Autodesk Vault provides support for the configurations of product families created in Autodesk Inventor software. The support for product family configurations in Autodesk Vault enables designers to store find and reuse complete product families in a fast and flexible format. Users can save time by searching the entire vault for files directly from within the open or place command in Autodesk Inventor or AutoCAD software. This ability to take advantage of the advanced search capabilities of the vault directly from the CAD application boosts design reuse and increases individual productivity.
Autodesk Vault software automatically creates a DWF file for each file checked into the vault and updates the DWF with any subsequent changes, enabling project teams to easily share design information in a compact, noneditable, secure format. With automated DWF publishing, design teams can eliminate the extra work required to create and manage DWF files and reduce the errors inherent in the manual updating process.