Every once in a while you may find yourself in a situation where you need access to modify certain files pronto and someone else has them checked out. To make matters worse they’re unavailable (offsite) or even out of the country! Here we’ll show you how to overcome that. Let’s say you’re a user in the Training Vault who needs access to all the documents of the Hand Truck: "Axle.sldprt", "Brace.sldprt", and a few others. Your boss tells you to take over the design because the deadline got pushed up and you log in to start working on them – which is when you find out that they are still checked out to Bob!
What’s more, if you check the presence note by hovering your mouse over Bob’s name,
and clicking on the presence note ( ), you find he’s on vacation and won’t be back for nearly a week!
The answer? Admin: Undo Checkout!
Contact your admin who can log into the vault as the "EPDM Administrator" aka "Admin" and perform an undo check out. Now if you can login as Bob then you could undo checkout the files yourself, but chances are you can’t reach him if you’re still anxiously reading this. Only the Admin can undo checkout someone else’s files. Once logged in as Admin:
you can browse to the files, highlight them all and and from the right click menu pick "undo checkout".
Make sure to click the "Undo check out" boxes or nothing will happen.
You’ll get a message for each file asking you if you are sure, simply say yes to each one and you’re done!