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Change Order

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by Distinguished Contributor jparks_79 on ‎01-18-2013 01:26 PM

The change order functionality as it currently exists, appears to be ok. I like the workflows you can create and linking of files. But, I would like to suggest enhancing Change orders into something much more general. It seems as if it could also be useful to track any task or project. Not just ECO's


I would consider calling it a task manager or Task orders. Then have different categories of tasks. 1 being a change order or another configurable task types. This could be used to track projects in the office a little more effectively. Our company keeps developing external tools to do almost the same thing. except the engineer and designer has to work in yet a different software or tool to complete their job.


Integrating the tool into our cad environement would be very helpful. I believe the change order mechanism could be enhanced to allow for such project/task management.

By: Board Manager | Posted ‎01-29-2013 01:52 PM
Status changed to: Accepted
Have you tried using Custom Objects inside of Vault to create Project and Task management?
By: Distinguished Contributor jparks_79 | Posted ‎01-29-2013 01:57 PM

I have not, as we are still in version 2012, soon to migrate to 2014. I have read about the custom objects. Is task management and project management a common use for the custom objects?

By: Board Manager | Posted ‎02-11-2013 12:34 PM

Yes, those are common uses of custom objects as well as using properties and categories on folders for project managment.

By: Board Manager | Posted ‎02-11-2013 12:35 PM
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By: *Expert Elite* | Posted ‎02-14-2013 09:01 AM

I've actually set up an alternate numbering scheme in my change orders for general design requests, vs the ECO for revision level changes.  That way, a new design task can actually include marked up prints (most of our jobs are similar to existing ones), and we can attach things like equipment cut sheets, or engineering data... and save them like an ECO for future reference.  Haven't gone live yet, so I'm not sure how well it will work but it has promise.

By: Distinguished Contributor jparks_79 | Posted ‎02-14-2013 12:10 PM

That sounds like a good idea chris. I have looked at the custom objects, although they do have a lot of flexibility, they ar emissing some of the, robustness, i guess would be the word.


Maybe I will give the alterante numbering scheme a try. Its just people have a hard time looking past the name of things sometime. lets see.

By: Board Manager | Posted ‎03-24-2014 01:49 PM
Status changed to: Solution Provided
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