If you are a subscription customer, you have access to Autodesk Vault, a file management tool that provides a repository where documents and files are stored and managed. Autodesk Vault is also shipped with certain other Autodesk softwares. Autodesk Vault gives you more power to manage files and track changes. Versioned copies of master files are maintained, allowing you to easily revert to earlier versions of files. You can check files out for editing and later check them back in. The master copy is never directly edited. During the check-in process, you can add comments regarding the edits you've made to inform other designers of your changes. You are able to quickly understand a project’s developmental flow and history.
Autodesk Vault consists of three required components: the Vault Plug-in, the Autodesk Data Management Server, and the Vault Client. The Vault Plug-in is shipped with 3ds Max. The Autodesk Data Management Server and the Vault Client are available on the Autodesk Subscription site.
The Autodesk Data Management Server stores the master copies of all your documents and designs. By storing all your data in a common, centralized location, you can easily share and manage information with your design team.
The Vault Client software includes Autodesk Vault Explorer. The Vault Explorer is a stand-alone application that provides tools you use to access data stored on the Autodesk Data Management Server. From within 3ds Max, you can log in, log out, and open and attach files directly from the Vault. You can also access the Vault using the Vault Explorer. With the Vault Explorer you can