Autodesk have just launched the exciting new Vault Mobile App. I’ve tested it, it’s awesome, but you need to be aware of a few things.
The first hurdle is connecting to the server, you need to specify the server’s IP address as shown below. In my testing I found that if I specified the server name I had issues connecting (Error -1005), or timeout errors.
How do I connect to my Vault when I am away from the office? You need to connect via VPN. Vault is a secure on-premise data management system, the Vault mobile app connects to your Vault server. Connecting to Vault when outside of your firewall requires VPN access (exactly like the Vault client). This means you will have to get your IT department to give you VPN access to the server on your mobile device.
Once the IP Address was set, everything works beautifully, here is a GIF of the app creating a change order (credit Autodesk).
So what else do you need to know?
This is a “Release Preview”, which means that it is not an official product as yet, this is what Autodesk are saying about the preview;
*The Release Preview of the Vault mobile is an early preview of the application with all features currently available without requiring a Vault license. Autodesk has the right to remove the Release Preview benefits or terminate access at any time. The Release Preview benefits are subject to change or modifications if Autodesk chooses at our discretion to release the application commercially to Vault subscribers.”
What version of Vault is compatible? Vault Professional 2019, 2020, 2021
What about Android users? – join the Beta/Feedback community, there are rumours of an Android Beta that I can neither confirm or deny. SEE BELOW 🙂
How do I get the app for iPhone or iPad? Click on the image below
It’s now available for android too, check it out here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.autodesk.vaultmobile