Learn Autodesk Vault Fundamentals in under 60 minutes! Webcast Follow-up

January 29, 2019 Barb Nash

Thank you again to those of you who joined our webinar, Learn Autodesk Vault Fundamentals in under 60 minutes! For those who are interested, we have posted the recording on the ASCENT YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/5M9nbXM9gSQ    

The webcast was prepared for:

  • Anyone interested in learning fundamentals of Autodesk Vault Professional from an Inventor or AutoCAD user’s perspective
  • Those who wanted to hear more about the interactive eLearning options available for Autodesk Vault Professional

Topics covered in the webcast:

  • The Autodesk Vault client interface and the Vault Add-in interfaces
  • Search methods including saving searches 
  • Methods of populating the Vault with Designs and modifying Designs (non-CAD, AutoCAD, and Inventor files)
  • Demonstrations of interactive components such as videos, software simulations and quizzes/knowledge checks used in eLearning versions of the student guides


Below are some questions that came up during the webcast:

Q: I believe you already said this, but just wanting to confirm. Vault can be used in AutoCAD, correct? Not just Inventor?­

Yes, there is an AutoCAD Vault Add-in that provides access to Vault functions within the AutoCAD software. Details regarding managing AutoCAD designs using the AutoCAD Vault Add-in are shown later in the webcast.

Q: ­Can you view only and not save any changes?­

Yes, when opening a file, you have the option to check out a file or open it as read-only (view only). You are not required to save changes if you open it as read-only.

Q: ­Is vault local machine or cloud based login?­

The software used in the webcast is Autodesk Vault Professional 2019 with a login to a Vault Server, not cloud-based login.

Q: ­­I am presently using AutoCAD Electrical/ Vault 2018. The 2019 Vault ribbon looks like changes have been made. What is Buzzsaw which I see several tabs for in Vault 2018?

Details regarding the discontinuation of Buzzsaw including an FAQ can be found at https://www.autodesk.com/products/buzzsaw/overview

Q: So the ipj does not need to be checked out to work on the file?

Correct. The project file needs to be downloaded using the Get command but does not need to be checked out in order to work on the Inventor file.

As mentioned in the webcast, the content from the webcast was created with reference to the following guides:

Thank you again! If you have ideas or requests for future webcasts, please let us know.

About the Author

Barb Nash

Product Lead – Learning Content Development<br><br>Barb's primary responsibilities include the design, development, and project management of courseware for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) products such as Autodesk Vault, Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage, 3DEXPERIENCE, ENOVIA V6, and PTC Windchill. Her work also involves the development of custom training that is designed and configured to an organization’s specific environment, processes, and roles. Barb is a Professional Engineer and holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and trained in Instructional Design.

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