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Under the Hood - All things PDM and PLM

Autodesk Vault 2023.1 delivers additional functionality that Vault subscribers can take advantage of right away. 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.

You may recall that this spring we brought you Vault 2023 for a more modern, connected, and insightful experience with data management. Vault 2023 delivered greater automation for faster workflows and the flexibility to focus on the work you love, connect remote users easier, and establish better ways to provide feedback.

Now, with the Vault 2023.1 release, users gain even more productivity-enhancing functionality. Watch the video to see the new functionality in action:

Read on to learn more.

Vault 2023.1 Job Processor Enhancements

Reduce Administration & User Disruption

Vault administrators can now apply a Retry strategy to visualization and custom jobs to reduce administration & user disruption previously encountered when having to manually re-submit failed jobs

How does it work?

  • Job Processor will now automatically retry failed jobs
  • You can specify a strategy between 1 and 10 attempts
  • The Job Processor will retry the failed jobs automatically without manual intervention

Figure 1 – Job Processor Enhancements

Vault 2023.1 Copy Design Enhancements

Designers can more efficiently make use of design re-use tools such as Copy Design, with pre-checks to prevent errors prior to creating new design variations.

How does it work?

  • Copy/Paste has been enabled in the Copy Design grid
  • Edit multiple row values in an Excel spreadsheet, then copy/past them to the Copy Design dialog box in one operation
  • Any restrictions are highlighted before the Copy Operations Start

Figure 2 – Copy Design Enhancements

Vault 2023.1 Thick & Thin Client Enhancements

Various aspects of the User Interface, in both the Thick & Thin Client, have been enhanced to improve usability and improve communication.

How does it work?

  • Thick Client
    • Consistent Theme UI
    • “Has Markup” Property can be added to improve quick-find capabilities
    • “Has Drawing” Property behavior improved
    • You can use the Open Drawing command directly from the Vault Client (without having to find it first)
  • Thin Client
    • You can now Show/Hide unreleased files in Items
    • You can now customize the Change Order View
    • You can now Copy/Paste into Excel

Figure 3 – Has Markup Property

Figure 4 – Open Drawing command

Figure 5 – Thin Client enhancements

Vault 2023.1 CAD add-in Enhancements

Inventor & AutoCAD users will enjoy an improved in-canvas integration with the following add-in enhancements.

How does it work?

  • You can now Refresh Properties with the Refresh icon in the Show Details pane to refresh file-specific properties from Vault
  • You can now Load/Unload the Data Standard add-in using the Load/Unload button in Inventor to enable or disable features specific to that add-in.

Figure 6 – Refresh Properties in CAD Add-in

Figure 7 – Load/Unload Data Standard

Learn more about Vault 2023.1

See more details about all of the new Vault 2023.1 features and enhancements, as well as previous releases, on our What’s New site.

If you’re curious to see some of the features that may be coming in future Vault releases, visit our
Vault Product Roadmap.

Share your feedback about Autodesk Vault 2023.1

To help you get the most from your Autodesk Vault subscription, we release new functionality to you as soon as it’s available as a ‘point’ release between yearly releases.

To make sure we’re working on your priorities, be sure to give us your feedback. You can join the following communities to share feedback and product improvement requests with our Autodesk Vault product team:

Vault Ideas – Submit your ideas for improvements and new features.

Vault Forums – Discuss Autodesk Vault’s current workflows with our technical teams and your peers.

Feedback Community – Test Autodesk Vault alpha and beta releases and give your feedback directly to the product teams.

Bruce Buck

Bruce is a technical marketing manager at Autodesk. Prior to Autodesk, he spent many years in industry as a Product Designer, CAD Administrator, and Systems Implementer. His focus is on Data & Process tools such as PLM & PDM solutions.