Custom Objects have been in Vault Professional for quite some time, but many people do not know what they are. Kim Hendrix, D3 Technologies, presented a class at Autodesk University 2017 explaining and demonstrating the feature.
Highlights from the Class
What are Custom Objects?
Custom Objects allow Vault administrators to create new entities to meet the needs of their team, organization, or company. Therefore administrators can create a Custom Object definition and assign it categories, lifecycles, and properties. Once the definition is created, users can create instances of that custom object directly through the user interface.
A Custom Object is a table of information residing in the SQL database that allows you to manage lists and collections of information directly in the Vault interface. Allowing for all of your data to be managed in one central location.
- Task List
- Drawing assignments
- Project Review
- List your designers and use to assign the above
- Link other files/contacts
- RFQ – containers of files
- Sequential Drawing numbers
- Track Items in same media as other documents
- Link engineering files
- Track with lifecycles and protect with securities
Kim also covers creating, configuring, examples and how to use Vault Data Standards to create forms for use with Custom Objects. Check out Kim’s class, What the Heck is Custom Objects? Don’t forget to download the handout in the class for more details.