Autodesk® Vault products

Autodesk® Vault data management software helps organize, manage, and track data creation, simulation, and documentation processes for design, engineering, and construction teams. Get more control over design data with revision management capabilities. Quickly find and reuse data to more easily manage your design and engineering information.


System requirements for Autodesk Vault 2016 products

Installation Requirements

  • Your installation requirements depend on whether you have installed a previous version of the Autodesk Data Management Server.
  • Users with a previous version of Autodesk Data Management Server
  • If previous versions of the Autodesk Data Management Server installed Microsoft ® SQL 2008 Express:

    • Upgrade to Microsoft SQL 2012 Express Service Pack 2 prior to installing the latest version of Vault.
    • If previous versions of the Autodesk Data Management Server installed Microsoft ® SQL 2012 Express:
    • Install service pack 2 for Microsoft SQL 2012 Express prior to installing the latest version of Vault.

    New Users

    • If no previous version of a SQL server is detected, or if you are not connecting to an existing remote SQL instance, Microsoft ® SQL Server 2012 Express service pack 2 is installed by default.
    • When using the Autodesk Data Management Server on a workstation operating system, it can support approximately ten simultaneous vault clients. Additional users can be supported by installing the Autodesk Data Management Server on a Windows server operating system.
    • If a compatible local SQL database is detected during installation, you are prompted to migrate the data once the installation is complete.





Top Ten Reasons to Add Vault Collaboration

  • Autodesk Integration
  • Simple Administration and Configuration
  • Secure and Control Data Access

  • Intelligent Productivity Tools for Designers
  • Central Location for Project Data
  • Standard Content for the Entire Project Team
  • Capture History and Milestones
  • Scalability for Multiple Sites and Large Workgroups
  • Share Data Outside of the Design Group
  • Automate Repetitive Tasks and Deliverable Creation


  • Data standardization
  • Direct CAD integration
  • Fast data searching
  • Data reuse
  • Streamlined PDM workflows
  • Concurrent design
  • Automated data management
  • Easy administration and configuration
  • Platform compatibility
  • Central location for project data
  • Quick, flexible deployment
  • Microsoft Office integration
  • Web Client (enhanced)
  • Vault access for non-CAD users
  • Item and BOM enhancements
  • BOM management
  • Visual data management for Inventor
  • Automated engineering change orders
  • Batch Plotting for automated tasks
  • Integration with Autodesk software
  • Microsoft SharePoint integration
  • Multisite scalability for larger groups
  • Cloud connection with Buzzsaw
  • Secure and controlled data access
  • History and milestone capture
  • Standard content for the entire project team
  • Active Directory Authentication
  • Manage Outlook communication
  • Business system integration
  • Single source for project data
  • Integration with Autodesk software
  • Collaborative concurrent design