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Under the Hood - All things PDM and PLM


Application Version

Vault 2018 has added the ability to see the version of Inventor which was used to save and check in the Inventor files.  If you are migrating from a previous release of Vault, you will need to add this User Defined Property (UDP) to your Vault and associate it to the Inventor property. Once the UDP has been created, add the property to the files and on the next check-in the property will get updated.


Numbering Scheme Display

During the process of assigning a numbering scheme to a file, it was difficult for the user to know which numbering option they needed to use because the field description was not displayed. Vault 2018 now adds the description for the field in the drop-down selection.


Check-out Prompt in AutoCAD

Previous releases of Vault would give the user an annoying prompt when they opened an AutoCAD file but the file was locked inside of Vault and could not be checked out.  Vault 2018 will no longer prompt the user to check-out the file if it is locked inside of Vault.


Idea Requests

The Vault team has worked hard to get in the most wanted requests that our community has requested for a long time.  Here are the ideas requested by you that have been implemented in Vault 2018.

Irvin Hayes Jr.
Product Manager

Irvin Hayes Jr.

Irvin is a Product Manager on the Autodesk Vault team based in Novi, Michigan. He helps partners, consulting and sales develop Vault deployment plans in enterprise environments and system requirements. You can find multiple classes Irvin has presented at Autodesk University, ( on a wide range of Vault topics. Irvin is a technology geek and loves sharing with the community on Twitter (@ihayesjr) and Flipboard Magazine. Disclaimer If you need an official Autodesk company response or a contact for press-related activities please contact Autodesk Public Relations. The posts on this blog are the authors' own personal opinions and do not represent their employer's view in any way. In addition, their thoughts and opinions often change, and as a weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point-in-time snapshot you should not consider out-of-date posts to reflect their current thoughts and opinions.