Custom Objects were introduced into Autodesk Vault in 2014, but they are hidden and you have to know how to use them correctly. A Custom Object can have its own customised object definition security, assigned properties, and participate in life cycle changes. This is great because you can attach file links to a custom object.
In this example lets create a Vendor Record Custom Object that will hold Vendor information.
First log into the Vault and click on Tools > Administration > Vault Settings
Then select the Custom Objects Tab and the click on Configure:
In the Configure Custom Objects Dialog box select New and enter the following information:
**Note: you can create a icon by saving an image to an ICO file.
You can create your own custom object definition security by clicking on the Configure and then assigning the permissions as necessary.
Once you are done click on OK and then log out of the Vault Client, and log back into the client. (The new object will not be visible until you log off and log back into the vault)
When you log back into the Vault you should see the following Vendors in the Home Tab.
Now on the back end you can create Properties that will be specific to the Custom Object, and you can create lifestyles that control the custom objects.
Properties can be mapped by going into Tools > Administration > Vault Settings > Behaviours > Properties. Once in the Properties dialog box make sure to select the Custom Objects in the Associations.
Also the you can change the Categories which will control the life cycle and which properties you want to display.
To create a new Vendor in our example you can click on the Vendors tab and click on New which will create a new Vendor.
This will create a new Vendor in the Vendors tab. Now you can assign links from files that reside in Vault and paste them as links into the custom object.
Now you can give Custom Objects a try.
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