Concord Pro/Altium 365 Setup
As mentioned on our overview page, several configuration aspects of Concord Pro Altium 365 must be addressed from the beginning. Please consider the following recommendation if you decide to strike out on your own or wish to utilize our services. We have gone through our fair share of trials and errors, so there is no reason for you to learn the hard way.
One of the critical concepts of Concord Pro / Altium 365 is a specific folder for each file type that Altium Designer uses. For example, there is a symbol folder for symbols, a footprint folder for footprints, etc.
When one considers the file types used to create a design, a file is either a library, template, or project-related file.
Templates are used to provide consistency within a project. In Concord Pro / Altium 365 Pro, a component template ensures consistent component creation for each component type.
Projects rely on both templates and, more importantly, the library. In Concord Pro / Altium 365, one can design PCBs within these environments using external libraries. However, this nullifies any advantages a library within Concord Pro / Altium 365 offers. Integrating a completed project with a Concord Pro / Altium 365 library becomes a significant undertaking.
The library is the backbone of Concord Pro / Altium 365. It should be the primary focus when configuring Concord Pro or Altium 365.
We have highlighted the following essential characteristics of setting up a Concord Pro vault properly:
2. Component-Centric Library
3. Library Folders
4. Concord Pro Elements
5. Library Migration
6. Concord Pro Setup Services and Training