A vault is an identified directory on the network used to store the physical files associated with an object. Vault configuration requires relating the vault to both infrastructure and document management objects. Vaults are configured using the Desktop Client.
Infrastructure configuration for vaults
In the infrastructure model, vaults are related to hosts:
Host > Vault(s)
The host identifies the file server on which a vault is configured.
Access to replicated vaults can be configured by relating users to organizations, and organizations to hosts. For more information on configuring relationships between users and organizations, see Relationships between hosts and organizations. For more information on configuring replicated vaults, see Replicated vaults.
Document management configuration for vaults
In the document management model, vaults can be related to either an owning group (which was standard practice in previous versions of SmartPlant Foundation) or a configuration (such as a plant).
If a vault is related to an owning group, objects associated with that owning group are stored in the vault.
If a vault is related to a configuration (such as a plant), objects associated with that configuration item are stored in the vault.
For more information on relating owning groups and configurations to a vault, as well as using object interface relationships to set conditions on the objects directed to a vault, see Vault configuration.