San Diego, California, January 22, 2015: Altium Limited a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer, CircuitStudio, CircuitMaker), ECAD design data management (Altium Vault) and embedded software development (TASKING), has announced an update to their next-generation enterprise data management and collaboration platform – Altium Vault 2.1. By centralizing, managing and formalizing the component libraries, design data and team collaboration using the Altium Vault, design teams will be able to achieve significant productivity improvements and reduce potentially costly errors.
“Proper design data management remains a key factor in successful product launches, both in terms of budget and timeline targeting”, noted Nikolay Ponomarenko, Product Manager for Altium. “With this update, we’ve implemented a lot of improvements and feature enhancements as requested by our customers so they can pull even further ahead of their competition.”
Released in June 2014, Altium Vault 2.0 manages product versions and releases, design reuse and design library management, provides a platform for real-time collaboration, and even manages installation deployment and configuration. Altium Vault 2.1 improves workflow and usability for day-to-day operations saving even more time and reducing the risk of human error.
The Altium Vault provides design teams and design team leaders with:
- A centralized, shared location to manage the organization’s components and supply chain data;
- Managed copies of all templates, reference designs and current designs, complete with precise change information, version and revision history;
- The ability to effectively collaborate on projects across all design domains and even co-design in real-time on the same PCB; and
- Design environment infrastructure management tools for IT departments.
The Altium Vault is offered in three bundles tailored to small, mid-sized and enterprise teams.
The Altium Vault technology responds well to growing industry trends. A recent Aberdeen Group study shows; 81% of Best-In-Class companies reported that “component libraries are centrally built and managed” and 72% of Best-In-Class companies responded that the “entire product design team works collaboratively with PCB engineers”.
The Altium Vault is available today in three editions; Component, Workgroup, and Enterprise Editions for design teams from small to large. Altium Vault 2.1 can be purchased through Altium sales offices and authorized resellers.