What’s New in Helix DAM 2024.2

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Support for Classic Depots 

Empower your teams with a visual library for any project by linking classic depots, stream depots, or a mix of both.   

  • Users can now link to classic depots, also called local depots in Helix Core, when setting up a new project – allowing them to conveniently use the most popular depot type.  
  • Helix DAM now supports all Helix Core projects (our last release added support for streams). 
  • Maximize flexibility by mixing classic depots and streams in a single project, ideal for more complex setups.  

HTH-CLI Installer Improvement 

All the benefits of Helix DAM, without the wait – installation is now faster, while also reducing error.  

  • Ensure system and network requirements are met before installation with new pre-flight checks.  
  • Get visibility into installation updates and details with new logging capabilities. 
  • HTH-CLI now makes suggestions if something isn’t set up following best practices, so teams can adjust and be proactive.  

Helix Render (Tech Preview) 

The  best preview experience for 3D models, with upgraded fidelity and resolution. 

  • See high-quality preview images of your 3D assets. 
  • Helix Render supports USD and FBX formats.  

Download this exciting tech preview feature. 

New Helix Sync Welcome Page 

Onboard more easily with step-by-step expert tips.  

Helix Sync, our digital asset management desktop client, is drag and drop versioning for all. Now, it’s easier than ever before to get started with our new welcome page. This resource  guides artists and designers, so they can:  

  • Set up Helix Sync quickly.  
  • Exploreand personalize their Helix Sync workspace.  
  • Discover and download integrations with Photoshop, Maya, and Blender.  

Download the latest version of Helix Sync to take advantage of this new capability.  

If you’re new to Helix DAM, dive into these new features with a free 14-day trial. 

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Layout and User Experience Enhancements  

Navigate Helix DAM faster and more effectively. 

  • Links now have a more prominent position in Helix DAM, making them easier to locate and access. 
  • The version selector feature can be found next to each asset, so teams can more quickly determine the latest version and see version history. 
  • AI tags now have their own icon for improved organization and visibility.  
  • Team members can share assets and manage reviewers with fewer clicks.  

Seamless Copy to Folder Feature 

Streamline your team’s ability to reuse assets.  

  • When copying files and assets from one part of Helix DAM to another, you can now copy them to a specific folder within a collection. This offers more granular organization and enables asset reuse in fewer steps.  

Regenerate Preview Generation Feature 

Add previews for every asset. 

  • In most cases, Helix Search automatically generates preview images for assets. In rare situations where Helix Search was not available or where a manual preview was added, this feature allows you to regenerate a preview image in just one click. 

Upgraded Backend Libraries 

Protect your IP with strengthened security. 

  • Various infrastructure updates to backend libraries.  

Download the latest version of Helix Sync to take advantage of this new capability.  


If you’re new to Helix DAM, get started with a free 14-day trial. 


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Drag-and-Drop Folder Feature 

Add files more easily and efficiently. 

You can now import files faster in Helix DAM by uploading assets in batches, rather than one by one. Take advantage of this time-saving, anticipated feature by putting project assets in a folder and dragging and dropping it into the Helix DAM browser. 


Jira Webhook 

Streamline planning and tracking.  

Our experts are constantly working to integrate Helix DAM with your entire tool suite. Jira is the latest of these seamless integrations. Now, you can see the status of your Jira issues within Helix DAM and link Helix DAM projects and assets to Jira tickets. Helix DAM will automatically add comments to the Jira issue when users make changes in DAM. The result is simplified planning and project management for your team.  


New Guides and Tutorials 

Explore key digital asset management functions. 

We just made onboarding in Helix DAM easier and expert-led. As you get started, articles and videos from our solutions engineers will be instantly available. No matter which format helps you learn, you can browse, bookmark, and return to these step-by-step resources to review important features and tips in Helix DAM. 


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Link Assets to Any Related Resources 

New Related Links field lets you link any URL you want to an asset. 

You can now link any URL you want to an asset, whether that’s a Jira issue, a Figma design, a task in Hansoft, or any other resource your team needs to reference. This update makes it easier to see the relationships between assets and to integrate Helix DAM with your existing tool suite.  


Enhanced Asset Previews

Customize asset previews with icons and screenshots.  

Helix DAM automatically creates asset previews for most of your files. We’ve now improved your experience in the rare cases where a preview doesn’t populate: Dedicated icons signify file type, and you can upload your own screenshot. 


SSO Enablement

Simplify logging in to Helix Sync with SSO.

We've also updated Helix Sync, our desktop digital asset management tool, to make signing in more efficient. The desktop app now works with Helix Authentication Service, so you can log in with one click using your SSO. Plus, we’ve introduced an improved, single view of our login window.  

