Another thing I really liked was just a stupid option I had in the game that would optionally load an arbitrary text file and echo that file to the output window. That way I could tell it to echo any error logs that I got from artists, and all the errors were logged like " file (line) : string " so that I could just go through the VC output window and double click them and go straight to code.
These kind of things don't actually save you a huge amount of time, but they make debugging and responding to errors much much more pleasant, which makes it far more likely that programmers will actually respond when the artists are running around like chicken little with their hair on fire saying "the build is broken! the build is broken!".