Vault IdeaStation
Share your wish list directly with the Autodesk Vault Development Team
New Idea
0 Kudos

Inventor option in installation

Status: Solution Provided
by Distinguished Contributor wesbird on ‎04-23-2014 07:12 AM



  it would be great to add a new option, Inventor AddIn in installation custom option. I'm in a FM firm I did not have anything to do with Inventor. 





Status: Solution Provided
Wes, if you have Inventor installed prior to install the Vault client, the Inventor add-in is installed automatically. It will be listed in the Vault client's customization options. If you install Inventor after you install the Vault client, you can go to the Add/Remove programs, select the Vault client and hit the Change button, then select Add or Remove Features and add the Inventor add-in.
1 Kudo

I'd like to see an addition to the Vault/File Status tab for a shortcut method to CHECK OUT INCLUDING ALL CHILDREN. Many times a day a have to go through the process of Vault/File Status/Options/Check Out Dialog/Settings/Include children and then the same again to turn the setting off.



Status: Solution Provided
Brendan, in Vault 2014 we have redesigned the Checkout dialog and it is much easier to perform what you are requesting with fewer clicks. When you upgrade to that release please give it a try and see if this addresses this request. If it doesn't update this idea and I will change the status.
3 Kudos



I know that Vault has a drag and Drop for Excel, word and other files.  But no AutoCAD drawings.


I know that AutoCAD has to associate the drawings and locations of those drawings via Xrefs etc.


But if there is no associated drawings to the specific drawing you want to place inside Vault.  You should be able to support a Drag and Drop command for the drawing.



Status: Solution Provided
Eric, you can drag and drop AutoCAD files if you turn off the "Disable Check In of Design Files" option in the Vault Settings dialog.
1 Kudo

View Only user account

Status: Solution Provided
by Distinguished Contributor donovan.cox on ‎02-04-2014 07:10 AM

In Vault Workgroup and Professional add a View only User account that does not have get permissions in the Vault client.


It could be called Document Viewer. 

Status: Solution Provided
Why not have this user use the Thin Client in Read-Only mode for Vault Pro?
4 Kudos

Custom Object Linking to Files

Status: Solution Provided
by Valued Contributor mark.cloyed on ‎01-20-2014 09:23 AM

Custom objects can have as their contents, a link to a file, but the file does not show a link back to a custom object.  It would be valuable to create a two-directional link between a file and a custom object, so that we can see both what files have been associated with a custom obect and at the file level, what custom objects have been associated to that file.  As an example, one client would like to create a custom object for each of their outside contractors.  When a contractor is sent a file for modification, we would like to create a link between that file and the contractor.  Now, we can go to the contractor and see what files they control,  but we cannot go to a file and see how many contractors have received that file.  This would be valuable to know.


Status: Solution Provided
This is already possible today. Here are the steps: 1. Select the file, 2. go to the Tab "Where Used" 3. Make sure the Filter for the custom object e,g. contractor is checked 4. Select Expand all as a results you will see the linked custom object in this case the linked contractors to the specific file
4 Kudos

Recover Drawing with Vault

Status: Solution Provided
by emion on ‎01-14-2014 07:33 AM

Would like to impliment a recover using the Vault system storage.


Add a button to support Opening the AutoCAD file and recover the drawing.



1 Kudo

When copying a design with a prefix or suffix you have to individually then delete the existing prefix or suffix to then apply the new one this is simply painstaking. The prefix suffix should have a replace function so you can enter the old then enter the new one done.

12 Kudos

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.
0 Kudos

Enhanced Open from Vault Dialog

Status: Solution Provided
by sth on ‎12-10-2013 03:57 AM

Dear All,

we're working with strict File numbering in Vault, this means, that Folder or filenames do not have any

description content. It'll ease the use of Vault if there would be a property grid within the dialog where the

User can select what additional properties should be displayed.

This would enable us to select files from Vault much more easier (its very easy in all Vault grids because they show us the desired property values)

Current Dialog


And this'll be the enhanced one





Status: Solution Provided
This is available in Vault/Inventor 2014.
0 Kudos

There is an Application. -Delete Local files- and introduced by an third party


This is working very fine, but I miss one option.


Delete Local file with the option to delete its direct parents file and its children.




Status: Solution Provided
Hi There, This comment seems to relate to the "delete local copy" app created by PrismaTech - I have forwarded on your request. Note that you can also post comments directly on the Appstore:
Submit Your Ideas

Share and shape product ideas.

New Idea
You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Top Kudoed Authors