With a file you can drag-and-drop onto your desktop or into an email making it extremely easy to send PDF's and other type files to someone else. However with the associated files of an item no such option exists. You need to "go to folder" and then drag it into the email.
I'm proposing either opening up the new Item modeless dialog to allow me to drag-and-drop files onto my desktop or into my email or adding a "send to" type feature where I could right-click the associated file and send it to an email
As it currently stands it is not possible to delete users and groups within Autodesk Vault.
This is a problem. I understand Autodesk's stance on that the users need to be retained for historical reasons, however the management side of things needs to be improved.
For example I created a group and users that were never used. Why can't I delete them? Objects that were never used should be allowed to be deleted. Also as the database grows and users are hired and terminated, the list will grow to an unmanageable mess.
What has happened to me is that I am in the middle of implementing Vault for my company. When I first set it up I created users. However, since then we have switched to a Domain and have now imported the Domain users and groups to use. Now I have groups and users that have never been used that I have no way of deleting or using for anything else.
I have found blogs and forum posts suggesting that users be diabled and renamed so that they are sorted appropriately. This is a hack solution at best and not a real solution to the problem.
As I see it two things need to happen:
1. Unused users and groups need to be allowed to be deleted.
2. There needs to be additional options and sorting methods for used users and groups that are no longer active. ie. Once they are disabled they are moved to a different list and only retained for historical purposes.
We would love to see the worklist color coded by state. Customizing the colors so we could pick what color was assigned to each state would be fantastic. But basically the idea would be to highlight each item in the worklist by state. So for example you red could be assigned to all change orders that have been approved and are needing effectivity to be set and closed.
I appologize for my coloring skills but here is what it might look like.
When a user checks out version 3 of a file, for example, the vault creates the version 4 as kind of a placeholder for when the file is checked back in. Other users see that version 4 is checked out to that user.
For me it would be handy to be able to extend this functionality to new drawings. For Example, when a user creates a new drawing and saves it when using a vault project, the vault creates the placeholder for version 1 in the same way it does for existing vault drawings.
This would be handy to see what other users are working on, prevent potential issues where users could both use the same file name before first check in.