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Under the Hood - All things PDM and PLM

Vault Data Standard is a customization layer that allows custom business logic and rules to be integrated into the file management workflow. Therefore, product news targets customizability rather than functionality. However, the latest release enhanced default error messaging and shared the inventor’s capability to automatically generate part numbers with the Vault Client.

Review the full documentation for details on migrating your existing, customized Data Standard configuration to the latest release: Autodesk Vault Data Standard 2025 – Updates and Migration

If you are new to Vault Data Standard, the best starting point is the comprehensive Tutorial. You can access it in Autodesk Vault Help – Data Standard Tutorial.


Learn more about Autodesk Vault

Leverage the Vault Customization Forum whenever you have questions about programming Vault APIs or customizing Vault Data Standard.

To learn more about Autodesk Vault product data management, visit our product center here.

Join our Vault Communities

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 Forum – 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 Vault product team.

Markus Koechl

Markus Koechl is a Solution Engineer for PDM|PLM based in Central Europe. In this role, he focuses on Vault software, its interfaces, and extensibility. He supports Autodesk resellers, prospects, and customers in analyzing and optimizing workflows and practical approaches to managing design data and downstream processes. Markus is often found on the Vault Customization Forum - always ready to share experiences and best practices.