Altium Vault - Historical Release Notes

Created: October 12, 2016 | Updated: November 16, 2016

The following collapsible sections list the release notes for publically released versions of the indicated historical version of Altium Vault.

Version 2.6.7

Build65033 Date: 15 July 2016 

11383 Fixed log level for the various user messages, that should not be treated as errors (invalid password, session required etc).
11500 Error messages on the LDAP Sync configuration page are more informative now.
11647 Fixed SQL error "ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: raw variable length too long" while updating Oracle version of the Vault and NTF_MESSAGE table has more than 2000 symbols.
11340 Fixed regression bug when '*' or '?' characters were not allowed as the first character in WildcardQuery.
11544 Fixed bug when backup restore failed if windows user name contained spaces.
11691 Fixed bug when the login was not possible during LDAP synchronization of more than 2000 users.
11714 Fixed bug when Status Report tools failed to collect information for the installation with Oracle version.
11914 Fixed bug in which was not possible to add Vault licenses.
10986 Fixed error "The maximum string content length quota.." while adding big DBLink file to PartCatalog via web UI.
11181 Changed status of the email field for User - is not longer required.
11464 Installer prevents installation on the system where FIPS compliance policy enabled (Vault requires MD5 hash for licensing purposes). See details in
11542 Improved validation for the required rights when installing to the Oracle (create view right).
11566 Fixed an issue in which migration tool was failed to migrate Personal Vault with Part choices acquired from Content Vault.
11599 Fixed SQL error "Unexpected end of command - line 1, column 65534" during index update process.
11677 Fixed issue with performance (last hours) of the installation on some systems, while configuring IIS features.
11904 Fixed bug when email notifications did not work if user's email contained three level domain (
11912 Fixed bug when installation failed if Windows systems folder c:\windows\logs\cbs contained more than 1GB of logs.
11952 Fixed error with backup restore on OS with non-ASCII symbols in NETWORK SERVICE user name.
11983 Fixed error "Invalid backup file extension" for the OS with Turkish locale.
11986 Fixed bug in which IDS Service became broken after more than 2000 users were synchronized.
12086 Fixed an issue where License Manager did not work if Vault was licensed during installation via old *.alf files in Program Files/Altium Vault...
12087 Fixed bug with ghost sessions in WEB UI after Vault update.
12221 Fixed bug when it was not possible to change a type of the authentication from Windows to Built In.
11542 Fixed bug with an excessive amount of rights required for installing or updating Oracle version.
11845 Fixed bug with a randomly occurring error during massive acquisitions of the extensions via NIS.
11991 Fixed unexpected behavior with duplicated System session right after the update.
12055 Fixed error with LDAP synchronization on Oracle version when a user had empty User Name attribute.
12176 Fixed bug with a continuous duplication of the Suppliers.
12241 Fixed an issue with excessive memory usage in AppRegistry when acquiring extensions in NIS.

