Transfer custom Content Center library from Vault to Desktop Content

June 30, 2022 Joanna Gryszka


You want to copy your Inventor custom Content Center library from Vault for use when you don’t have access to it.  For example when travelling or when a connection to Vault is not available.  Or for testing purposes you need to create a local copy of your Vault Content Center library.


  • In the Projects dialog box set the Vault project current double-clicking on it.
  • Select the  Configure Content Center Libraries button on the right.

  • Log into Vault if not already logged in.
  • In the Configure Libraries dialog box select the Library Transfer Guide…button

  • Choose the ‘From Autodesk Vault Server to Inventor Desktop Content’ option.  This will create a copy of a read-write Vault Content Center library to your Inventor Desktop Content library location. The default Desktop Content location is C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Inventor Version\Content Center\Libraries\:

  • Type in your Vault user name and password:

  • Select the library to transfer from Vault to Desktop Content:

  • The library transfer process is complete:

  • Once the library is transferred change the Content Center library access to Inventor Desktop Content in Application Options.

  • Go back to the Projects dialog box and select the Configure Content Center Libraries button  and add the custom library that was just copied.

About the Author

Joanna Gryszka

Manufacturing Technical Support Specialist<br><br>Joanna has over eight years of experience working with Autodesk products. She started supporting core AutoCAD and network installations of all Autodesk products. She now has five years of experience with Inventor. <br> She graduated from Mechanical Engineering and has been providing solutions to clients and dedicating her knowledge to the Solution Center since then.

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