Here I’m with some update and some questions on the Version Manager.
Update first :
I am wondering if it is ok to put the newly created file/model to the Version Manager directly by click on some button on the menu/tool bar, or right click on to the model on application view…
Except the File | Add to Version Manager option, we will also add this option to the model pop-up menu in the Application View. CR # 33 459.
Remarks and Questions:
We’d like to further discuss the view and sorting of files, versions etc. in Version Manager with you. - To be sure that we understand well… Thanks for your remarks in advance.
Actually this is OK but I have 2 small issues with it from a usability point of view. a) Now the information about the versions is in 2 different places (minor)
I’ve docked the “List of…” in the Version Manager dialog. When I click any project, list of project files will be listed in the List window. Here, I can sort them, e.g. by name (see screenshot 1).
When I click a file, its versions will appear in the List window. Again, I can sort them, e.g. by version number (see screenshot 2).
Generally, Version Manager can store a lot of projects with a lot of files and their versions/revisions.
The default sorting is the following:
Projects and files are sorted in VM alphabetically.
Versions and revisions are sorted as they are created - to clearly see what version was derived from which.
If you like to view the items in a different order, you can simply open the List of… dialog, dock it, switch between projects, files, versions - the appropriate items will be seen in the List (see the screenshots).
In the List, you can select how you’d like to sort the items. Whatever sorting you select, you can be always sure that the original (default) sorting remains preserved in the Version Manager.
I understand the default tree today shows the “Parent/Predecessor” view, but numerical/hierarchical sorting is necessary too.
Let’s say the numerical/hierarchical sorting is possible (e.g. via icons in VM toolbar). Nevertheless, for what level should the option be used? If you select numerical sorting, what items should be sorted this way - only projects, only files or all projects with all files and all their revisions/versions?
We appreciate your feedback very much. It’s a great thing we can discuss the VM features now, during the BETA testing, see your point of view and finally make the VM work better.