There’s a neat ‘trick’ you can perform using Vault Data Standard (VDS) and iLogic that involves creating Engineer-To-Order (ETO)-type components. If you have a semi-standard product line that changes based on customer spec you can use VDS to help create new iterations of those components, and even off-load the creation of those components to non-CAD users.
powerVault is a native PowerShell extension that allows you to talk with Vault via pure PowerShell command-lets.
With powerVault, you get command-lets for dealing with files and items. For instance “Open-VaultConnection” for establishing a connection to Vault, or “Get-VaultFile” for getting/downloading a file, or “Get-VaultItem” for getting an item and many more.
Autodesk Vault is notorious for not releasing idle licenses regardless of the TIMEOUT / TIMEOUTALL settings in the adskflex.opt options file. Despite other Autodesk products following the idle timeout settings of the Autodesk Network License Manager, Autodesk Vault is known for being finicky with these settings. Notwithstanding recent changes as early as 2017 that attempt to address this issue, Vault idle license timeouts have been wildly inconsistent.