Version 2.6.5

Build: 59741 Date: 04 March 2016

6308 Support of HTTPS Protocol was added to Altium Vault and corresponding parts of Altium Designer.
7398 Revisions can now be compared in VaultExplorer.
5862 Synchronized distributed master/slave configuration in Altium Vault.
5903 Provided ability to use parametric, range and unit-aware searches in Altium Vault.
6058 Moved Altium Vault Settings page to WEB.
6229 Altium Vault now supports the ability to define explicit component types.
6419 Developed Part Requests feature in Altium Vault that allows users to request one or more parts and receive notification when that request has been rejected or processed, and also that the component(s) is available.
6684 Provided ability to define rights during creation of managed projects.
8555 Placement of footprints from Vault Explorer to PCB is available now.
8120 Resolved an issue in Vault Explorer that caused empty list of columns after the initial installation.
9541 Fixed There was no endpoint listening at http://localhost:9791/LdapSyncStatus error in LDAP Syncronization
6170 Resolved permission sharing issue of moved subfolders.
6764 Project Release engine no longer treats ActiveBOM as changed or outdated during release process.
7649 BOM report generation no longer causes error messages.
8739 Resolved an issue with search index rebuilding after Vault update.
8792 SQL error "Too many values (more than 1500) in member list to match against" no longer happens, when working with big folders.
9399 Revision Naming Schemes and Lifecycle Definitions can now be successfully modified for an Altium Vault based on the Oracle database.
9610 The Vault Network Installation Service no longer fails with timeout errors during package uploading.
9795 From now installer grant proper rights to the log folder
10371 NIS now supports system extensions, such as Embedded, Mixed Simulations, Signal Integrity, SIMetrix
10452 Users synchronized via LDAP do not loose ability to login into Vault after certain period of time
4668 Communication with Vault has been optimized for Item Manager and ECO execution.
5807 It was impossible to create deployment package with 'Use latest version' option enabled
6171 Components are now reindexed and visible on the Libraries panel after folder has been relocated.
6215 Resolved an issue with ECO footprint synchronization.
6218 Resolved an issue that caused outputs to appear as Out of Date as soon as they were produced.
6221 Resolved issue that caused "Duplicate revision ID for item revision of PCLdss" error when part choice list was edited.
6230 The Component Templates Editor has been improved to include support for specific component types, unit-aware parameter data types and models definition.
6479 Provided the ability to stop the release process without exiting Altium Designer (BC:5344).
6634 Component Template in Vault Explorer folder properties is now applied to all children's, is they do not have own template defined
6760 Removing newly added stage no longer causes an error.
6763 Dashes (-) are now allowed in a username.
6765 Resolved an issue when prices in the BOM list were not changed after currency changing.
6767 Mouser supplier currency information can now be saved to Supplier information through DXP > Preferences.
6779 Altium Vault includes License Manager - new service, that replaces PLS (BC:669)
6788 Introduced item-less component creation of the components, when item was not being created, but cmplib editor was launched instantly (BC:5634).
6955 Uploading 3D models to Altium Vault was improved by adding support of 3D models in Release manager, extraction of 3D models from footprints, drag and drop of 3D model file.
7111 Renaming feature in CMPLIB editor can now work without index iterator macros {}.
7139 Resolved issue that caused unallowed symbols in project name to be removed when an SVN path was created.
7191 Lifecycle attribute for Vault component is now available in BOMReport
7309 "Supplier Order Qty" field in the BOM is now correct when BomDoc is selected as the source (BC:4648).
7374 Backup tool doesn't fail to restore user's data if there were items with Unicode symbols
7442 Vault doesn't produce large amount of folders in PreUploads folder after products and extensions acquired by NIS
7450 Allow to sync users via LDAP, even if initially they were created manually (override user info).
7626 Fixed issue with big offline packages upload to the NIS
7644 It is possible to define all port number used by Altium Vault during installation
7752 Import component template from cmpt/cmplib file, export component template to cmpt file
8340 Symbols with more than 15 parts could be released to Vault.
8379 Allow to disable user syncronization with SVN.
8415 TC2 configuration supports more than 15 roles now.
8823 The release of a big quantity of components no longer causes 100% loads of database server.
9335 The Altium Vault Migration tool now correctly supports migration from the Firebird to Oracle database formats.
9659 Support non-ascii item names during file-less editing
9673 Select aspect in Vault Explorer is now preserved between sessions
9702 Support release of components that use templates with non-ascii names
10120 Massive network operations does not lead to random error in NIS tasks anymore
10182 Fixed supply chain transfer from PVS to AVS 2.5 in VaultMigrationTool
10386 License Manager supports customization of user error messages
10450 Altium Vault installer now supports /LogLevel parameter
10457 Property changes for the folders with huge amount of components does not lead to errors anymore
10523 "Windows Package manager is deprecated" warning no longer happens during installation
10593 Secured LDAP (LDAPS) protocol is now supported for Windows based domains
10604 Automatic license lease is now supported for the assignments in License Manager
10605 Automatic user creation in PLS emulation mode of License Manager could be disabled
10665 Command line tools for user and role management included into the installation
6437 Mouser supplier currency mow changes correctly for all supplier parts in Supplier chain aspect (BC:5471).
7452 Offline generation via NIS now functions correctly.
7459 Manufacturer Part Number is added to the component while using the Supplier Search function in cmplib (BC:5778).
9065 Prevent last user to be removed from Administrator role

Version 2.5.14

Build: 55999 Date: 18 December 2015

9683 Upload of big NIS packages does not fails on Windows 2008 anymore.
9699 Fixed issue, when NIS package download links were pointing to the localhost instead of real server address.
9784 Floating error during backup due to locked Search Index does not happen anymore.
9800 Fixed "Malformed string" error during background prices update in PartCatalog, when supplier returns encoded data.
9875 Backup tool do not ignore database errors during restore process anymore.

Version 2.5.13

Build: 55112 Date: 1 December 2015

8421 The Altium Vault's Team Configuration Center (TC2) now supports the creation of more than 15 user Roles.
8791 Resolved an issue where component visibility was lost when the Vault database is reindexed after a software update.
8854 A Component CAL license no longer creates an error when used with a Workgroup or Enterprise Vault installation.
9082 Resolved an issue where changing the state of a large number of Vault components (more than 50) with a Batch operation would cause an SQL error.
9174 The Vault's 'Remind' action for pending approval requests now works correctly with OS versions older than Windows 8.
9400 Revision Naming Schemes and Lifecycle Definitions can now be successfully modified for an Altium Vault based on the Oracle database.
9477 The Altium Vault Backup tool now correctly detects different Firebird architectures by identifying the active process name.
9509 An Altium Vault folder that has a high number of elements no longer causes a 'Too many values' SQL error, and will accept further additions.
9585 The Vault Explorer now correctly shows Supplier Chain information for components sourced from an Altium Vault that is using an Oracle database.

