Altium Vault 2.5 Now Available

April 12, 2016 Nikolay Ponomarenko

We’re excited to announce the release of Altium Vault 2.5, with a number of new features for component management, data management, project collaboration, and infrastructure management. Read on to explore all of the new features!

We’re excited to announce the release of Altium Vault 2.5, available now exclusively for all Altium Vault Subscription customers.

Altium Vault 2.5 gives you more precise control over your data management process, with a number of new features that allow you to easily search, update, and manage your design data in more efficient ways.

With updates to every major category, there’s a new feature for all of your data management needs. Let’s explore what’s inside.


Feature Highlights in Altium Vault 2.5

Data Management Improvements

  • Lifecycle Change Approvals. Your lifecycle approval process is more efficient than ever. Lifecycle changes can now be controlled by designers with granted permission, or an approval-driven process allows regular users to submit lifecycle changes requests to be approved by managers.

Component Management Improvements

  • Component Update Notifications. Save time updating components in Altium Designer when footprints or symbols are modified in your Vault. Notifications alert you when footprints or symbols for components have been updated in Altium Designer, allowing you to instantly sync your board design with current Vault data.
  • Centralized Component Templates. Ensure that your component libraries and all standardized and accurate in adherence with your company’s best practices with component templates. Easily create and define new component templates with specific parameter data, and then use these templates in your component library to easily define the structure of future components.

Project Management & Collaboration Improvements

  • Automated Project Notifications. Stay informed about all of the latest changes to your projects with automated email notifications. Easily subscribe to specific projects or components that you need to be in the know about, and get emails right when changes happen.
  • Binary File Storage. Keep all of your design data organized and under one central location in the Altium Vault. You can now easily store all past projects and documentation data in your Vault, even data not generated by Altium Designer, keeping all your projected related data within easy reach.
  • Advanced Rights Management. Save time on your data management process by delegating admin-specific operations to trusted colleagues. Grant or restrict admin-specific operations to regular users as needed to keep your design process running smoothly.

Explore all of the new features being added in Altium Vault 2.5 on the What’s New page.


How to Upgrade

Ready to upgrade? Follow the steps below to get started:

1. Backup your data

2. Download the installer

3. Run the installer on your Vault Server machine

If you’re not an Altium Vault customer, then now is a great time to tap into these new features. Give us a call now to get started.

About the Author

Nikolay Ponomarenko

Nikolay currently serves as a Software Product Manager at Altium where he oversees the complete development lifecycle for Altium Vault. He brings over 5 years of software development experience to the team and graduated from Pre-Azov State Technical University in Mariupol where he studied informatics and applied mathematics.

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