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Drag & Drop - Vault to Application

Status: Future Consideration
by Mentor on ‎07-08-2012 07:00 PM

I would LOVE to see Drag'n'Drop functionality from Vault to Inventor Assemblies and the Application Window, While keeping folder references valid.


At the moment you can Drag'n'Drop files from Vault to Inventor, but it opens them from a temporary directory. Now that Vault allows us to specify a default Project File. it should be able to open the part from the working directory instead. 


Ideally it would allow us to drop a file into an assembly by dropping into the assembly file edit window or open a file by dropping onto the application title bar.


This functionality would enable users to search Vault for parts using keyword search (skip the 3rd party PLM system in our case), browse the search results using thumbnails, then just place the desired part straight into our assembly without the need to 'Get' the files, then 'Place' them.


Awesome idea... Make sure you spell my name right in the credits!

by *Expert Elite* on ‎07-09-2012 08:54 AM

I completely agree and its SO close right now as it works excepts it uses a temporary file location

by Contributor Maarten65 on ‎07-25-2012 04:50 AM

100% support from me!

by Distinguished Contributor obourne on ‎07-25-2012 08:03 AM

I totally agree.

by Contributor Maarten65 on ‎01-14-2013 11:03 PM

Would make working with Vault in one screen and inventor in the other very easy and fast.


by Distinguished Contributor tmoney2007 on ‎02-07-2013 08:08 PM

This would be extremely helpful.  All of our engineers work with 2 monitor (at least) so anything that adds utility to that setup would be very welcome.

by Board Manager on ‎02-11-2013 11:37 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
by Employee on ‎04-17-2013 02:32 PM
Status changed to: Future Consideration
by Valued Contributor mdurst on ‎10-25-2013 01:40 PM

This was actually something you could do in previous versions of Vault.  I want to say that it was actually ProductStream 2009 where you could do this.

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