Parent page: System & Environment Panels
The Collaboration panel is used by designers that are working on the same project to interact and work together. It allows collaborating team members to broadcast, or push, a notification of a design change from within the design editor in which they are working. Other designers will be alerted and can Pull changes that impact on their design area into the editor in which they are working.
These capabilities are managed by NEXUS's workflow and collaboration engine - it manages the change, it manages the change history, and it notifies all of the parties involved via the Collaboration panel.
Note that the Collaboration panel only can be used when you are signed into a server. All information on this page relates to the signed-in user.
The Collaboration panel is accessible by clicking Panels on the bottom right-hand side of the editor then selecting Collaboration or by clicking View » Panels » Collaboration from the main menus.
The panel allows you to quickly communicate design changes to other members of the design team with whom they are collaborating. Just what does collaborating mean in Altium NEXUS? Collaborating team members:
When team members are collaborating, the panel is used to:
When the Push button is clicked, an editing window appears at the top of the Collaboration panel. Enter a message about the design change then click Post.
When Post is clicked:
Whenever a designer performs a push, the message automatically appears in the Collaboration panel of all active, collaborating team members. Any of those designers can then perform a Pull, bringing that change in their working copy of the design.
The text label on the Pull button changes to suit the active editor and the possible actions. For example, if the designer about to perform a pull has a schematic open, the button will say Pull PCB. When the button is clicked, schematic changes will be pulled in first then the Update PCB command is launched.
When Pull is clicked:
Click this button to display a menu of editors that support collaboration. A check indicates that collaboration posts from that editor are displayed in the Collaboration panel. Clear the check to hide posts from that editor.