Autodesk Vault manages all your design and engineering files, regardless of the file type. Files can be Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Revit, Moldflow, 3Ds Max, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, or any other file used in a design's lifecycle. You can organize all of your files and keep them in one location for easy access. All file versions are retained, so you never misplace or replace past versions. The vault stores each version of a file, along with all the file's dependencies, giving you a living history of the project as you work on it. The vault also stores file properties such as the user name, date, and comments for rapid searching and retrieving.
In a design team, all the files and associated data are stored on the server so all users have access to the information and its history. Each member of a team must have a unique login name and password. Team members check out files to prevent more than one member from editing the same file at the same time. Once a file is checked back into the vault, team members can refresh their local copies of the model file to get the latest version from the vault, so all members of the design team work together.
The very nature of a data management system requires that some planning be done to optimize file access and organization. We recommend all users not familiar with data management solutions to contact their Autodesk Authorized Reseller or Autodesk Professional Services for additional advice.
Launch the Autodesk Vault stand-alone client.
Log into the vault.
Log out of the vault.
Open a file stored in the Vault.
Launches the local working folder for Vault files.
Updates the selected file(s) with the properties in the vault.
Check file in for the first time or check a file back into the vault.
Checks a file out of the vault.
Undoes a file checkout.
Launches the Vault Options dialog where you can configure your settings for the Vault add-in.