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Use Vault Path property to define category

Status: Under Review
by Contributor Maarten65 on ‎07-25-2012 04:46 AM

In Vault objects have a property called path. I like to use the property in a rule when determin which category the part is.

For example:

If path contains "LIBRARY" category_name = "Library parts"

If path contains "DESIGN" category_name = "Design parts"

If path contains "Content Center Files" category_name = "CC parts"


In this way a user only has to place the part at teh right location on disk. During initial check in it will get the correct category automaticly.

Status: Under Review
by Board Manager on ‎02-11-2013 12:53 PM
Status changed to: Under Review
by Mentor on ‎04-21-2014 09:20 AM



Any news regarding this? It's really a major issue (in my opinion) regarding assigning a specific lifecycle for Content Center Files.

Actually the solution bellow is not a good one regarding custom parts from Content Center and Frame parts.


Thanks in advance

by Mentor ‎06-10-2014 06:00 AM - edited ‎06-10-2014 06:00 AM

This functionality needs to be added to vault.  Anyone who has ever tried to implement vault across multiple divisions in a company can speak to how important this functionality would be.


Vault allows us to display the "Path" as column in the UI, so why no love to use it within a categorization rule?


While using templates with a custom iProperty and/or Data Standard help, there are many situations where it does not - categorization by path would be the cleanest solution.


P.S. Depending on the customer and their folder structure, this may also help another issue I have with deploying vault across multiple divisions which is the ability to distinguish the "type" of DWG file. 




Ryan Small

SolidCAD (Autodesk Reseller)

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