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to copy a design needs often a lot of time to rename.

If the copy should bei in the same folder, you have to delete at every file the " (2)" and rename it.

There are the options prefix and suffix but i think its not enough.With them you can olny add something, not replace ore delete.


With options like rename it will be quicker.



You have files with speeking filenames like this:







and want to make this:






you have need a lot of time.


Best regards







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I think it is crazy that everytime the state is changed within vault, specifically from "Released" to WIP, I have to synchronize the properties.  Why aren't the properties automatically syncing when the state is changed.  They should be.  Changing states should not be a two step process.

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Create and manage users; Assign newly created user to default group.

Status: Solution Provided
by Valued Contributor gary.belisle ‎12-17-2013 11:45 AM - edited ‎12-17-2013 11:46 AM


When automatically creating new user accounts, it would be nice to have them set to a default Group such as a "View Only" group. This would virtually eliminate the number of requests to the Vault Administrator needed to set up each user account. (For me at least...)




Status: Solution Provided
If you are using Active Directory groups and users, this is already done. A new user that is in a domain group that has already been added to Vault will get an automatically created vault user account with the appropriate group and permissions.
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How many times to you put something in the search box only to find that you've previously navigated to the wrong folder?  And then when you move to the correct folder, Vault resets the search field and you have to type everything back in again?

This happens to me all the time.  Wouldn't it be great if the search box didn't reset itself when we navigate between folders?  I think so.

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If I have an item released and I want to migrate it to my current version of inventor, I have to change the state to Work In Progress, check the file out, save it, check it back in, update the item in item master, and finally re-release the item.  Currently my company has about 200,000 items in our item master, so doing this manually is not an option.  Can we get a utility that will do all 6 of these steps automatically?

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Drawing compare

Status: Solution Provided
by Valued Mentor on ‎08-23-2012 10:33 AM

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. 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.


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I think it could be usefull if tou add a field in custom property definition so administrator could specify a regular expression to validate user Input.

In this way administrators could quite easily define a field in wich user can insert olny text properly formatted.

For example a code in the format AA-NNN in which AA can be one of ME, EL, PN, BU and NNN can be a number from 000 to 999


I know regular expression are not very known nor very easy to understand, but for this cases this would be very useful.



Status: Solution Provided
Autodesk Vault Data Standard permits administrators to configure data entry requirements including format, create rules and predefined list values. Vault Data Standard can be downloaded from subscription center.
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When opening a file from Inventor, you can choose released or non-released biased. But when opening directly by double-click on a file in Vault Explorer, you can choose.


I propose to add an option (user choice) to choose the default option.

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I have seen an example of how the shortcut for the web client can include a windows authentication login to automatically log that person in.  It would be useful to have a way to push the credentials of a local vault account through the Web client log in process.

Mark Cloyed

Status: Solution Provided
You can push the Server name and Vault through the web URL but we would have no idea who the user is on the other side.
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It would be really useful if you could map the Vault Lifecycle state to the Drawing.  This would be useful as a visual ‘stamp’ whether a Drawing has been released or not.

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