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Autodesk Vault - Under the Hood

Vault 2018.1 Update has just been released and comes with new features and Idea submission implementations.

Collaborate with Shared Views

Use Shared Views to collaborate on a visual representation of your model or design online. For example, create a shared view for a customer to request approval or to provide easy access to your field sales team for on-site presentations. Using the link you provide, anyone can view, and comment on, the shared view without needing to have an Autodesk product installed. An email is sent to you when anyone comments on the shared view. You view and reply to comments and manage your shared view directly from your Autodesk product.


Support AnyCAD for SolidEdge

With Inventor 2018.1, AnyCAD has been expanded to allow you to leverage SolidEdge files in your Inventor 2018 designs. This means you can now use Inventor 2018 to efficiently work with others who are using SolidEdge data.

Once a SolidEdge part or assembly file is referenced into an Inventor assembly, the model can be checked into Vault in a way that maintains the integrity of the SolidEdge data. SolidEdge assembly structures are reflected in the Vault browser, and references are detected and checked in as native SolidEdge data. Tools such as “Uses” and “Where Used” can be leveraged on SolidEdge data similar to other formats, and Bill of Material information like the description and material number can be extracted and displayed.


Your Ideas

Your ideas are important to us and here are a couple we have implemented.

Inventor Library Files

Library files that don’t exist in the local working folder are downloaded automatically when opening a file in the Vault client. Idea post – Open from Vault client should download library files automatically.

Saved Searches

In the Place from Vault dialog in Inventor, the My Saved Searches list is automatically sorted. Idea post – Ability to sort searches in place from Vault dialogue box.

This updated can be downloaded by logging into your Autodesk Account. Click the Product Enhancements link and you will see the update in the list.

Irvin Hayes Jr.
Product Manager

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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.