Tracking design projects in Vault

I have previously discussed the merits of saving searches in Vault for immediate reuse of any search conducted with the Vault "Find" command, but there are some interesting combinations that I have recently run across. If you are like most engineers or designers, you probably have multiple jobs or projects you are managing at the same time. This can make it really confusing to keep track of what has been completed, and what still requires additional work.

Using saved searches in Vault with a combination of folder locations and file status can be a great way to quickly see the status of your current designs.
Here is an example of a saved search that locates all of the files still checked out beneath a specific Vault folder structure (core Vault):




Here are all of the WIP files in another Vault location (Vault Workgroup and above):



So whatever level of Vault you are using, there is a search that can help you out with determining project completion, and finding that require additional work.


Contributed by Ben of the Tata Technologies CAD Geeks