Post Altium Designer Training Completion
Congratulations! After a week of instruction and exercises, you are now an expert! Right?
We understand that a class of this nature is much like drinking from a fire hydrant. Time lags between training and projects will erode this knowledge, and questions that you may tangle with that were not discussed are expected. In short, there is still a learning curve to traverse.
We certainly wish to remind you that Altium provides several ways to assist you. The Altium forums has a robust history. Altium is continually improving their technical documents and their videos. Don’t forget to search both the bug crunch and feature request forums. These 2 areas can show you if other are having similar issues in addition to possible work arounds. And of course, when all else fails, take advantage of your support contract by calling Altium support.
Even with all of the help options listed above, the whole design flow may still be murky. Learning Altium Designer is not about individual features and functions, it about the entire methodology of PCB design. Some features are scattered throughout the tool. Some features have an impact on primitives and other functions.
Nine Dot connects offers a coaching package. “Coaching” is a service in which the user purchases a block of hours (a minimum of 10). The hours are used in 2-hour blocks, and the sessions are arranged between the customer and Nine Dot Connects. The topic(s) is up to the customer, although it is best to provide a wish list to ensure that the design coach best suited for instruction is provided. Though these hours are primarily for the purpose of one-on-one training, the user may have one other colleague attend the session (i.e. via their own computer or by reserving a conference room at their company facility.) All of the coaching sessions are performed online using GoToMeeting.
As a result of completing this class, we are offering our students opportunities to get further help and guidance from our company’s experts in Altium Designer.