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"Go to File in Vault Explorer" from the right click menu in Inventor.

Status: Implemented
by Contributor fKorde on ‎07-03-2012 12:30 AM

At my point, it miss the ability to go from the software file directly to the same file in the vault explorer.


It would be perfect to be able to right click in the navigator/explorator of the software where we are working right now to directly have the vault explorer open and the same file selected. Or, at least, visible.


You can actually open a file from vault but not the other way.





Status: Implemented

This request has been implemented with Autodesk Vault Workgroup and Professional 2018. Check Out the Autodesk Vault 2018 help:


Younes Yammouri

By: Advocate obourne
| Posted ‎07-23-2012 08:55 AM

There really needs to be a better way to acces a file in the Vault from within Inventor. In the Vault browser I can see the file status, effect lifecycle states, check out etc but I can't RMC>"go to file" in the Vault. For that I have to leave the CAD app., go to Vault Explorer, and go looking for the file using various search methods. This is very inefficient.


My thought is that the Vault browser is aware of file status (et al) it aught to be able to take me to that vey file in the Vault without any searching on my end.


I've wanted this since Vault 4............

By: Enthusiast gradcliffe
| Posted ‎07-23-2012 02:04 PM

I've been wanting this (and asking Autodesk for it) for several years.  If Vault's behavior of handling hyperlinks was corrected, I'd think this feature would be an easy addition to the CAD addins.

By: Community Manager
| Posted ‎07-24-2012 01:53 PM
Status changed to: Accepted
By: Mentor
| Posted ‎08-31-2012 05:30 AM

Great idea.  Needs to go both ways.

By: Collaborator tmoney2007
| Posted ‎02-07-2013 08:01 PM , edited ‎02-07-2013 08:03 PM |

Treating the hyperlinks differently would be really helpful for my implementation too.  They should be a static link to the file, and select the revision/version based on role/group.


This would also be great for creating reference documents.

By: Enthusiast RPdAnjou
| Posted ‎03-27-2013 02:30 AM

Great Idea!


Again autodesk, learn from you past!

This is a standard feature in your dead PDM product "Productstream Pro".

By: Contributor daniel.loew
| Posted ‎11-19-2014 12:08 AM



i have not found this idea, so i willwrite it here.


i wish, that i can go from the the Inventor Browser Kontext (Not Vaultbrowser in CAD) go to the folder in my open Vault client.


By: Mentor
| Posted ‎11-19-2014 08:03 AM
By: Enthusiast Rasmus
| Posted ‎12-14-2016 03:50 AM

The ide from @daniel.loew is great!


Only active on files that has been check in to vault. 

Go direkte to file in Vaulft folde and select it. 

Also possible to use on selected occurrence in a assembly.







By: Community Manager
| Posted ‎12-28-2016 06:54 AM

The product development team is considering the feedback of the community and have implemented some of this feedback in the development pipeline. You are encouraged to join the Autodesk Vault beta program to get a view into what’s being implemented. We appreciate your feedback.



Younes Yammouri

Autodesk Vault Product Manager

By: Community Manager
| Posted ‎03-21-2017 09:47 AM
Status changed to: Implemented

This request has been implemented with Autodesk Vault Workgroup and Professional 2018. Check Out the Autodesk Vault 2018 help:


Younes Yammouri

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