Would like to see drawing compare added back into Vault. This was part of Design Review several years ago and it allowed you to overlay two .idw's and it would identify the differences. This was removed in about the 2008/2009 release of Vault/Design Review. It was similar to the BOM compare. And...it did work. We often need to compare the .idw's attached to an item from one revision to another. We lost alot when this feature left.
i think that there is an opportunity to improve the functionality of "manage ownership" tools, when in a replicated environment.
for example, i am in the process of deleting a dwf file that is associated / linked to an inventor file. i see that during the delete process, that i cannot complete the task because of error (something like) "cannot complete task ownership is not assigned to your workgroup".
now, we stop what we were doing, navigate to the file location (if you are not working in the folder eg working from a search result folder). take ownership of the file, or in my case, the folder that the file resides in. then navigate back to the original task (run an advanced search for particular file and resume the delete process.
idea: allow "manage ownership" functionality from within the context of the original scenario. eg, i see the task "cannot be completed due to vaulting restrictions / ownership is not currently assigned to your workgroup" ... so, let the user choose "attempt to take ownership of file or parent folder" at the time while they are in the process of another task.
note that part of this functionality could also be applied to another area of vault; eg whether in a "Search Results" page, or in view "Job Queue" display, allow multiple file selection to be part of a similar "manage ownership" functionality, and allow the functionality to be extended to manage the parent folder(s) of the files that are currently selected.
i think that if some consideration is given to this then with some development we could achieve a practical and improved result.
(please note that this is written with reference to vault collaboration 2012. i cannot say whether these things are already available in 2014)
I only notice this in Inventor because that is what I use all the time, but I find it annoying when I am working in Inventor for a bit and all of a sudden the login into vault screen will pop up. I think this should pop up and prompt you instantly when you come into any session whether it is Inventor, Autocad or what ever. Before you do anything.
While having the preview tab selected in the bottom pane, you should be able to use the up/down arrow keys on the keyboard to scroll up and down through your files. Currently, when a preview is generated, the highlighted color on the selected file changes from dark blue to light blue, and the arrow keys don't work anymore.
Not sure how often this comes up for other users, but where I work it comes up a fair amount.
If there was a way to export out the detailed list of uses for an assembly out of vault, say into a notepad file this would be useful. I know this functionality is not in workgroup. If it is in Pro please funnel this function down to lower versions.