Navisworks if great for comparing a historical and current model. It is not possible to load historical revisions from models to compare them to each other. On this moment you need to models with different names/file type to compare them.
Not having this feature has a significant impact on the process for comparing models during design phase, particularly one which has a somewhat complex or large modeling projects.
Due to this product limitation, it might actually put users off from using Vault in combination with Navisworks.
Streamline the UI functionality between all Vault add-ins. The best example is AutoCAD with the ability to use shortcuts, saved searches from the dialog. And make it this way possible to use Revisions of a file to be loaded. By solving this the users know what to expect when opening files from Vault.
We have an approval document that we attach to a drawing. That document only pertains to that one drawing. When using Copy Design on this drawing, however, it will keep the link to the approval document. This forces the user to go find the link and delete it. If they forget, it causes confusion. The same problem exists with properties, copy design does not offer an option to clear out properties when copying (as far as I know).
What we would like:
An option to strip attachments from files when copying a design.
An option to strip properties from files when copying a design.
For files that may be stored in one folder, but may not be linked by a drawing, or top level assembly.
Provide a functionality (similar to Copy Design) to copy a folder. This would reduce the need to link files together, or create a "dummy" assembly to copy files related within a folder, but not connected directly by file heirarchy.
byJHUNT10707-30-201408:11 AM - edited 07-30-201408:14 AM
Please remove the "Details" button that expands the Warning/Error message windows. In my experience the average user doesn't even SEE the button. The button only hides relevant information from the user.
I'm curious what prompted the creation of the "Details" button in the first place?
I see no reason for Vault to use numeric codes to represent errors. It would be much better if the error codes used words instead. For example, "InvalidUserPassword" is a much more useful error code than "301".
Vault report templates use an older RDLC file format. Because of the older format, newer versions of Visual Studio cannot be used to edit these files.
The biggest advantage of the old RDLC format is that there are free editors available. I tested out Visual Stuido Express 2010 and 2012, and they do not support RDLC editing. I'm not sure if there are any free third-party editors for the new format.
I would like a way to create a saved search in Vault workgroup that allows me to see if any files in a certain folder are newer than what is saved on my desktop. I can create one if I have a numerical value for the Vault version, but not one that identifies what files are at a different version than what is on my desktop. This will work great for 2D or 3D part libraries in which there are multiple subfolders under one main folder and it is also updated by anyone. Currently, I must go through each subfolder to know what is al a different state. This would allow me to at a glance see if anything in my library is out of date and use the files on my desktop instead of checking them out everytime.