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This command is used to quickly access the Document Options dialog, from where you can enable and configure the link to the required target Altium Vault. A defined schematic sheet on the design side is mapped to a Schematic Sheet Item in an Altium Vault. Each release of the sheet stores the data into a new revision of that Item. The schematic sheet needs to be linked to the required target vault, and a specific folder within that vault, before the sheet can then be released into the next planned revision of the corresponding target Item.
This command is accessed from the Schematic Editor by choosing the File » Link Sheet to Vault command, from the main menus.
After launching the command, the Document Options dialog will appear, with the Link To Vault option already enabled - giving access to link controls.
Clicking the Choose button to the right of the Item Revision field will give access to the Choose Item dialog – essentially a trimmed incarnation of the Vaults panel. The field at the top-left of the dialog indicates which vault you are currently exploring. To select a different vault, click the vault name to access a menu of top-level vault management controls. This menu displays all vaults that you currently have an active connection to. If you have not connected to a vault, use the Vault Administration command on the menu to access the Data Management – Vaults page of the Preferences dialog, from where you can make a connection to the required vault as necessary.
With the required target vault active, you can either drill down through its folder hierarchy to select the required existing Item, or create the folder and/or Item as required, on-the-fly. Ensure that the Item-Revision chosen – which will receive the released data – is in the Planned state.
When defining the Schematic Sheet Item, to which the source schematic sheet is linked, be sure to specify the type of lifecycle management to be used for the Item, and the naming scheme employed for its revisions, respectively.
Once the required revision of the Schematic Sheet Item in the target vault is chosen, clicking OK in the Choose Item dialog will create the link between source sheet and target Item. Evidence of the link can be seen back in the Document Options dialog. Close the dialogs and save the source document – so that the link information is saved to the sheet.
- With the link to the target vault and Item-Revision in place, the process of releasing the source schematic sheet into the vault can proceed. This is performed using the Release to <TargetVault> command, available from the main File menu.