Parent page: Working with an Altium Vault
Once you have installed and licensed your Altium Vault, you can access it. This can be done from two places:
This page takes a look at accessing your Altium Vault from within Altium Designer.
To ensure the integrity of your valuable data - stored within your Altium Vault - is maintained, each user is required to sign into that vault with a username and password.
Signing into an Altium Vault from within Altium Designer can be performed from a variety of places:
You can check whether you are currently signed in to your Altium Vault from the following places:
Management of the connections to Altium Vaults is performed from the Data Management - Vaults page of the Preferences dialog. The main region lists all vaults that you currently have a connection to. Typically, you would access one Altium Vault for your organization, that is locally installed on a server within that organization. You can however connect to other vaults, for example if your organization does have multiple Altium Vaults, or if you still had some legacy vault technology (Personal Vault, Satellite Vault). This can be done by using the Add Vault (legacy) command, on the drop-down menu associated to the Sign in/Sign out button.
In addition, you can connect to the Altium Content Vault - Altium's very own cloud-based vault, offering design collateral (including board templates, vendor-specific families of components, as well as generic components including capacitors and resistors).
Use the menu associated to the Properties button to access commands for various aspects of management for the currently selected vault in the list:
To clear a vault from the list, select it and click the Disconnect From Vault button. Again, this cannot be used for the vault to which you are actively signed in - you would need to sign out first. Alternatively, to keep a connection, but simply not enable it for use, disable its associated Enabled option.
Altium Designer can be configured to sign you in to your Altium Vault on start-up. The option to control this - Sign me in when I start Altium Designer - is available on the System - Altium Vault page of the Preferences dialog. The Altium Vault used is taken from the Saved credentials region of the page.
When you sign-in to an Altium Vault, through the Connecting to Altium Vault dialog, you can enable the option Automatically sign in after start. This will enable the option in preferences, and store the current server address and access credentials to the Saved credentials region.
Support is provided for signing into an Altium Vault, using the same credentials, but from different computers. If you attempt to sign in to a vault that you are already signed into from another computer - either through Altium Designer, or the vault's browser-based interface - a pop-up dialog will alert you to this. You can choose from two options offered in the dialog:
You can sign out from your Altium Vault by:
Related page: Working with the Vaults Panel - Feature How-Tos
Once you are signed-in to your Altium Vault, you can access and create vault content. The primary interface to the vault from Altium Designer is the Vaults panel.
To display the Vaults panel: