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Altium updates enterprise data management solution

1 July 2015 Design Automation

Altium has released a major update to its enterprise PCB design data management solution, Altium Vault. This new update includes a number of new features to improve the automation and management of design data, with updates to every major feature category including component management, data management, project collaboration and infrastructure management. Altium Vault 2.5 is available now to all subscription customers.

The new features build off an existing foundation of improved data management tools with an expansion of the ability to search, update and organise design data in more efficient ways. Engineers are automatically alerted inside of Altium Designer when footprints or symbols associated with components have been updated in the Altium Vault, and are provided with the option to sync all new changes.

Lifecycle changes can be controlled only by team members granted change permission rights, or through an approval-driven process where team members can submit lifecycle change requests to be approved by managers. Team members are notified of any changes made to projects with email notifications for updates to commits, state changes, project releases and comments.

Deploying an NIS server for local installs of Altium Designer on client machines is now simplified with an automated installation package, and users can store all documents and data for the project, not just data generated by Altium Designer, in the same central location in the Altium Vault.



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