I recently joined a small startup as the only HW designer (working in Altium 18) and am looking for ways to optimize my design time without having access to a full-fledged CAD team. In my previous jobs there was always a dedicated team of people who would manage libraries and design parts upon request. In my current situation I have had to design a lot of the parts myself, which isn't a huge problem but it is not optimal, especially because a lot of the parts are fairly common and I'm sure someone else has had to have done the same already. What I do not understand is why Altium's little brother - CircuitMaker has access to extensive libraries and it is possible to pull virtually any part that I have needed from there but Altium uses the much more limited Vault, which they seldom seem to update. My question is two-fold - 1. What do people in similar positions to me usually do? Do they just end up biting the bullet and designing all of their own parts / libraries? 2. Is there a way to bring Octopart libraries like the ones in CircuitMaker into Altium?
Thanks in advance!