When batch plotting inside Vualt Client, I would like the option to plot individual Autocad drawings to a single PDF file. Currently, Inventor drawings will do this automatically, since the sheets are a set within a single idw file. With Autocad drawings, however, we often have projects that may contain as many as 36 individual dwg files. Even if these are controlled by a sheet set or an Acad Electrical project, they batch plot from Vault Client as individual pdf files. These, then, have to be manually compiled into a single pdf for transmittal to customer, vendors etc.
The option, (checkbox perhaps) to compile them into a single pdf right in the plot window, would be a tremendous time saver.
Need the ability to allow Checkers and Approvers to edit the User Defined Properties in a change order. Or create two more roles which woud be a Checker/Editor and Approver/Editor. We have added UDP's in change orders that are often change order specific and are edited while they are checking the items/files in a change order. They need the ability to edit them.
Right now, we give the Change Admin rights as well as Checker or Approver rights. But, that gives them too much of role.
Also, by have change admin rights, they get bombarded with all the emails a change admin would get and they don't need to see them.
This has been a request for about 5+ years. Please help!
I have recently run into several situations where we cannot assign the item number through a mapping of the filename. I found that this functionality was available back in 2010, but was lost when the properties module was redesigned for 2011 and has not worked that way since. This is most critical for non-CAD files, such as PDFs and TIFFs, as they do not typically have other properties to support a mapping. It would be great to have a way to assign the item number to use the filename without the extension.
For enviroments where IT controls the server, and Engineering can't access it easily it'd be nice if Engineering could add a list of blocks to index from the client side. Maybe add access to this in the global settings under integrations.
This isn't so much an idea or a wish, it's necessity. I have 150+ engineers using Items and working with the BOM tools, we've recently moved from a third party cheap BOM management system to Items, and this cheap system was a lot more user friendly, I hear the same words every day "so we've moved to a new system that does less than the old one?".
All of the below points all road back to one compelling factor, whoever at Autodesk was responsible for designing Items has never worked with an engineering BOM in real life.
1) It's currently not possible to search within an Item BOM. This is crazy. If I have a BOM with 2000+ lines in there, which I do, I have many of them, I can't search in context to check for something. People need to do this on a daily basis.
2) I can't see or check what the Item BOM was like at a specified date in the past. Vault has a habit of tampering with BOMs, people have a habit of tampering with BOMs, it's vital to be able to see the BOM quantities and contents at a specified previous date, currently this is not possible.
3) Copy/Duplicate an Item. It's normal practice to create multiple parts in the Item master, all that have very similar properties and descriptions, being able to right click an item and chose 'copy part' or 'copy Item' should be there.
Project based implementations using Vault have definite beginning and end. AEC and Infrastructure Customers are Project driven.
MFG customers serving the Oil and Gas are also Project driven since machinery is custom specific for the project.Typical projects can create a large number of files throughout the Project lifecycle. E.g. Filestore = 5GB
Customer Scenario: A customer can have 20 active projects and 100 completed projects over a 5 year period.
In this scenario IT run weekly backups. 100GB for active projects and 500GB for completed projects.
Currently Vault will require that all 600GB be backed up.
Vault Project Archiving would allow IT to classify the 500GB filestore as Archive and exclude these Archive Filestore folders from the weekly backup.
Allow administrator to archive Project folders from the ADMS Console.
Project Files would be moved to a new ARCHIVE Folder that can be excluded from the ADMS backup or 3rd party Backup.
The Vault Database metadata would point to the new ARCHIVE Folder location.
The Project Files would be moved on all ADMS Filestore Servers and supported on Full replicated databases.
The metadata for the Archived Completed Project would remain in the Vault Database.
Folder ACLs can used to set the Archived Project to Read Only
It would REALLLY save us a lot of time when dealing with old or contractor files if this limitation could be removed. See attached picture. If you can do this manually I dont see why it cant be done via a search select all and drag to new folder. This would save us many many hours.