What do you like best?
Autodesk Vault provides us with a great level of document, drawing and part/assembly control. It's easy interface makes navigation and conducting tasks seamless. ECO control was a great addition to us and helps ensure the traceability of parts and assemblies. The subscription package ensures we always have the most up to date software and of course the level of help and support has been excellent from our software vendor and through Autodesk help centre.
What do you dislike?
If I had to suggest an improvement on anything it would be Autodesk Vault web viewer, many of my colleagues use this in various departments, quality, goods inwards, inspection etc. The issue we have is that it's a bit tedious navigating around and locating exactly what you require.
I feel a lite version of the actual software would be much more beneficial to us, because the overall idea works so well it's imperative that multiple sectors within the business have access to the Vault purely for viewing information.
We have multiple vaults across our global sites, the connection of these doesn't seem possible which is something that would be beneficial to us.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We are solving the possibility of drawing change, part deletion, and incorrect revisions of parts / assemblies being manufactured. This has helped us going forward with ECO control, ensuing that products are manufactured correctly first time around to the correct revision that a customer requires.
In terms of quality audits, Autodesk Vault has been a godsend, easily helping us to satisfy any audit requirements from ISO or supplier audits.
It has also helped us to collaborate a central location for our project files, previously documents and items were scattered in multiple locations, bringing that together certainly saves time and thus increases productivity.