Autodesk Vault manages all your engineering files, regardless of the file type. Files can be Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Moldflow, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, or any other file used in the design process. You can organize all 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 files dependencies, giving you a living history of the project as you work on it. The vault also stores file properties 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.