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What’s new in Vault?

Every release of Vault is packed with user-requested updates to help you speed up design workflows, reduce repetitive tasks, and work the way you want.

Vault 2023: what’s new overview video (video: 2:39 min.)

Vault 2023: More modern, connected, and insightful than ever

Customer-driven enhancements boost productivity and the new Vault Gateway makes it easier to connect remote users.

New features in Vault 2023

  • Vault gateway

    Access Vault data securely when working remotely without the need for a VPN connection.

  • AutoCAD add-in enhancements

    Focus on your design tasks while viewing important design data and data management workflows for optimum efficiency.

  • Lifecycle state colors

    Easily recognize the state of files in the file grid by color.

  • User interface enhancements

    Experience a brand-new user interface with a modern dark and light look and feel.

  • Inventor instance properties support

    Save time with access to instance properties in Vault without having to go back to Inventor.

  • Inventor read-only mode

    Gain more control over how you view Inventor files using Inventor read-only.

  • Markups

    Collaborate by marking up designs to add and share comments, information, and suggestions for design changes.

  • Design file restrictions

    As an administrator, you can customize and enforce design file restrictions for check-in through the Vault client.

  • Column customization in multiple dialogs

    Access valuable data while performing other workflows in Vault with customized view functionality.

Vault 2022: Collaboration is easier than ever

Gain more automation and the flexibility to work with design data anywhere, anytime with Vault 2022. 

Vault 2022 what’s new overview (video: 2:37 min.)

New features in Vault 2022

  • Inventor model states and Vault

    Use the power and flexibility of Inventor Model States in Vault to work faster and more efficiently.

  • Thin client access

    Access and view design data, bill of materials, and change orders using only your web browser and Vault credentials.

  • Duplicate search

    Combine properties filtered with geometric search capabilities to improve duplicated search workflows.

  • Administrator user and group management

    Manage users, groups, and profile attributes for greater productivity.

  • Autodesk ID integration

    Use Autodesk ID when logging in to provide more flexibility.

  • Additional audit logs

    Track user access data, including Vault name, date and time, and which client and authentication type was used.

  • Mobile app

    Work with your design and engineering data on the go on your mobile phone or tablet.

  • Replication technology enhancement

    Improve usability by eliminating the need for object ownership and simplifying your replication environment.

  • New installer experience

    Install all Vault add-ins at the same time automatically with a simplified Vault client installer.

Vault 2021: More powerful than ever

Increase CAD user productivity and administrator efficiency with new features in Vault 2021.

Vault 2021 what’s new overview (video: 2:56 min.)

New features in Vault 2021

  • Smart duplicate reduction

    Quickly find and reduce duplicate parts in your database using geometric searches that compare 3D shapes.

  • Inventor and Revit interoperability

    Manage and work with Revit files that are linked to Inventor assemblies and AnyCAD files.

  • Show details

    Access all information related to your design through a dockable panel that includes tabs for uses, where used, bill of materials, and change orders.

  • Organize saved searches

    Organize and manage your saved search queries in a structured way and define custom views.

  • Unused document detection

    Clean up unused files that are no longer relevant and avoid releasing them downstream.

  • Copy design improvements

    Manage copy design rules centrally and copy property values from an original file to any user-defined property in a new file.

  • Change order email templates

    Customize change order email templates, including subject line and body in a central location for all users.

  • Data purge for lifecycle states

    Apply purge control changes to historical data based on the lifecycle state definition.

  • Security granularity

    Give access to folders, file properties, and ‘Uses/ Where Used’ tabs to certain users while preventing them from downloading files.

Vault 2020: Enhancements to CAD and Vault workflows

The Vault 2020 release marks the next step forward with an enhanced design experience for CAD users and the much-anticipated duplicate search functionality.

Vault 2020.2 what’s new and duplicate search overview (video: 2:03 min.)

New features in Vault 2020

  • Copy design

    Save time for engineers with a simplified user experience as well as more powerful design reuse capabilities.

  • 2D PDF enhancements

    Create a PDF on demand or at any lifecycle state and keep the PDF state and revision in sync with the original CAD drawing.

  • Project sync

    Include design documentation and hidden files in scheduled syncs for BIM 360 workflows as well as other new options.

  • Folder path

    Use category rules for your files to do category assignments based on file locations in Vault.

  • Has Drawing

    List all models within a project that are missing a drawing by searching the new "Has Drawing" property.

  • New folder view

    Navigate to your data using the new folder view within the Open from Vault dialog in Inventor.

  • Duplicate search

    Avoid using duplicate parts in your designs with geometric search functionality and visibility through report dashboards.

  • Inventor read-only support

    Open files in Inventor Read-only mode or Inventor View for greater convenience.

Vault 2019.1 what’s new overview (video: 1:54 min.)

Vault 2019: More efficiencies and external collaboration capabilities

Customer-requested enhancements in the 2019 release includes more data management efficiency for engineering teams and improved internal and external collaboration.

New features in Vault 2019

  • Open drawing from Vault

    Open a design drawing from Vault with a single command as well as associated drawings not in the source file folder.

  • Replace from Vault

    Search for component replacements from Vault when you’re designing in Inventor to reduce friction in your workflows.

  • AutoCAD drawings with PDFs

    Attach Vault-managed PDFs to AutoCAD drawings as well as check them into Vault automatically.

  • External collaboration

    Collaborate on designs outside the firewall with customers, authorized suppliers, and contractors.

  • Identifying out-of-date items

    See whether primary, secondary, or design document file links need to be refreshed when viewing the Item Master.

  • Custom roles

    Customize roles to control permissions to meet the unique needs of your business.

  • Autoloader

    Assign permissions to run Autoloader for the Document Editor role.

  • Lifecycle transitions

    Perform lifecycles transitions using Boolean "OR" and "NOT" in the value field.

  • Participate in Vault technology previews

    Review pre-release functionality and provide your feedback directly to the Vault development team. Your feedback can have a direct impact on future releases of Vault.

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