Just wanted to suggest an area of improvement in file management -
In my workflow, I try not to keep any files locally that I'm not working on. If I'm working on something, I'll check it out of Vault, make my changes, then when I check it in, I have it delete the working files.
The problem occurs when I don't want to save changes. I might check out files thinking I'm going to change something, or I might open them to check something, or I might open them to play 'what-if' games. When I'm done, I don't want to save them but I need to get rid of the working files. My choice is one of several workarounds like go to Vault and 'undo checkout' which does give me the option of deleting the files. It would be nice if I had a 'undo checkout and delete working files' checkbox when it asks me if I want to save the files or not.
Another place that this management falls apart is when you have more than one 'parent' open, either two assemblies that use the same child, or an .idw and it's .iam. You check the first one in but it won't delete any files because one of them still needs to stay open. Or if you check them in in the wrong order. When you are done, you're left with working files locally and no easy way to clean them up. To clean this up I go thru the folders and delete any files that are in Vault by looking for the circle. Very time consuming. A utility that makes this easier would be nice.
Our company reuses multiple files over and over again. These files are locked down using the item master and are all in the released state. We continuinly have issues with every version of Inventor related to the migration of those files. To have to manually create a change order, add all these parts to change them to work in progress and then to migrate them, is not a process that can be done manually due to the sheer number of parts involved. When you install vault on the server it migrates the content center, is it possible to make it schedule a tast to migrate every single files within vault including the released items? This would save many hours of crash and other issues all relating to the migration of the files.