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Workspace Colour Theme

Status: Future Consideration
by Mentor on ‎05-02-2013 09:22 AM

Hi Guys,


The PLM 360 user interface is great. Its very clean and consistent between workspaces. However, some of our users complain that its not always easy to tell one workspace from another.


I think it would be a great idea to be able to add a soft colour theme to individual workspaces. Nothing too complicated. Light almost white shades would be enough. Perhaps one workspace could have a light blue interface coulour while another could be a light green. Perhaps all email notifications from individual workspaces could have the same colour shading?



Status: Future Consideration
Hi David, This is a good suggestion. Currently we identify each section with icons. The icons than represent in the workspaces that belongs to the various sections. Also on the top left hand corner we also have workspace name. We don't have any unique identifier for the workspaces. We will take your suggestion into consideration, and add to our future enhancement list. thanks, Trung
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Our request is for the dashboard charts to be able to be set to be visible by default at log on.  In our company it is crucial for users to be able to see their current KPIs, metrics etc easily.  Having them visible at logon (and any time they revist their homepage), means that they see them daily without having to remember to look for them.  We believe this will help to improve the company productivity, accuracy and timeliness in hitting weekly targets - all very important for us!


This fits nicely with the suggestion of having user based roles for dashboards and being able to set which sections are collapsed or expanded by default ( ), both of which are also great ideas.


In truth, I rather assumed that having charts that were specific to the user login and being able to set them as always visible came by deault so it 's a bit disappointing to discover that functionality is not there yet!  However, I'm sure Autodesk will be able to being this about in a future release!


Many thanks,




Status: Future Consideration
This is a good and valid request. We will add this to our future enhancement list.
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After having become more familar with PLM it appears to me that the BOM handling across workspaces are lacking.


I like the idea of having multiple workspaces because it allows me to collect different information for different types of items. 

But I have come to the conclusion that this is simply not viable at this point, because:


1) PLM does not support BOM import when it references items in other workspaces. (It is possible manually)


2) Even if I did add them all manually, I cannot create a BOM view that includes my custom fields from other workspaces because the BOM view can only see the Descriptor field from other workspaces.


The result of this is that I have to put everything in a common workspace have have to clutter up the item details with a lot of fields that does not apply.


Proposed improvement

1) Include cross-workspace BOM import


2) More configurale BOM view, where I can specify the FIELDNAME (could be free text) for each column. If the FIELDNAME does not exist for a specific item/WS on the BOM, just leave it blank. For example: If I am referencing 3 different workspaces in a BOM and 2 of them has a field called PART_NUMBER, I would expect the value to be inserted if available, otherwise left blank/null.


Status: Future Consideration
Hello plmadmin, We appreciate your submission, and we will add this to our future enhancement list. thanks, Trung
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If you could add the tabs to the workspace the same way you add a field, you would gain a ton of functionality. Even if you were still restricted to the same types of tabs currently available (grid, BOM, etc.), being able to add multiples of a tab and to add them only when necessary would be a great boost.

7 Kudos

Desktop folders

Status: Future Consideration
by Contributor jonas.andersson on ‎02-13-2013 03:45 AM

A function where a "desktop folder" can be added inorder to add/view documents from the desktop/finder directly into PLM360. The folder to be added should be connected to a certain workspace, where the user can chose which workspaces should be able to "share" information. 


The folder should be a direct connection through the username and password from the user, where permissions should be added depending on what role the user has.


Similar to dropbox, but with the added finess of PLM360.


Kind regards,



Status: Future Consideration
Jonas, interest idea. I don't think is something we'll address right away, but let's come back to this in the future
6 Kudos

More UI Control Over Items

Status: Future Consideration
by Distinguished Contributor obourne on ‎01-29-2014 03:53 PM

I realise this could be a big topic for development but I'll keep it to a few requests:


  1. Be able to have item tabs listed on far right in a vertical orientaion. Makes for a bit more realestate at the top.
  2. Work wrapping on left view list (useful when field is a paragraph type).
  3. Control font type, color, underline etc. for Field Names.
  4. When editing item details have comment section be listed on left side. It will align with the field and be easier to match the comment to the field.
  5. Have format control over a matrix (i.e size, column width etc.)
  6. Be able to configure buttons that point to URLs for quick navigation. We can only point to items now. I'd like to point to reports, workspaces, admin sectionc etc.
Status: Future Consideration
Hi obourne, We appreciate your inputs and ideas. We will add this to our future development list. Thank you, Trung
6 Kudos

Cloning Views

Status: Future Consideration
by rkierans on ‎06-04-2013 05:52 AM



I have beening setting up views in a workspace. Some of the views are similar and would require a lot of the same field columns and filters. Can you please introduce a clone feature for views so taht these views could be set up quicker




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Is there a chance that the same ability to move multiple dates out at the same time that is found in the milestones tab, can be replicated in the Project Management tab? With the complex way we are using PLM360 to support project management we cannot utilize the milestones tab.


That said we really like the ability to move multiple task dates out without having to change them one by one.


Is this possible?




Dan Naugle

Status: Future Consideration

Hi dnaugle,


We appreciate you taking the time to submit this idea.


To clarify:


1.  You want the ability to shift the dates on the Project Management Tab.

2.  By shifting the end date, how would you compensate for the shifting of the Milestone.

       a) Do we keep the milestones the same but only shift the end date

       b) Do we need to recalculate the Milestones to compensate for the date changes

3. In MS Project when you shift the dates, it will also shift the predecessors. 

      a) Do you want that same functionality?


Please provide more details and clarify some questions.


We will take it into consideration, and we will add to our future enhancement list.


thank you,



5 Kudos

Administration Navigation

Status: Future Consideration
by j.stewart on ‎08-15-2013 07:00 PM

In the general workspace area it would be great to support easy navigation between the workspace features.


When working on the Item Detail Tab the header shows  <Administration><WorkspaceName><Workspace Layout>

It would be nice to support the abiltiy to click on the WorkspaceName and returns to the list of features for that Workspace.


Currently when you click cancel it returns to the Workspace Manager that lists all the workspaces.

If the workspace that you are working in is at the botom of a list of 30 workspaces, then you need to scroll down to click on another feature. Not ideal from an Administration User Experience.


Navigating from the active Header links would be sweet



Status: Future Consideration
I think this is a good idea. We are trying to find ways to improve the navigation. We will add this to our list. PS - f you you are in the Workspace Setting, and you click Cancel it will take you up to the same workspace list.. I also tried this with Item Details Tab, Grid Tab, and Bill of Materials Tab by using the Cancel button, it will take you out to the same workspace.
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We need to have the ability to rearrange the columns in My Outstanding Work. This gives flexibility for the users to have a visual of the columns in the way he wants.


Good feature to have.





Status: Future Consideration
Hi Deepak, We appreciate you submitting this request. We will add this to our future enhancement list. Thank you, Trung
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