6 Considerations for Getting Started with Altium 365 and Concord Pro
We at Nine Dot Connects are elated that Altium offers and promotes products such as Concord Pro and Altium 365. In doing so, they call attention to an important topic long ignored by most engineering groups - Library Management.
These are indeed powerful tools, but they require a proper configuration. Since both are revision control systems, there is no turning back once put in motion. Careful planning is required to ensure initial decisions do not later hinder the workflow.
This webinar will introduce you to 6 critical considerations while setting up Concord Pro or Altium 365:
Creating Components in A365/Concord Pro That Won't Bite Back
As you may have noticed, we took a bit of a hiatus this past year with our webinars. It's been nose to the grindstone with teaching at the local community college and having had a surge of work. However, we have learned a lot this past year, and it's time to get all this knowledge out of our heads and into yours.
Our January webinar is on component creation in A365 / Concord Pro. Though the editor is straightforward, there are things to be aware of that could cause issues later:
Impact of the life cycle, revision, item ID, and templates on a component
Information you should seek before component creation
Creation order of a component, symbol, and footprint
Using part choices without being overruled by part choices
If this is your first time attending our webinar on the Altium 365 and Concord Pro topic, you might benefit by watching our video recording on "6 Considerations for Getting Started with Altium 365 and Concord Pro."
A benefit of using Altium 365 or Concord Pro is centralizing the company libraries. However, this becomes problematic when:
Contractors cannot access this library (which is the case with Concord Pro)
Designers have not adopted their company's Concord Pro or Altium 365 deployment and continue to use outside libraries
Older designs are not synced with Concord Pro or Altium 365
What will happen when we reconcile a project's components with Altium 365 or Concord Pro libraries? In this video, we will walk through the process and look at the result, neither of which, in our opinion, is optimal. This is expected from ANY revision control-based system (not just Altium), where files are being created outside the revision control environment.
This is a must-see for anyone contemplating a project that would take them along the contractor's loop.
What's this Vault, AVS, NEXUS, Concord Pro all about?
In 2009, Altium embarked upon an ambitious plan to seamlessly transition the design work to the manufacturing process through a consistent workflow with real-time component information. They recognized that this process must be repeatable, accountable, and traceable. Released in 2011, it became known as 'The Vault.'
With changes to the name, the functionality, and the various offerings over the years, it's been challenging to understand what exactly is NEXUS or Concord Pro. Is it a library database? Is it a repository? Is it a version control system? In short - it's all of them.
This webinar will focus on:
What it is
How it is structured
What it does
No marketing hype, no glossies. Just the facts.
Disclaimer: Nine Dot Connects does not have any affiliation with Altium Inc. This webinar is an independent assessment of the tool.