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Getting Started with Altium 365

Make Projects Available Online

Making a project available on Altium 365 allows us to share the project and view it from a web browser.

The standard Altium Designer installation includes several example projects. We will choose an example project to learn about project storage with Altium 365. To begin working with Altium 365, we will use a simple project (Mini PC - SODIMM) that contains several schematic sheets (*.SchDoc), one PCB document (*.PcbDoc), and a Bill of Materials file (*.BomDoc). With this project, you’ll be able to evaluate the functionality of the Altium 365 platform and gain practical skills.

Navigate to the example project at the default installation path: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Altium\ADXX\Examples\Mini PC\Mini PC - SODIMM.
Double-click on the project file highlighted in the image below to open the project in Altium Designer.
Navigate-to-Mini-PC - SODIMM
Fig. 1 - Navigate to Mini PC - SODIMM

Tip: We recommend that you copy the folder with the Mini PC - SODIMM project to another location so that you will always have the original version of the example project on the C: drive.

The open project in Altium Designer

Fig. 2 -The open project in Altium Designer

 

Right-click on the project name in the Projects panel then select Make Project Available Online.

Tip: If prompted to save the project, click Yes, then continue.
Project placement pannel
Fig. 3 - Project placement

The Make Available Online dialog opens. The Project Name field automatically contains the project name. In the Description field, we recommend that you enter the text that describes the project content. We also recommend selecting the Enable Formal Version Control option. The option enables Git version control and allows several users to work on the project from Altium Designer or any web browser.

Click Advanced; the Folder field displays the project location in Altium 365. Click OK.

The Make Available Online dialog
Fig. 4 - The Make Available Online dialog
Tip: The following error may occur due to restrictions on the usage of special symbols in the project name in Altium 365.
Illegal symbols in the project name
Fig. 5 - Illegal symbols in the project name
Now that you have saved and placed your project on the Altium 365 server, a green checkmark will appear to the right of the files in the Projects panel. The checkmark indicates the synchronization of your local files with the revision of the Altium 365 server.
Project placed in Altium 365 under version control
Fig. 6 - Project placed in Altium 365 under version control

 

The project can now be viewed through any Internet browser, including mobile browsers. To do this, right-click on the project name then select Show in Web Browser.
Show in Web Browser
Fig. 7 - Show in Web Browser
In the web browser window, click Projects, then select the desired project.
Viewing the project through an Internet browser
Fig. 8 - Viewing the project through an Internet browser
Double-click on the project’s image to view available files, including schematic documents, PCB documents, and BOM documents.
Viewing schematic documents
Fig. 9a - Viewing schematic documents
Viewing PCB documents
Fig. 9b - Viewing PCB documents
Viewing BOM documents
Fig. 9c - Viewing BOM documents

 

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