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What Vault 2018 can do

Product data management

Vault product data management (PDM) software helps you to create better designs, reduce errors and build a more efficient development cycle. Track revisions and manage the release process.

Data management fundamentals

  • Direct CAD integration

    Manage CAD data. Vault offers integration with Autodesk design and visualisation software. (video: 1.50 min.)

  • Fast data searching

    Get faster, more effective access to data with saved searches and shortcuts. (video: 2.01 min.)

  • Data re-use

    Easily configure the files you want to replace, re-use or copy to use in new designs. (video: 1.24 min.)

  • Concurrent design

    Multiple team members can make concurrent designs from one central location. Safe simultaneous access to data. (video: 1.36 min.)

  • Easy administration and configuration

    Vault products are easy to deploy and configure. Get the benefits of effective product data management straightaway.

  • Microsoft Office integration

    Easily incorporate project data from Vault into Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

  • Multi-site scalability

    Connect workgroups across the globe with a scalable, cost-effective product data management solution.

  • Stronger data security

    Control access with permissions for version control and retrieval.

Enterprise PDM for design & manufacturing

  • Visual data management for Inventor

    Vault employs the principle of visual data management, mapping analytical report data directly onto the CAD model.

  • Automated engineering change orders

    Easily manage engineering change orders (ECOs) with an intuitive workflow interface to help automate the process.
    (video: 2.29 min.)

  • Revision control

    Vault automatically captures the CAD revision history directly on the drawing as you work. (video: 1.15 min.)

  • BOM management

    Create and maintain a more accurate and comprehensive manufacturing bill of materials (BOM). (video: 2.29 min.)

  • Factory Design Utilities integration

    Integration with Factory Design Utilities helps you to manage assets and layouts with greater data consistency.

  • Projects and reporting

    An intuitive reporting dashboard offers clear visual feedback on project status.

  • Custom objects

    Define objects to store and manage content to fit your business process, from contacts to document packages.

  • Data standardisation

    Provide CAD administrators customisable tools that can prompt and enforce standards when end users are at the point of creation.

Vault for infrastructure

  • Integration with Civil 3D

    Vault PDM works seamlessly with Civil 3D civil design and documentation software, from planning to construction.

  • Single source for project data

    Manage models, drawings and engineering data in one central location.

  • Versioning

    Maintain and access preceding versions of files with full revision history.

  • Collaborative concurrent design

    Your teams can participate simultaneously in the design process.

Vault for non-designers

  • Document management for non-CAD users

    Vault Office enables you to share data and documentation with your wider team, including non-CAD users. Sold separately.

  • Vault Office web client

    Expose design information to the extended team with access, view, search, print and mark-up abilities.

  • Vault Office thick client

    Vault Office is integrated with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.