventor/AutoCAD for each and every job it performs, its highly inefficient and slow as a sloth. It should only open and close Inventor if it needs to change the project file. But I assume it just uses the Vault project file set in Vault Options.
I would like Vault to manage external iLogic rules that are called by Inventor ipts/iams/idws.
These rules are programming code that can affect model geometry, iproperties and drawing views. External rules are saved out to a directory visible to the Inventor project file. By placing them in a directory, it is very easy to share them among different Inventor files and users. If an external rule is edited and re-run on the Inventor file, the Inventor file will change.
Users can add the external rules to Vault using the stand-alone client, but the Inventor Vault Add-in does not see the dependency between the external rules and the Inventor file. If another user, possibly at a remote site, downloads the Inventor file from vault, Vault does not know to bring the external rules too. Users must remember to grab the latest copy of the external rule directory.
Vault should track these file dependencies. The rule files should be subject to the same revision and lifecycle control as any other file in Vault. Users should be able to perform all of the typical Vault commands on these files from the Inventor browser.
In the bottom right of the window you have a more button for showing the next page of objects, and you have to click several times depending on what the threshold is set to on ADMS, I wish for a "Show All" button so the clients can quickly see everything in a folder. I would like this on Change orders, Items, and Folders.