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Under the Hood - All things PDM and PLM

Autodesk Vault 2022 is here and more modern, connected, and insightful than ever. Packed with new customer-driven features and enhancements, Vault 2022 delivers greater automation for faster workflows and the flexibility to work with your design data anywhere, anytime with a mobile app or browser experience.

Whether you’re among the many who have relied on Vault data management for years, or just getting started, this post will help you understand what’s new in Vault 2022.

Also, be sure to join us for our ‘What’s New in Vault 2022’ webinar on April 28th at 11:30 a.m. ET. It’s a great chance to see some demonstrations and get your questions answered by our Vault experts. Sign up for the webinar here.

Collaboration is easier than ever with Vault 2022

The first thing you’ll notice is that collaboration is easier than ever with Vault 2022. To prioritize high value functionality, our Vault product team based the development of new features and enhancements on user roles. Each role is getting more efficient with the right set of capabilities and the best technology for those capabilities. Here’s a summary of what you can expect:

  • Focus on the work you love. For authors, those of you who use Inventor and other CAD design tools, we’re making sure you can focus on the work you love. Vault 2022 unlocks more design data by delivering a better-integrated data experience and BOM variants management. This keeps you better connected to your design data while working inside CAD, so you can spend more time getting your work done.
  • Optimize deployments and better manage teams. For administrators, to help you make sure that the whole experience for authors and others is working smoothly, we’ve modernized your overall administration experience. This includes authentication options, replication, and enhanced user and group management. Now you can optimize deployments and manage your teams more efficiently.
  • Access and work with engineering data anywhere. For participants who are non-CAD users, we ensure you can access and work with engineering data in the office or on the go. Whether with the Vault mobile app, or the new browser experience, you can stay connected to real-time data. 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.

See an overview of Vault 2022 in action:

 

Vault 2022 highlights

Convenient new workflow with Inventor Model States and Vault 2022

The new Model States feature in Inventor is one of the most highly requested. You can now create multiple representations of a part or assembly within a single document in Inventor. This new workflow provides a convenient way to engineer, manage, and manufacture your designs.

Vault supports Inventor Model States to ensure your workflow is as productive as ever. While working in Inventor, you can open files with different model states from Vault. Then edit or place the model in an assembly. Also, each model state is recorded in the Vault item master for more efficient BOM variant management with the appropriate part number and metadata.

Save even more time with new filters in Duplicate Search

You are now able to filter duplicate search results in the Find Duplicates panel within Inventor. New filters are added to expand the Duplicate Search criteria. After you perform a search, you can filter results based on various criteria such as: same material, mirrored parts, and exact matches.

Reduce costs and increase productivity with User and Group Management

Administrators can more easily manage users, groups, and profile attributes for greater productivity. Vault provides better integration with active directory and flexible authentication options for internal and external users to reduce system management costs.

 

Simplify database maintenance with Replication Technology Enhancement

Vault 2022 replaces the merge replication technology with transactional replication SQL technology where the data synchronizes almost instantly. This enhancement simplifies your database replication maintenance environment and lowers your total cost of ownership.

Access and view data using the Vault 2022 Web Browser Experience

The Vault Thin Client has been revamped for the Vault 2022 release. With an entirely redesigned and modern interface, the Vault 2022 Thin Client offers many new and improved features. It allows you to access and view design data, bill of materials, change orders, and more using only your web browser and Vault credentials.

This is just a handful of examples. Additional new features included in Vault 2022 can be found in the What’s New guide here.

Join Us! Vault 2022 What’s New Webinar

Don’t forget to join us for a what’s new in Vault 2022 webinar on April 28th at 11:30 a.m. ET to learn more and get your questions answered by our Vault experts. Sign up for the webinar here.

Share Your Feedback

Your feedback about Vault is vital to us. To share feedback and product improvement requests with our Vault team, please join the following communities:

Vault Ideas
Vault Forums
Feedback Community

 

 

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Christa Prokos

Christa is a product marketing manager at Autodesk. She researches and writes about product development strategies and technologies, including data management and product lifecycle management. Outside work, you can find Christa gravitating toward engineers at social gatherings.

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