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Recover Drawing with Vault

Status: Solution Provided
by emion on ‎01-14-2014 07:33 AM

Would like to impliment a recover using the Vault system storage.


Add a button to support Opening the AutoCAD file and recover the drawing.



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Rollback Revision Increment

Status: Future Consideration
by Valued Contributor jeff.noel on ‎07-25-2012 12:44 PM



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.



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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.

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I know that Vault has a drag and Drop for Excel, word and other files.  But no AutoCAD drawings.


I know that AutoCAD has to associate the drawings and locations of those drawings via Xrefs etc.


But if there is no associated drawings to the specific drawing you want to place inside Vault.  You should be able to support a Drag and Drop command for the drawing.



Status: Solution Provided
Eric, you can drag and drop AutoCAD files if you turn off the "Disable Check In of Design Files" option in the Vault Settings dialog.
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Custom Object Linking to Files

Status: Solution Provided
by Active Contributor mark.cloyed on ‎01-20-2014 09:23 AM

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.


Status: Solution Provided
This is already possible today. Here are the steps: 1. Select the file, 2. go to the Tab "Where Used" 3. Make sure the Filter for the custom object e,g. contractor is checked 4. Select Expand all as a results you will see the linked custom object in this case the linked contractors to the specific file
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copy paste properties between items

Status: Comments Requested
by *Expert Elite* on ‎03-06-2014 12:44 PM

Many times is much easier to copy paste content from one item to another in the properties.

Is it possible to do that? Today I can copy paste "title" or "decription" . 

This needs to be extended to properties also.



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Compare Two items with one another

Status: Comments Requested
by *Expert Elite* on ‎03-06-2014 12:42 PM


I would like the posibility to mark two items and "compare" between them. 

The result will be the difference in different colors for properties and title or description.




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Improvements to Job Processor/Job Server

Status: Implemented
by Board Manager ihayesjr on ‎06-15-2012 07:53 AM

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.

Status: Implemented
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Improved Inventor iLogic Management

Status: Comments Requested
by *Expert Elite* on ‎11-22-2013 03:53 PM

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.



for a discussion of the current system.





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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.



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