Altium Vault 3.0 Harnesses PCB Design Data to Unlock Engineering Innovation


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Altium has launched an all-new version of its PCB component and design data management solution with Altium Vault 3.0. As a complement to their leading PCB design software Altium Designer 17, Altium Vault furthers the brand’s commitment to fuelling creativity by giving the engineer more control over their design data. Altium recognized that engineers struggle with the necessary but tedious process of managing design and component data on a daily basis. The reality is most engineers are using outdated, ad-hoc processes to manage PCB design data, which led Altium to dedicate seven years of research and development to design the world’s first data management solution designed specifically with the engineer in mind.

Altium Vault 3.0 introduces a secure and centralized system for managing design data that is simple to install and natural to use. Rather than requiring tedious and manual procedures to manage data, Altium Vault utilizes powerful automation technology to make data management simple, and aid the design process rather than hinder it. Engineers can easily find the right parts, apply models to their design, make corrections when necessary, and release verified design content and documentation with a single click of the mouse.

“Engineers and designers spend inordinate amounts of time finding and managing data,” said Ted Pawela, Chief Marketing Officer at Altium. “Altium Vault 3.0 enables engineers to easily store, find, and use verified components and designs, reducing engineering change orders and ensuring that their designs can be manufactured.”

Altium Vault streamlines the engineer’s existing workflow by placing verified PCB component and design data directly into their design environment. Engineers can avoid the headache of tracking down parts and capturing design requirements while also ensuring that their designs are equipped with the correct parts. If an obsolete or errant part exists, Altium Vault makes it easy to locate and replace across all library and design instances. With all design and component content securely stored in a single location and used across all projects, designers can release with confidence in knowing that their printed circuit boards have been designed with up-to-date design data.

About Altium

Altium Limited is a multinational software corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. Altium products are found everywhere from world leading electronic design teams to the grassroots electronic design community.

With a unique range of technologies Altium helps organisations and design communities to innovate, collaborate and create connected products while remaining on-time and on-budget. Products provided are Altium Designer, Altium Vault, Autotrax, Camtastic, Ciiva, CircuitMaker, CircuitStudio, Octopart, PCBWorks, and the TASKING range of embedded software compilers.

Founded in 1985, Altium has offices worldwide, with US locations in San Diego, Boston, and New York City, European locations in Karlsruhe, Amersfoort, Kiev, and Zug, and Asia-Pacific locations in Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.altium.com

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