Overview[ edit ] The Vault environment functions as a client server application with the central SQL database and Autodesk Data Management Server ADMS applications installed on a Windows-based server with client access granted via various clients such as: Vault Explorer functions as the client application and is intended to run alongside the companion CAD software. The Vault Explorer UI User Interface is intended to have an appearance similar to Microsoft Outlook and can display the Vault folder structure, file metadata in the form of a grid and a preview pane for more detailed information. Autodesk Vault is a file versioning system that "records" the progression of all edits a file has undergone. All files and their associated metadata are indexed in the SQL base data management system and are searchable from the Vault client interface. Other information about the files include version history, uses composed of a list of children , "Where Used" a list of all parents as well as a light weight viewable in the form of the Autodesk Design Web Format DWF file which is automatically published upon check-in. When users intend to edit a file the file is checked-out and edits are made.
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