During the Embedded World 2013 Conference and Exhibition in Nurembery, Germany, at the beginning of this year, Altium launched its Altium Vault Server, which is at the heart of its smart data management technologies. (See: Altium Vault Server: Next-gen electronic design data management platform.)
Altium Vault Server manages electronic design data, including revision history, life-cycle state, and supply chain information. Now Altium has released Version 1.2 of the Vault Server. In addition to facilitating the migration of data from one vault to another, this new version provides enhanced support for connecting vaults to enterprise-level ERP and PLM systems.
Altium's Vault Server technology.
Of course, there are many aspects to managing electronic design and verification data. A big consideration these days is handling data that is split across multiple teams, possibly residing in different locations around the world. In many cases, design projects involve multiple teams from multiple companies.
Among other things, this process requires a consistent and standardized design environment, so that everyone has the same view of the world. To address this aspect of things, Altium developed its new Team Configuration Center, which is based on the company's Vault Server technology. It helps organizations centralize and standardize their design environment. This includes everything from design tool setup and configuration to document templates and manufacturing file formats, all of which can be set up and automatically deployed to each engineer's desktop.
Altium's Team Configuration Management technology.
Altium's website offers a full overview of the Altium Vault Server, as well as a full overview of the Altium Team Configuration Center.