What does membership of the program involve?
Members of the Altium beta program are asked from time to time to install and use pre-release and experimental versions of software that Altium is developing. We require people who are prepared to use this software in both their day to day work as well as regularly dedicating some time to actively looking for errors.
Becoming involved in a project
When we have a project that we would like to test in a real world environment, we will contact members of the Altium beta program. Participants for each project are selected by a number of criteria including your existing knowledge of the product, your availability to use the software during the period of the project and which features you use.
During a project, Altium will:
• Supply you with the software that is to be used during the project. We will also provide you with installation and user notes together with any other information necessary to be able to use the software.
• Supply you the access to beta forums.If you have any questions or require assistance,you can post it on the forum.
• Follow up all you report that relate directly to the Beta software and keep you informed of any work around and progress to resolve these issues.
During a project, you will be required to:
Use the software in both your normal day's business and spend some time experimenting with the software actively testing for faults.
Regularly provide details of any problems as soon as possible after you find them.
Ensure you have sufficient backups of any live data that you use with the Beta software to safe guard against the possibility of data corruption.
Sign a Non Disclosure Agreement prior to starting. If you have a conflicting interest, or cannot abide by this requirement, please let us know as we will be unable to include you in the Program.
Continue to contact your regular Sales & Support office for general support issues that are not directly related to the Beta Project.
Benefits of membership in the Altium Beta Program
By becoming a member of the Altium beta program and participating in projects you have the opportunity to become an active member of our development team. Your participation will directly assist in improving the quality of Altium products resulting in increased productivity.
The program also gives you and your company the opportunity to see and become familiar with upcoming technology, allowing you to prepare for the new version. This will give you a head start on making a smooth transition and lessen the impact on your productivity.
Participation in the program will give you the opportunity to prepare training for fellow designers and engineers before the new version is released.
Becoming a member of the Altium Beta Program
To become a member of the Altium beta program, you will need a sound understanding of our products, you must be available to use the Beta software and you must be prepared to report any issues to us soon as you find them.
By becoming a member of the Altium beta program and participating in projects you will be taking an active part in raising the quality of our products. You and your company will have the opportunity to see and become familiar with upcoming technology, allowing you to prepare for the new version and make a smooth transition to lessen the impact on your productivity.
Membership is free, however you must own a valid license with subscription of the current version of the software.
To apply for membership of the program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information go to beta program FAQs.