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Working Offline

There might be occasions when you are required to work on a project without access to the Internet. With Altium 365, you can work on projects locally with no problem. The first time you open any project from the cloud, a local copy of the project is saved on your computer and you can work with it offline.

Previously opened project is available for work without a connection.
Fig. 1 - The previously opened project is available for work 
without an Internet connection 

You can continue working on the project by saving files locally. Once you are connected to the Internet, simply save the updated files to the cloud and make your changes available to everyone. 

If you need to create a new project without the Internet, create and save it locally. The first time you connect to a workspace, all components that are stored in it are saved in your local cache in the background, therefore, you will only notice it when you go offline. You can fill your project with cached cloud components as well as with newly-created components. To create components locally, add SchLib/PcbLib libraries to the project by selecting File > New > Library > SchematicLibrary/PCB Library from the main menus. You can then add the components you need.

Tip: It is good practice to keep all files for a project in one folder so that you don't lose any files in other locations.

Local project with all required documents.
Fig. 2 - Local project with all documents

Once you are online and are connected to the workspace, the local project and libraries need to be saved to the cloud. To save a project to the workspace, right-click on the project name in the Projects panels then select Make Project Available Online

Making Project Available Online
Fig. 3 - Making a project available online

In the Make Available Online dialog that opens, enter the project name then enable the Enable Formal Version Control option. Click OK to save the project to the cloud.

Project uploading window
Fig. 4 - The Make Available Online dialog

Once your project has been uploaded to the cloud, its files will have up to date status and become available for all team members for collaboration. 
If you have added components to local libraries, you should upload those components to the cloud also. To do this, select File > Library Migrator from the main menus. After migrating the libraries, you can continue to work online as usual.

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