Push an update to all projects
It would be great if there was a "super user" setting that could push a catalog update to all projects. For example: a manufacturer issues a new price list. The super user, uploads the new price list to the catalog. Then there's a button in the bar at the top that says "push to projects." When pushed, the super user could select what field they want to push to all projects that are not "approved" yet, so in estimating or pre-sales design or whatever. Then, the next time that project is opened, a message would pop up saying "these products were updated" and then list the products. So if there was special pricing, the person opening the project could then go check it.
The ability to record items held on stock in our warehouse. Giving the ability to order to stock, and order from stock to project. This would also give traceability of know which stock items were ordered on which original suppliers PO. It would then be great to take this further and manage items location within a warehouse
It would helpful if we could make groupings of accessories. For instance if we wanted to include a list of 6 accessories for a display. When we create a new display in catalog we could pick this accessory grouping for displays 32-55" for instance and it would add the 6 accessories we want to include in that size range
Item User Guide stored in the catalog
We often provide the customer with the digital copy of the user manual for their records, it would be rad if we could store the PDF on the item itself in the DT catalog so it could easily be located and saved fir the customer deliverables. It would be even more rad if there was a tool for this that could package up all the PDF user manuals from the items in the project into a zip file. Boy that would save time.
On Page Reference Graphical Intercept
A graphical shape that one can drop onto an interconnect/finish or bulk wire, that then "breaks" that connection into an on page reference, but without all the fuss. Use case example 1: Network cable between a switch and a device, connected with a finish wire CAT6 cable, take this shape and drop it onto the finish wire. It would break the finish wire physically, but maintain the connection, place a triangle with a single character (the same on both sides) indicating that this is the on page extension. The shape could be made dependent on wire type, or at least selectable. DJM.
Multiple Cost Prices per Equipment Item
Having the ability to load multiple cost prices against a single item (model#) of equipment to reflect different suppliers prices to supply. Bonus points for allowing multiple part numbers (different suppliers have different part # / SKU for the same model of equipment). This would allow for competitive comparison as well as selecting distributors with a presence in the location of the project.
read users by api
the ability to read user names, emails, etc. by API to allow easily matching a user in one system with a user in dtools. (and ensuring consistency, by using email which should be the same no matter what system)
COLUMN FORT WHO CREATED A PRODUCT [Not just last updated it]
A very easy one, but very important. A column in the main product catalogue view of 'who created' the product and the 'date'. This is needed for compliance reporting. Using a 'last updated' doesnt get us there. Its super easy, can you add it in please.
Replace Product with Package
Allow the replacement of a product with a package, or vice versa. Imagine having an item, which is a prebuilt microphone kit, needing to be replaced with a custom microphone kit.