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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
4 Kudos

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
5 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
7 Kudos

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.

11 Kudos

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.
2 Kudos

I feel we need a lookup function in the scripting functions


The basic Idea would be to duplicate the current function for linked picklists and leverage the benifits of derived fields and filtered picklists.


The script function would simply return a dmsid's or null and be able to search a specified workspace for records that match specified field/values. The return could be an array of the dmsid that could be utilized to then load the found dmsid for use in scripting access to that record for adding or extracting information.




Workspace A = tasks with two fields to identify that record: Project# (Linked Picklist) and Task ID, A third field Task Type, UDP of values (type a, type b etc.)


On Workspace B you have two filtered picklists based on Workspace A (you could use Pre-Filter on the Picklist to restrict by Type).


Use the values selected in the filtered picklist fields in a script lookup function that returns all matching dmsID from WS-A.


Using looping & load item you can then process those id's to add or extract info.


There have been several support forum discussions on this subject and thought it needed to be added to the Idea Station. Help this along by giving Kudos.


Support forum discussions:





Bob Donovan

Bigge Power Contructors



Status: Future Consideration
Hi Bob, We appreciate your ideas and inputs. We will add this to our future enhancement list. Thanks, Trung
11 Kudos

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
2 Kudos

UI Improvments

Status: Future Consideration
by Active Contributor sten on ‎02-28-2014 03:37 PM

I realize this is a big request, but here goes anyway.


I would like to have a Item Details layout that can change with workflow stage.


Often I only want to see a few fields in a given workflow stage.

I woud like if I could create different versions of the "Item Details Fields" view and specify which views to use in a given workflow stage.





Status: Future Consideration
Hi Sten, We appreciate you submitting your ideas to the idea station. We will add this to our future enhancement list. Thank you, Trung
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.
1 Kudo

My dashboard - Graph display

Status: Future Consideration
by Contributor RBocox on ‎03-27-2014 11:07 AM

I am getting pretty proficient in the charting process and have several charts in my dashboard that I use every day for tracking & reporting purposes.


The problem I have is any minor change I make in the reports section, it deletes the chart from my dashboard and I have to once again add the chart back into my dashboard. "frustrating"


I recently created multiple charts and made sure that they were working properly before publishing them and had them on mty dashboard. When I simply went into the reports and changed the report from a private to public report is once again deleted it from my dashboard even though the content didn't change. This of course happens when you make any ajdustment such as change a date or chart type as well.


Why does it delete the chart from my dashboard? This is a very frustrating problem as I have multiple charts that now I have to re-upload into my dashboard and is an ongoing issue.


The system does not seem to actually be linking the reports data base to the dashboard and appears to simply be a snapshot. Refreshing the dashhboard does not update the chart as changed in the reports tab since it no longer exists in the dashboard.


I would like to suggest that this link to the reports and dashboard be actually linked. The title fields are the same and therefore the chart is getting the data from the same location. As you refresh the dashboard, it should identify those changes and simply udate the chart in the dashboard accordingly rather than seeing it as a brand new chart deleating the old chart and then haveing to bring in again.


Thank you!



Status: Future Consideration
Hi RBocox, We appreciate you taking the time to submit this request. We will review it and add to your future enhancement list. Thank you, Trung
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