Autodesk® Vault® 2018 Add-in_U1_ for SolidWorks®

Autodesk® Vault® 2018 Add-in_U1_ for SolidWorks®

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Autodesk® Vault® Professional Add-In for SolidWorks® is for customers who are migrating to Autodesk Solutions or customers with a multi CAD environment where Autodesk Vault Professional is used as their Data Management solution.


Using this app, SolidWorks files can be stored, maintained, updated and version-controlled in Autodesk Vault Professional along with other files from Autodesk applications. This allows a group of users to work concurrently on designs without the fear of overwriting modified files or working on the wrong version of a design.


This release of the app enables you to manage your SolidWorks 2017, 2016 and 2015 files using Autodesk Vault Professional 2018.


Known Issue: This app is targeted at small, moderate complexity assemblies. When working with large SolidWorks assemblies with configurations, performance issues are seen during Open and Check-in whenever the add-in is loaded.


** The app in the download section is for use with Autodesk® Vault® Professional 2018. If you are looking for an information about an equivalent app for a later version, please visit the Vault Beta Site ( **

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About This Version

Version Update_1_En23.0.2.150, 6/26/2018

Customer Reviews

(4 reviews)


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  • Unstable with Solidworks
    Jason Kujak | August 02, 2018

    Vault add-in is extremely unstable.  2017 SP5 is better, but still horrible with solidworks compared to EPDM.


    I would not reccomend using AD Vault with solidworks until the stability improves.

    Senthil Kumar (Publisher) | August 03, 2018

    Hi Jason, Thanks for your feedback. Did you talk to our support team on the issues that you are seeing? If not please raise a ticket so that we can take a look into your issue. Also please note the scope of this Free Add-in mentioned in the description above. We have made some progress with respect performance and if you would like to know more on that please get into our Vault Beta site. Thanks again.

    Jason Kujak | August 07, 2018

    Yes I've worked with support. They were extremely helpful, but in the add-ins current state I would not use solidworks and vault unless you have to.

  • Doesn't work
    Jeff Hamilton | April 02, 2018

    This app is useless. The Vault login does not work and there is no access to the custom properties in order to map into Vault Pro.

    Senthil Kumar (Publisher) | April 03, 2018

    Jeff, As I mentioned in the email, please use the Typical install without Job Server component for the dialogs to work. For the property mapping issue please ensure your Server component is installed properly.

  • Does not work for VP2018 &SW2017SP5
    Pete Jones | December 28, 2017

    I did have this working with SW2016 and I am aware that readme states compatibility with SW2017SP3. However it didnt work with SW2017SP2 and I could not access a SP lower than 5 so I installed that. What doesn't work is the login to vault from within SW. Very disappointing becuase it did used to work and I like it better than using SW Workgroups PDM / Explorer. Any ideas?

    Senthil Kumar (Publisher) | April 03, 2018

    Just an update. We communicated to Pete and his issue was resolved.

  • Still needs lots of work
    Mike Wohletz | October 13, 2017

    Using this with SolidWorks 2016 SP5 and the check in and check out process is painful. Only enable the add-in when you need it or the day will be spent waiting for something to happen.

    Mike Wohletz | May 04, 2018

    Upgraded to the latest build of this utility and SolidWorks 2017 SP5 and it is still very slow. If I worked on things that were only a few parts, it is just fine but anything of valuable size is a never-ending wait. Still needs lots of work.

    Senthil Kumar (Publisher) | May 24, 2018

    Hi Mike, Could you please send an email to We can take a look at this issue. Thanks.

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