Autodesk Vault 2016

Customers asked, Autodesk answered. Autodesk® Vault 2016 offers new features designed to meet customer’s needs that start with improvements to Copy Design—and include new file, item, and BOM functionality, extended PDM access for non-CAD users, and much more.

More advanced Copy Design

Customers have wanted new workflows for Copy Design functionality. Autodesk has listened to them and included over 15 Autodesk IdeaStation requests into Autodesk Vault 2016 for providing an enhanced Copy design experience. You can now copy more files in less time, benefit from automatic file numbering, and the new stand-alone Copy Design interface window makes file management easier than ever before.

AutoCAD Electrical users can use Copy Design with electrical projects (.wdp) when they select the electrical project (.wdp) and not just the drawings when adding files to a vault. All project support files (.wdt, .wdl, and .aepx) should have the same name as the project file.


Inventor and Third-Party CAD File Support

Now you can add files from another CAD system into your Autodesk® Inventor® models. You can check in, check out, and open from Vault with support for these “reference files,” allowing them to be Vaulted alongside your Inventor data.


New Item features and enhancements

Vault 2016 now exposes all item iterations. In previous releases, users could only see item versions. Now users can see all of the item iterations in the History Tab.

Users can now manage Item Security with a new Details option on the right-click menu. You can now revert an item or file to a previous lifecycle state. The item and file must meet certain criteria before being rolled back. The current version of the file or object is deleted.

Get the details right

Enhancements to the Bill of Material (BOM) interface allow you to report directly out of the BOM view for a more flexible and collaborative approach to managing the Item BOM.



Bringing extended design teams closer

Vault 2016 non-subscription users can now use the new Vault Office Client. The Vault Office client provides many of the same Vault client features but has been slimmed down to focus on non-CAD design data management processes.

This client is ideal for users who do not need all of the CAD functionality of a the full Vault client, but who still need to manage documents in a vault by performing tasks like review and validate design data, manage project data and communicate with external team members.