Originally Published 6/6/2014
Hello again! I’ve spent the last month playing with Autodesk ® Vault Professional 2015 in a test environment, trying to figure out the integration with Microsoft ® SharePoint 2013. Finally loaded Vault 2015 into our production environment the other day, and have found a few annoying, if not show stopping problems. But I’m not going to rant about it here, it’s more productive to work on solutions. Like this one I want to share.
In Vault 2015, when you select on a file in either the Project Explorer or the Item master, there is no longer simply a view of your visualization file in the right hand window. There is, in it’s place, a thumbnail that you have to click to get to the visualization. Now, I’m not sure of the reason for this… I’m guessing there was one… but I hate extra mouse clicks.
|File Viewer with Thumbnail|
For the first two days I lived with it, then I got tired of it and went looking around. I found this in Tools\Actions on the main toolbar of Vault Client.
|Document Preview Options|
Simply check the boxes of any file types that apply, or as I did, check them all. Hit OK and Apply on the Options menu. Close out and return to Vault Client. Click on the file again, and it should look like the preview you are used to (at least going back to Vault 2013… I can’t speak to Vault 2014).
|Visualization Preview is Back to Normal.|
You can pan and zoom in this window as you used to be able to, with no extra mouse clicks! You’re welcome.
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