Vault tab doesn't appear in the Inventor 2022 explorer tree

Issue:

Starting with the new installation of the Autodesk Vault 2022 client (including Basic, Workgroup, and Professional versions), the method to load add-ins for CAD applications like AutoCAD and Inventor, etc has changed from previous versions.

 

Causes:

Because of the new Forge installer for Vault, there is no longer an Add or Remove Features where the Vault Add-ins can be selected as in earlier versions as detailed here.

The Add or Remove Features procedure to load the Vault Add-in before Vault 2022 is no longer available.

The new Forge installer for Vault 2022 and later does not have Add or Remove Features available.

 

Solution:

To correct this when Inventor has been installed after Vault, so that the Vault tab will be available in the Inventor explorer tree and also in the ribbon, use the Tools > Add-ins feature.

 

Select Inventor Vault and check 'Loaded/Unloaded' and 'Load Automatically' under Load Behavior.

About the Author

Bob Felton

Sr. Technical Support Specialist, Manufacturing<br><br>Bob Felton has been supporting Autodesk products for over 23 years including core AutoCAD, P&ID, Plant 3D, AutoCAD for Mac, AutoCAD Mechanical, and Vault. His background is in graphics with an Applied Sciences degree and ten years manufacturing experience drafting, as well as technical illustration, image editing, and even patent drafting.

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