by Kim Hyde
An ever increasing number of customers using Autodesk Vault Professional now operate over multiple Vault sites (either Nationally or Internationally) to connect their design groups in real-time. The general `Globalization’ of design operations has dictated a high demand on companies to utilize their resources from office-to-office and across different time-zones.
Vault Professional’s ability as a data management product has proved the perfect solution to share, edit and manage designs via a common platform.
Whether using a single or multiple SQL models, managed files are replicated to a scheduled frequency; in addition, files added to one location can be replicated `on-demand’ for immediate access. With this in mind, I have created the following information and images to help user identify if a file is replicated (available on the local site being accessed), and a general search tool to see the status for all files current not replicated.
Turning on the `Files Replicated’ property column.
Start by customizing the top `folder content’ window by right-clicking over one of the column headers, then select Fieldsand add the File Replicated property (arranged in a suitable order).
Files currently not replicated are displayed as a glyph and roll-over indicators
If a file is accessed via Get or Check-Out, the user is prompted to get an immediate copy to their local site `on-demand’
Once the file is copied, the indicators will be updated to show the file is available on the local site:
Creating and saved search to indicate all Vaulted files not currently replicated.
Using the search window set up the parameters as follows (use the save function on completion, create a suitable name):
Property = File Replicated
Condition = is false
Saved search appears under the folder `My saved searches’