Will the upcoming Innovator 12 edit concept lead to tons of nonsense revisions?


I think this one is a good topic for a Community discussion.

I have seen the Aras Innovator 12 demo at ACE Europe 2018. One upcoming UX enhancement is a simplified way to edit an Item. I really like the new concept, but I wonder if it will eliminate the ability to overwrite existing generations when using the automatic revision mode.

Let´s assume we have an Item with Versioning Disciple “Automatic”. Typical use cases are Methods, Workflows but maybe also the standard Parts or Documents.
As long as you have locked an Item, the existing Item generation will be overwritten while editing. The current “Lock” helps to prevent that every little change leads to a new Item revision.

But as far as I have understand the demo, “Lock” will be removed in the upcoming Innovator version.
Of course we have the option to choose by our self, if we want to use Automatic or Manuel revision mode. But especially for core ItemTypes, it isn´t wise to change the revision mode.

What does the new edit concept mean for the automatic revision mode? Will we now get tons of nonsense revisions?

I am already looking forward to your opinion! And I hope Aras will correct me if I got things totally wrong.

Best regards!

  • I didn´t have seen it before, but today during transferring data from test system to a main instance. My assumption above was unfortunately true. 

    In Innovator 12 it´s not possible anymore to leave an open lock. Especially in Methods you are always forced to create a new version of a Method, even if you just accidentally closed the window. The claim flag is always erased automatically.

    Is it somehow possible to keep the claim flag active?