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 Edit Routing window, please add columns for user first name and last name in both the "Change Order participants" grid and the "Routing participants" grid. We import domain users and the user name is not a person's actual name. (see attached image). This does not make for an intuitive interface for the users. Please make the window resizable too.
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.
It would be great if we could configure the software to Remove the 'submit and force approval' button and the 'fast track approval' button. Currently looks the same as the 'submit' button and this will get accidently pressed. I know you are going to say ‘your engineers shouldn’t have permission to force approval’. That’s right, we could set it up so this is the case. Unfortunately, we have had to make all our Engineers Change Order Administrators so they can edit the Change Routing List (Checker etc). Something Autodesk could rectify is to make the Change Order roles more configurable.
This is something else that seems like a bit of an after thought... I'm going to predict this won't be voted up as a tiny minority of Vault users will ever use this area of the software, but it's rubbish and needs improving, so here goes:
1) A GUI for editing the email template is required. The email sent out by notification is extremely user unfriendly, unsightly, unprofessional and it would make the world of difference if this could be editable. I don't mean an Autodesk controlled level of customisation either, I mean provide full HTML editing capability with the option of including property information and hyperlink control.
2) When adding additional recipients into the email notification, this needs to reference active directory. There's no reason why it can't. When I want to add someone within my organisation to the email list, I shouldn't have to type in their full email address "email@example.com".
3) A tick box option to control whether or not an email is sent on a specific ECO transition, rather than a black & white it's on or off setting which is currently how it works. Most people only give a toot about the ECO being raised, they don't really need to be told every time it moves from one state to the next. I get that this is to prompt someone that work is to be done, but more flexibility would be nice.
Can we please be a little more descriptive in the error messages?
I get a message that tells me I cannot move a specific file in the vault from one location to another.
The message reads "File Cannot be moved" looking at the details it says "File could not be moved due to vault error"
Really? Why couldn't it have explained to the detail of saying one of the factory files was checked out causing this file not to be moved. This is just one example. I would like to see all messages be a little more descriptive.
Side note. I would like to see less messages as well. That is more of how the software is written though.
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.
Folder and lifecycle state security is a useful feature, but it can be really hard to use. For example, it's hard to find out which users have access to which folders. Likewise if a user doesn't have access, it can be hard to figure out why. If you are managing many folders, you are forced to manage them one at a time.
One possible improvement to provide a view like in the Effective Folder Permissions app, which unrolls the security settings to show a per-user view.