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"Hot" Change Order visual identification

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎07-30-2014 09:42 AM

I'm sure others have Change Orders that may need to be expedited more quickly than others. Sometimes we run into issues with "hot" Change Orders not being approved in a timely manner because there isn't really a feature in place to identifiy Change Orders that may have a more higher priority than others.


It would be nice if we could have a button we can select upon create or modifying a Change Order that would enable a visual indicator or something to let the approvers know this perticular Change Order is of high priority.


Something like this....


hot create.jpg


This is perhaps how it could look when viewing the Change Order among other "normally important" Change Orders...


hot create 1.jpg


Please leave your comments or vote with your Kudos if you like this idea or have other similar ideas.



Kenny Wilson

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Copy Design... Duplicate file names, rename in session without impact.


Recent Scenario

  1. Invoke Copy Design
  2. Starting the process using top level drawing,
  3. Rename... the process found a duplicate idw
  4. User attempted to rename the duplicate to something else but was unable to do so.
  5. Copy Design completely stopped


It would be great if Copy Design identified duplicate filenames and allowed corrective action during the process.

In this scenario, the user was unable to complete copy design and had to kill the process and start over. There must be a better way....


If this is an error on the users part, then where can I find the corrective steps? Nothing in Vault General form on this.

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Remove the "Details" button

Status: New Idea
by JHUNT107 ‎07-30-2014 08:11 AM - edited ‎07-30-2014 08:14 AM

Please remove the "Details" button that expands the Warning/Error message windows. In my experience the average user doesn't even SEE the button. The button only hides relevant information from the user.


I'm curious what prompted the creation of the "Details" button in the first place?

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Navisworks if great for comparing a historical and current model. It is not possible to load historical revisions from models to compare them to each other. On this moment you need to models with different names/file type to compare them.






Not having this feature has a significant impact on the process for comparing models during design phase, particularly one which has a somewhat complex or large modeling projects.

Due to this product limitation, it might actually put users off from using Vault in combination with Navisworks. 





Streamline the UI functionality between all Vault add-ins. The best example is AutoCAD with the ability to use shortcuts, saved searches from the dialog. And make it this way possible to use Revisions of a file to be loaded. By solving this the users know what to expect when opening files from Vault.





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We have the following situation:


We have an approval document that we attach to a drawing. That document only pertains to that one drawing. When using Copy Design on this drawing, however, it will keep the link to the approval document. This forces the user to go find the link and delete it. If they forget, it causes confusion. The same problem exists with properties, copy design does not offer an option to clear out properties when copying (as far as I know).


What we would like:


  • An option to strip attachments from files when copying a design.
  • An option to strip properties from files when copying a design.
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The below picture shows an error message when I'm trying to change the state of some files. It's good but it shows 1 error at a time. This should be the complete non-compliant list so that I can use the Print Preview tool and see the entire list of affected files. SO far I have done this 4 times and I'm sure there are more non-compliant errors to come.


While I know the problem is caused by me (in this case I have the option to only allow the state change if all children are released), this request is just a helpful tool to list the affected files so that I can then work on them.



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Circular Reference Warning

Status: New Idea
by Valued Mentor on ‎07-22-2014 08:47 AM

Have Vault warn users that a circular reference exists when checking in documents, at the very least.

Currently, I can check-in documents with a circular reference.  No warning appears, and the 'Uses' tab displays incorrectly the relationships.


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2015 Thin Client Office viewer

Status: New Idea
by Contributor dmiller on ‎07-19-2014 05:26 PM

I couldn't find an existing solution or idea so here it is:


I'd like to use the thin client for users that don't or shouldn't have rights to the actual MS Office file (Word, Excel and Powerpoint).  The current 2015 implementation requires the user to download the file and view locally with Office or another desktop viewer.  I'd like it to work like it does for DWF and PDF files...opening another browser window and viewing the file in that window.  Downloading the file bypasses the security and allows users save it locally.  We have had situations where the user would use the local file and not realize there is an updated one available.  We currently publish PDFs to a read-only server share for this purpose.  I would like to replace the share with the thin client but am reluctant to do so with its current implementation.


So that my needs don't override others needs this should be configurable.  I've seen other ideas here that would like to differentiate users' ability to access the master file.  This is related to my request.


If I am missing a something in the configuration that would let me do this, please let me know.



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The following has been copied from my discussion on the Vault forum and it was suggested that i put it here:


I was thinking that it would be nice if the comments on the Vault check in was automatically updated with the revision history (for the current revision).


For example;

check out drawing.dwg


update rev history - eg. Diameter dim added

check-in drawing.dwg

- at the bottom of the check-in splash screen the comments section is automatically populated with Diameter dim added


Is this possible? perhaps with a bit of ilogic? - its all to easy to just click through the screen and not add any comments!

on thinking further......perhaps adding a button on the Vault Check-In dialog to allow you to update with the rev history if desired would be better.
- I guess sometimes you may not want to update with the rev history, if you check out to amend a typo for example.

The reason I thought an option might be nice to choose whether or not to add the info from the rev table is that i thought there may some repetition in the comments (for the different versions) that isn't neccessary. If for instance a drawing is revised to change the length of a part and add a note. The rev history would say:

Rev Description
B Length changed & note added

When checked in the comments would update with: Length changed & note added

Then once checked in you realise that you've made a small typo (in the note), so you check out, correct, check in - wouldnt you want the comment to be: typo amended, and not Length & note added?

Guess what I'm trying to say is it would be nice to perhaps differentiate between rev change and version change....

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Plotting with Dwg Page setups

Status: New Idea
by Mentor on ‎07-17-2014 10:06 AM

If a page setup exists in the drawing, I would think that is what you would see when you select "page setups" when batch plotting from Vault.

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