Autodesk Vault training course
Vault Essentials training

2 days
In centre:
£please call
Live online:
£please call

Key details

Key details

Autodesk Vault is a data management tool that integrates with applications such as Inventor and AutoCAD, enabling teams to collaborate and share designs by working from a central source of organised data.

This course focuses on the features available to end-users. It teaches how to:

  • Access files from Vault.
  • Prepare files for Vault and upload them.
  • Control what users can access and edit.
  • Track revisions and design history, and manage versions.
  • Search the Vault.
  • Carry out a range of common tasks, including renaming, moving and copying files.

This course is ideal for users of AutoCAD or Inventor who re going to begin working with Vault Basic.

Vault Essentials training is arranged on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group. Your training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

In-class or online

This course is available in-class at eight centres or live online.

Accredited Vault training

Armada is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), accredited to provide training in Vault.

Courses are hosted by an Autodesk Certified Instructor with expert knowledge of the application. See Expert trainer.

How will I learn?

Vault training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running Vault.

There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Vault training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for Vault, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited Vault training course.

After course support

Following Vault training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Vault trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of the application with which they’re going to use Vault, i.e. AutoCAD or Inventor.

Vault version

Training can be based on any recent version of Vault Basic.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Vault training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Vault Essentials course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Vault Essentials course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainer

Expert trainer

John Billyard

John Billyard Autodesk Certified Instructor

John has used CAD software for over 35+ years, providing high quality engineering and architectural designs to a wide range of clients

He has provided training in the applications he uses for a similar length of time, and for the last 15 years, has been commissioned directly by Autodesk to provide consulting and training services to their corporate client base.

John hosts courses in various Autodesk applications including AutoCAD, Inventor and Vault. He also trains Dassault Systèmes’ SolidWorks, Trimble SketchUp and Epic Games’ Twinmotion.

He takes pride in keeping pace with the latest industry design tools and technologies, enabling him meet the challenges and demands of an ever changing working environment.

Course content

Course content

Introduction to Autodesk Vault features

  • Vault overview for users
  • Workflow for users

Basic Vault tasks

  • Accessing the Vault
  • Vault user interface
  • Working with Vault files

Working with Vault and Autodesk Inventor

  • Adding Inventor files to the Vault
  • File relationships
  • Common Vault tasks
  • Working with Vault and Inventor

Existing Model Management

  • Preparing models for Vault
  • Uploading drawings, parts and assemblies

Common Vault tasks

  • View customisation
  • Finding files
  • Managing versions
  • Renaming and moving files
  • Properties
  • Copying files
  • File attachment
  • Using where used and uses

Working with Vault and AutoCAD and MS Office

  • Vault from AutoCAD
  • Vault for MS Office
  • Using Vault with Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Live online training

Live online training

Online training lets you participate in a live Vault course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and the other delegates participating in the course…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Watch our trainer demonstrate techniques in Vault.
  • Interact by speaking, or using chat.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to take control to explain something.

Like our in-class courses, online Vault Essentials courses…

  • Are presented by Autodesk Certified Instructors.
  • Give you plenty of opportunity to carry out assisted, practical exercises using Vault.
  • Offer 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

All you need is an Internet-connected computer with…

  • Vault installed. If you don’t have a current subscription to Vault, you’re entitled to a 30-day trial that’s ideal for participating in training. We’ll send you a link to this. If you’ve already used your trial, we can lend you a license for the duration of your course.
  • A webcam and audio capability. If your computer running Vault doesn’t have these, you can use a second device, such as another computer or tablet. See Hardware recommendations for live online training for further details.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about we’ll do our best to help you. We won’t be able to assist with your Vault installation, but we can provide details for Autodesk support who’ll be able to help you with this.

We provide everything else…

  • Links to download the files, resources, etc. you’ll use in your course.
  • A training guide. For most courses, you can choose from a printed copy that we post to you, or a PDF.

In the week before your course, we’ll send you an email containing everything you need to prepare for and participate in the training. Then, a couple of days before your course, we’ll give you a courtesy call to make sure you have everything in place and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not able to record scheduled online courses for privacy reasons.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time