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Check Out Files from Inventor BOM Editor

Status: Under Review
by Distinguished Contributor obourne on ‎10-22-2012 03:19 PM

In IV while editing a BOM I need the ability to check out a file from Vault. Currently while in the BOM editor if I want to modify the propertirs of a file I need to get out of the editor and open the file, check it out and then switch back to the assembly and open the BOM again, make my edit....repeat. It makes for a much smoother woprkflow to be able to check out the file directly from the editor and check it in as well.


It's true that many of these edits could be made in vault IF the UDPs editable and mapped which is not always the case. Some companies have decided to edit iprops only in IV. Also, if I'm over riding a qty or changing BOM structure I must do that in IV.

Status: Under Review
By: *Expert Elite* | Posted ‎11-01-2012 08:20 AM

This is a great idea! 


For us the Inventor BOM is the quickest and easiest method to edit iProperties / meta data on a collection of files... and I agree that it is very frustrating to have to exit the BOM because you forgot to checkout a file before



By: *Expert Elite* | Posted ‎11-01-2012 08:21 AM

I should also add that we have iLogic rules setup to insure things like descriptions properly reflect the components dimensions and type. This isn't possible to do when editing properties within Vault

By: Board Manager | Posted ‎11-07-2012 12:23 PM
Status changed to: Under Review
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