When saving a project to the vault database, all studies files, results, reports and folders associated with the project are saved. You can also attach other files to the project including the following:
In a design team, the files and associated data are stored on a server giving all team members access to the project information. Each member of the team must have a unique login name and password. Team members check out a file they need to work on. A file can only be checked out to one member at a time. This prevents more than one member from editing the same file at the same time. Once a file is checked back into Vault, other team members can refresh the local copy of the file to get the latest version from the vault.
In the Project pane, beside the name of the project, is an icon that represents the status of the project within Vault.
The Go to Vault option opens the Vault client, a feature that enables you to browse the entire Vault structure, add any file to the Vault database, refresh files, and perform other Vault operations.
To work with data stored in Autodesk Vault, you must log into the Vault database that is located on the Autodesk data management server.
Close the connection to the Autodesk Vault server.
The Open button allows you to select and open a project within the Vault working folder.
The Refresh function updates the local copy of the project with data from the Vault server.
Stores the current copy of the project and associated files in the Vault database.
Check out a project so that the most recent version of the project in the Vault database can be edited.
Remove the reservation on the project and disregard any changes made.