Download the latest version of Helix Sync to get started with this new capability.  


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Connect Helix DAM to Streams in Helix Core

Connect version control with digital asset management to streamline development.

This much-anticipated update allows you to link existing Helix Core streams to Helix DAM. It supercharges the way the two tools work together and allows users to customize their experience. Here’s how to take advantage of this capability: 

First, when creating a new project, use the toggle button to disable the “Automatically create Helix Core depot” setting.  

Then, set up your Helix Core pathing by selecting the depot and mainline that contains the Helix Core streams you would like to view and manage in Helix DAM. Note: You can also import the same streams for multiple projects to enhance asset reuse and collaboration. 

Lastly, set up your Helix DAM view settings and provide a Helix DAM repository display name. 

Follow the guidance for upgrades in ourHelix DAM Administrator Guide to take advantage of this new functionality or contact support if you need further assistance. 


Simplify Workspace Creation

Create Helix Core workspaces directly from Helix Sync. 

We’ve also updated Helix Sync, our desktop digital asset management tool, to make workspace creation more intuitive and efficient. Users can now: 

  • Create workspaces in Helix Sync without downloading P4V. 
  • Set up a workspace in a few simple steps — just name your workspace and specify where you want to store it.

Download the latest version of Helix Sync to take advantage of this new capability. 


If you’re new to Helix DAM, get started with a free 14-day trial. 

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Custom Webhooks

Notify external services when actions are performed on assets in Helix DAM.

With custom webhook support, users can now keep their Helix DAM instance more tightly integrated with commonly used asset types and file formats.  

Expand the usability of your Helix DAM library across all assets in your workflow, not just those natively supported, by building automations that keep your previews and thumbnails up to date. 

AI-Powered Audio and Video Indexing

Easily index all of your audio and video files.

Helix Search automatically indexes your audio and video files, making it much easier to locate a given asset. For example, you can quickly find an asset by searching for a piece of dialogue, like “are you feeling lucky?”

File Locking Visibility

Ensure that everyone on your team knows what files are locked.

With File Locking Visibility, users can now see when files are locked (and by which user) inside the Helix DAM web interface. Teams using both Helix Core and Helix DAM will find this feature particularly beneficial, as they can now stay aware of files that are currently being edited across tools. In addition, full file-locking capabilities have also been brought to Helix Sync. 

EXIF Metadata Indexing

Quickly find and use EXIF metadate.

Helix Search indexes EXIF metadata automatically and makes it available to use when necessary. As many images are embedded with a wide set of EXIF metadata this feature will make it easier to find and use EXIF metadata.


Helix Search Available with a Helix DAM License

Helix Search is now officially a part of Helix DAM and they are more tightly integrated than ever before.  

To take advantage of all the latest features and updates, please download the latest Helix DAM 2023.2, Helix Search 2023.2, and Helix Sync 2023.2 update.

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Custom Integrations

Build custom integrations with Helix DAM’s APIs.

The new REST API enables users to build custom integrations with Helix DAM. The API endpoints are documented, and can be found here:

  1. Helix DAM: https://help.perforce.com/helix-core/helix-dam/current/api
  2. Helix Search: Add /swagger to the web address to open the Swagger Helix Search REST API web page. 

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Custom Workflows

Better support team processes with custom workflows for Kanban boards. 

Helix DAM administrators can create custom workflows at the company level to support team processes and terminology.

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What’s New in Helix DAM 2022.2

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Assign an Asset Review to a User

Workflow improvements to assign review tasks and notify the reviewer

This functionality builds on the existing review status and Kanban board tracker, allowing users to assign review tasks and notify the reviewer of their duty. This enables teams to reduce reliance on outside channels for completing review cycles.

User Defined Metadata Fields

Track the information that is important for your team in Helix DAM

Helix DAM administrators can define custom metadata fields that will apply to the entire instance. Some potential uses for custom metadata fields are terms of use of licensed or purchased assets, project names, and game titles. This allows teams to not only track important information about each asset but also search based on that same information.

Usability & File Support Updates

Various enhancements to the Helix DAM web interface

Helix DAM 2022.2 sees several updates to improve usability, which include:

  • Delete assets from a Helix DAM project without leaving the web UI.
  • Move assets from a Helix DAM collection to another without leaving the web UI.
  • Manually add sub-folders within a Helix DAM collection.
  • New visual indicator of the progress and completion of an asset being uploaded to Helix DAM.

New Integration with Blender

Use Helix DAM Without Leaving Blender

The Helix Blender Add-on enables artists and designers to use Helix DAM within Blender. Helix DAM users can seamlessly version all their .blend files directly from Blender, including navigating Helix DAM projects and collections, reviewing comments on each file version, and downloading/uploading .blend files.