Ability to Copy-Paste Vault Folder Structure

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Adding greater flexibility to the management of your vault content, Altium Vault 2.6, in conjunction with Altium Designer 16.0, bring the ability to copy and paste a folder (and its descendant structure). This essentially allows you to quickly clone areas of your vault folder structure, which can prove a real time-saver when readying your vault for a deluge of component data, for example, where structure is similar, with a parent folder and sub-folders for the various domain models.

To use this feature:

  1. Select a folder in your existing folder structure, whose structure you wish to copy.
  2. Right-click and choose the Operations » Copy Folder Structure command from the context menu.
  3. Select the folder under which you want the cloned folder structure to be pasted.
  4. Right-click and choose the Operations » Paste Folder Structure command from the context menu.

Once pasted, you can make adjustments to the cloned folder structure as required.

You can only copy a single selected folder (and its descendant structure). The commands will be unavailable if multiple folders are selected.
Note that on paste, only the folder structure is pasted - Items within the copied folder structure are not copied.

Remember that when pasting, two folders cannot have the same name in the same area of the folder structure. Trying to do so will result in a Duplicate Folder HRID error. And while the parent folder will not be pasted, its descendant structure will be, and at the top level of the vault folder structure. So if you are trying to quickly create a set of cloned folders under the same parent area of the vault 'tree', what you can do, is paste the folder structure to another temporary area of the main vault folder structure. Then simply rename the top level folder, make any other adjustments, then drag and drop back to where you really want the folder to be.

The copy-paste vault folder structure feature in action!


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