Will autodesk vault be supported as CMS ?
Thanks for asking.
This is a first hand request and we do not see steep demand for this.
For now, I will add this request to our Product Backlog and will keep a watch.
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My engineering company wants us to use Vault as a repository for FrameMaker files, which we desperately need. Is there any way to make it happen? We're using FrameMaker 2017.
As far as I understand, you can check in and check out files to/from Vault. It is also versioning files. So, from that perspective, I would say, just try to check in a FrameMaker file, check it out again, change it, check it back in. I guess they just want to store the documentation along with the CAD files in one system. Consider to check in PDFs as well, otherwise, no user in Vault who does not also have FrameMaker installed will be able to view the files.
All true, but Vault doesn't provide the features we need for true doc management. Vault can't find and store text insets or referenced graphics, so the stored file is incomplete without a lot of error-prone manual labor. Even then, we can't "connect" the related files so they get checked out together. If I need to check out a 1200-page book with 17 chapters, I want to do it once, not 17 or 18 times plus a couple of hundred additional referenced files.
We also have multiple books that will use the same insets and graphics, and it defeats the single-source idea if we must copy them to every location with a book's files.
I'm still in research mode looking for solutions. Thanks for the input, and if you have any other wisdom, pass it along.