Vault: Get your data under control with PDM

Streamline workflows with product data management software.

What is Vault?

Vault product data management (PDM) software integrates with Autodesk design tools and other CAD systems to keep everyone working from a central source of organized data. Use Vault to increase collaboration and streamline workflows across engineering, manufacturing, and extended teams.

  • Automate design and engineering processes.

  • Control what people can access and edit.

  • Track revisions and design history.

Vault PDM overview (video: 1:05 min.)

Why use Vault?

Stop searching and start designing

Quickly find and reuse design data and minimize rework and repetitive tasks.

Unify teams and boost productivity

Accelerate workstreams in a system that brings together internal and external collaborators.

Increase product development agility 

Achieve faster response times and fewer errors with automation and data accessibility.

What you can do with Vault 

Standardize data and processes

Tools for administrators help drive greater organizational standards for data creation, review, and release processes, as well as industry standards.

Work with your data anywhere, anytime

Take your design data with you onto the shop floor, on-site, or out to meet your customer—and keep your work moving wherever you are with the Vault mobile app or browser experience. (video: 1:40 min.)

Optimize deployments and manage teams

Accomplish administrator tasks efficiently with modern authentication options, replication, and user and group management.

Which Vault is right for you?

Vault Professional

Advanced enterprise product data management software that connects distributed teams with multisite, multi-CAD collaboration and delivers valuable insights.


Vault Office

Document management for non-CAD users. Vault Office integrates with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Vault Basic

Design file management to help you automate data creation and organize documentation. Available only with a subscription to the Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection. 


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What’s next for Vault

See upcoming new features and enhancements from the Vault product team.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Autodesk Vault used for?

Vault PDM integrates with Autodesk design tools and other CAD systems and is used for managing data and automating design and engineering processes. 


Vault helps ensure that everyone is working with the most up-to-date information in a system that automatically tracks changes, maintains past file versions, and captures the entire history of your designs. 


Multisite functionality, available with Vault Professional, enables companies to synchronize design data among distributed workgroups across locations, geographies, and the entire organization.

Who uses Vault?

Vault is used by engineers, designers, and extended teams to streamline workflows and speed up product development. Everyone works from a central source of organized data—collaborating, reducing errors, and saving time.

What is the difference between Vault Professional and Vault Office?

Vault Professional is for CAD users to manage design and engineering data and processes whereas Vault Office is for non-CAD users to manage documents.

Which versions of Vault can I use if I subscribe to the current version? 

Your Vault subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers

Can I install Vault on multiple computers? 

With a subscription to Vault software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement for more information.

How much does a Vault subscription cost?

The price of an annual Vault Professional subscription is  and the price of a 3-year Vault Professional subscription is . If you have infrequent users and are interested in a pay-as-you-go option, please visit to learn more.

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