What’s New in Autodesk Vault 2023?

New features in this release are designed to easily connect remote users to Vault data and increase collaboration within more workflows.

New features in this release are designed to easily connect remote users to Vault data and increase collaboration within more workflows.

Autodesk Vault user interface markup enhancements. Image courtesy of Autodesk.


Autodesk Vault 2023 intends to simplify collaboration. The new features in this latest Vault release are designed to help users focus on their work, easily connect remote users to Vault data, and increase collaboration within more workflows.

Vault 2023 Highlights

AutoCAD Add-in Enhancements

Users can remain inside AutoCAD and access a design’s History, Uses, Where Used and Change Order information. Also, users can perform many routine Vault tasks such as Assign Item, Copy Design, Go To Item, and Go to Folder in the Show Details view.

Instance Properties

Instance Properties in Inventor were introduced to allow you to identify components in the field and other applications where identical components need unique identifiers. Now there is support for Inventor Instance Properties inside of Vault.

Vault 2023 added support, for instance, properties in the Item Bill of Materials. Each model instance with a different instance value shows ungrouped in the Item Bill of Materials list. However, instances without unique property values show as they have in previous releases.

User Interface Enhancements

The Vault client has been updated with a more modern look and feel to provide a more consistent, cohesive visual experience across the Vault Desktop, Web, and Mobile solutions with the additions of a dark and light them in Vault 2023.

Switch between Dark, Light, and Default (Classic) themes to reflect the visual alignment with other adjacent products from Autodesk. The user interface theme controls the color of the application icons, frame, background, property panels, and dialogs. In addition, vault icons have been updated and refreshed to complement the Dark and Light theme interface. 

Markup Enhancements

Vault now makes it easier to provide feedback through the Markup capability, including adding comments, information, and suggestions for design changes.

In Vault 2023, Autodesk implements the ability to markup designs in more areas than in the Change Order process. Once the markup is complete, it can be saved data inside Vault for future viewing or saved as an image outside of Vault.

The markup browser panel allows users to view, rename and delete a markup. However, users can only delete the markup they created.

Thin Client users can also collaborate and provide feedback on designs by marking up the visualization directly. Once they have completed their markup, they can save it as an image file and send it to whoever needs it.

Administration Enhancements

Lifecycle State Colors

Vault 2023 introduces color customizations on lifecycle states inside the lifecycle definitions.Users can now scan through a file list and quickly identify files in a particular lifecycle.

Design File Restrictions

In Vault, the Enforce Restriction for Check-In of Design Files feature prohibits users from checking in design files using drag and drop or the Vault client’s Add Files command. Unfortunately, the design file types were hardcoded, making this restriction challenging to enforce because some file extensions may not be considered design files.

In the Vault 2023 release, administrators can define the list of files that can or cannot be checked in when this restriction is enabled. Also, administrators can add the file extensions to the user-defined list for more flexibility.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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