A site is preparing to roll out Vault 2014 with the usage of the Thin Client, however this site current does not use Item Masters. Their Question which became a great idea was:
The possibility to “deactivate” (hide on a global level) the “Item Master” buttons in the Thin Client regardless of what permissions are given to the user; which could then be “activated” at a later date when Item Masters are used.
This would could help for sites that do not use this option in vault and would reduce the questions from end users on why how and what.
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.
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.
At my point, it miss the ability to go from the software file directly to the same file in the vault explorer.
It would be perfect to be able to right click in the navigator/explorator of the software where we are working right now to directly have the vault explorer open and the same file selected. Or, at least, visible.
You can actually open a file from vault but not the other way.
Please fix the way vault reads the file name. I have a list of equipment BA12-1 thru BA12-13 and the order of the folders in vault look like this.
I've had issues in the past where a user goes to create a new brace and names his new model BA12-10 not realizing that it's already been created. Then he has to go back and rename all of his file and relink them manually.
Starting a folder structure for a new project in Vault can be a timely process. From reproducing the folder structure, and in particular having to manually assign permissions to the newly created project structure.
Not having this feature has a significant impact on the process for starting a new project, particularly one which has a somewhat complex folder structure.
Due to this product limitation, it might actually put users/clients off from using Vault in the first place if there is such a time consuming project startup administration process.
Roll the Autodesk Vault 'Clone Structure' Add-in from Autodesk Consulting in as a permanent feature in Vault to aid in speeding up the project startup process.