Version 2.5.12

Build: 50691 Date: 14 September 2015

6423 Resolved an issue with BASE_WaveSim package that caused installation of Altium Designer from NIS package to fail.
6696 Resolved an issue whereby addition of a new user or role to an Altium Vault, via the vault's browser interface, was impossible if authorizations and password files - in the VaultServerData/Repository folder - were empty.
6775 Fixed a bug whereby an approval request was not passing to a second approval group, if the approver in the first group was also part of a custom role.
7149 Pushing a project to the Collaboration Server using the Solidworks Collaboration panel in Altium Designer, no longer causes an error with Status Code 500.
7235 Altium Vault 2.5 is now compatible with the Oracle 12 database.
7269 The NIS UI can now work correctly on isolated networks, without access to the internet
7305 The packages folder created through the Network Installation Service is now correctly set to be a system folder. When opting to hide system folders, the packages folder will now correctly be hidden from view in the vault folder structure.
7428 LDAP Synchronization no longer tries to create a user, if a user with the same name has already been manually created.
7451 It is now possible to save local credentials, for an Altium Vault installed on an isolated network (with no internet access).
7645 Resolved an issue with Altium Vault licensing, whereby existing features were marked as unavailable after license activation.
7678 The Altium Vault no longer causes an error while loading the IDX file when a design is pulled from Collaboration server to SOLIDWORKS.
8027 Resolved an issue with BackupTool that caused Vault installation to fail.
8053 Resolved an issue whereby the Turkish character set (UTF-8) was causing "500 Internal Server Error".

Version 2.5.11

Build47216 Date: 23 July 2015

6842 The WebDav service installed as part of the Altium Vault installation, no longer affects MCAD Collaboration.
6904 Resolved an issue with Altium Vault 2.5 where a vault-downloaded update of Altium Designer was not visible from within Altium Designer.
6959 Resolved an issue with User Management where Users could not be seen by the web interface if there was a large number of Users defined.
7023 Resolved an issue where component footprints could not be found in an Oracle version of the Altium Vault after running the Update PCB command.

Version 2.5.10

Build: 45793 Date: 25 June 2015

6668 The Altium Vault can now be correctly updated from version 2.1 to 2.5, when using Oracle as the back-end database.
6711 An issue whereby sending of email notifications from the Altium Vault would cease after more than 6 minutes of domain inactivity, has been resolved.

Version 2.5.9

Build: 45043 Date: 1 June 2015

4565 New view in VaultExplorer shows component parameter data in columns, similar to Search and Library Panel (BC:4985).
4667 3D models can now be managed by Altium Vault and reused as 3D Bodies in designs and footprints (BC:5066).
4570 Particular lifecycle transitions can now be either limited to a specific group or require an approval process.
5300 Fully functional templates can now be defined on a Vault level to control and define component structure including the list of parameters, default values, and required parameters.
5035 LDAP synchronization has been completely reworked and now supports non-Windows LDAP servers, attribute mapping and all LDAP queries.
4752 Event stream, email notification and change subscription (for project and component) functionality has been added to the Altium Vault web UI.
5025 Lifecycle Definition and Naming Schema can now be limited for usage with specific content types.
5271 Clone action are now supported in VaultExplorer and cmplib for component related content types.
4442 Altium Designer now suggests to update related components during footprint/symbol release.
4568 The ability to perform different operations (lifecycle transition, item deletion, etc) can now be granted in a more flexible way without limiting them only to administrators.
4432 The Footprint/Symbol preview is now available while the VaultExplorer is open in modal mode for model selection.
4454 The PartCatalog now supports direct data requests via ODBC without intermediate caching, improving data accuracy and performance.
4455 Configurable list of component parameters is now used for supplier searches in ActiveBOM, PCL and Supplier Links.
4942 Altium Vault installation now contains a Status Report tool, that can be used for support case investigation (by preparing zip files with logs and environment information).
5019 Added a new Home Page for Altium Vault Web UI.
5324 After component creation, symbol and footprint items will now be opened for editing automatically.
4424 Altium Vault now allows for the storage of any kind of file including documents, images, binaries, etc...
4830 The Vault installer now creates automatic backup before starting the update process.
4834 Previously mandatory svn password synchronization can now be disabled via an Altium Vault config file.
5020 It is now possible to have the url of individual project page in the web UI.
5128 Outdated product and extension versions can now be deleted via NIS to reduce the size of the database and backups.
4665 New Document Template can now be defined for cmplib (BC:4904).
5159 Project release no longer fails when generating a Composite Drawing output with specifically configured outputjobs (BC:5145).
4457 CmpLib editor now allows a user to create new components using supplier search results, including proper mapping from preferences (BC:3458).
5475 Error "405 method not allowed" no longer appears on the system with the WebDav module installed.
5482 Fixed the "Could not locate Schematic component" error when defining alternate Vault components in the VariantManager.
5642 Fixed an issue with the wrong currency displaying for Mouser supplier.
6174 Hyperlinks in the Component Preview aspect of Vault Explorer now works properly.
5403 The File-less editing feature now properly works for components from different folders when called with the Where-Used feature.
5091 Non-applicable revisions are no longer treated as hidden in the Altium Vault UI.
5360 Bug with using the same Item revision for multiple revision configurations has been fixed.


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