Evaluting the process of a physical Design Review meeting, we've identified a want for a Mass Checkout/In feature. Additionally, it would be nice to have the option to simply Mass Delete attachments. This would give the user the option to bypass the "history" functionality (which is very useful to "build" by replacing files with all the marked-up then updated versions) which becomes very time-consuming when dealing with large numbers of attached files.
A "real" solution might be to simply embrace full Design Review functionality and workflows in the varous Autodesk 360 products! .dwf(x) is your own file-type... why it always seems to be an afterthought, I don't understand.
For any design review process to work efficiently, we need attributes of the file (.dwf, for instance) that can be searched and sorted. It is desireable to know the approval status without opening the file (this is more about files that are created and/or exist on my computer)! Secondly, it could save a lot of file re-creation (and allow the re-use of the file to stop round-tripping from the cloud) if the .dwf (and .dwfx) document had the option of whether-or-not to print either Mark-ups, Stamps or both!!!!
Now, I must admit where a "cloud-only" mark-up/review/approval workflow falls apart (as of today)... it's for those of us who'd like to use the .dwf(x) as an "underlay", right under the sheet-to-be-corrected. This use of the marked-up .dwf(x) allows the Autocad/Inventor user to complete and track the tasks as they are done... in their native application! If Autocad/Inventor could open a cloud-based .dwf(x), edit it, then re-publish it... transparently... it would be easier to complete the Design Review process. This is more about the Design Review product than PLM360, but I'd think that Autodesk would like to have one solution, rather than the several vaguely-similar markup/review approaches they currently employ.
To summerize my suggestions;
Mass Checkout/In in PLM360
Cloud-ize all of Design Review for consistant use in all Autodesk 360 and off-the-shelf products
Add file attributes to .dwf(x) which indicate Approved status (if they don't exist)
Add the option of printing DR markups, stamps, both or neither (if it doesn't exist)
Add the ability to preserve mark-up and stamps upon recreation of .dwf(x) without creating another file (perhaps closing the open file as part of the "Republish Sheets" (in Inventor, for instance) process would allow the user to maintain one file... one file name... ? the current process won't over-write the open file but the Republish commands are unavailable after closing the underlay mark-up.)
byAsingh511-14-201210:52 AM - edited 11-14-201210:53 AM
When using the import tool, performing a bulk import of values into a "single selection" linking picklist is possible. Unfortunately I cannot select a "Multiple Selection" linking picklist it in my import to do the same thing.
This feature is very important for our company since it would allow us to show our linked product items in one specific field, as opposed to having multiple "single selection picklists"--which doesn’t make a clean visual.
The data I have is in a excel format. With over thousands of entries, having the import tool to bulk import the linking picklist values in the multiple selection picklists would allow me to provide my tenant with the information it needs efficiently and visually appealing.
It would be nice if the software automatically resized the thumbnails in the table display view. We accidentally uploaded full resolution images and not scaled down versions. When we went to the table view the software downloaded each of the 200 4mb images and nearly locked up the web browser.
byAsingh511-06-201208:22 AM - edited 11-06-201208:25 AM
The TABS section of the preview should open up and expand when clicked on instead of redirecting to the specific item. This would allow the quick easy access to key information such as BOM items, attachments, relationships, changes ext. Also there should be the ability to click the specified print view for the item as well.