Connecting to Your Altium 365 Workspace
First, ensure that you are signed in to your AltiumLive account through Altium Designer. To do so, click on the control at the top-right of the main application window, then click the entry on the associated menu. Use the subsequent Sign In dialog that appears to enter your AltiumLive account credentials, then click . Alternatively, sign in using your Google® or Facebook® account and, in doing so, link/associate that account with your AltiumLive account. If you don't have an AltiumLive account, you can click the control to register for one.
If you have a Pro Subscription Plan and your organization is set up for SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) with an Identity Provider (e.g. Okta®), then you can sign in to your Altium account in this way by clicking the control.
Ensure you are signed in to your Altium account, using your AltiumLive credentials.
You can now connect to your Altium 365 Workspace. To do so, click on the control at the top-right of the main application window. In the subsequent menu, all Altium 365 Workspaces that are available to you will be listed across two sections:
- My Workspaces – the Altium 365 Workspace activated for your own organization and to which you have been added as a team member. Note that each organization can activate a single Altium 365 Workspace.
- Shared With Me – those Altium 365 Workspaces of other organizations to which you have been invited to, and subsequently added as, a team member.
Click the entry for the specific Altium 365 Workspace you wish to connect to.
Click to access a Workspace from all those available to you.
You can also connect to your Altium 365 Workspace from the Open Project and Create Project dialogs, when wanting to open an existing project, or create a new project, respectively. In either case, select the entry in the Locations region of the dialog, then click on the button for the required Workspace.
Connect to a Workspace through the Open Project and Create Project dialogs.
You will be connected to the Workspace, with the dialog updated to present the Workspace's name in the Locations region. For the Open Project dialog, the main area will populate with projects currently in the Workspace and that are shared with you. The Create Project dialog will present the controls and options for defining a new project within the Workspace.
Once connected, the location will update with the name of the Workspace, and the relevant dialog content presented.
If you are a member of the team for one or more Altium 365 Workspaces and have nominated one of these to be the default Altium 365 Workspace, then you will connect directly to that Workspace when initially signing in to your Altium account (through Altium Designer) using your AltiumLive credentials. After that, each time you sign in to your account within Altium Designer the last connected Workspace will be automatically connected – all set ready to continue designing where you left off.
Read-only Altium 365 Workspace
If there is no active Altium Subscription across any of the Altium Designer licensing for a company's account with Altium (to which that company's Altium 365 Workspace is associated), then that Workspace will switch over to being Read-only. All team members will still be able to view/work with existing content in the Workspace, but will not be able to modify that existing content in any way, nor create any new content.
When connecting to a Read-only Workspace, a warning dialog will be presented and the icon for the connected Workspace will present as .
Connecting to a Workspace that has been switched to Read-only mode.
Signing in to Your Concord Pro Workspace
Sign in to your Concord Pro Workspace instance from within Altium Designer by clicking the Current User control, at the top-right of the main application window (e.g. ). This will be the user that is currently signed into AltiumLive through this instance of Altium Designer. In the subsequent menu choose the Custom connection command. The Sign in dialog will appear, with which to sign in to the target Workspace. Enter the URL for the Workspace and your Workspace access credentials, then click the button.
Signing in to your Concord Pro Workspace from within Altium Designer.
Signing in to a 'Known' Concord Pro Workspace
If you have previously connected to your Concord Pro Workspace from within the same instance of Altium Designer, it will become a Known Server. If this is the case, you can sign in to that Workspace from within Altium Designer in a more streamlined fashion. To do so, click on the control at the top-right of the main application window. In the subsequent menu, choose the entry for your Workspace, in the CUSTOM CONNECTIONS grouping. If you enabled the Sign in automatically option when accessing that Workspace previously, you will be signed in straight away. If this option was not enabled, the Sign in dialog will appear, with which to sign in to the target Workspace. Enter the URL for the Workspace, and your Workspace access credentials, then click the button.
Signing in to your Concord Pro Workspace from within Altium Designer, when that Workspace is already known.
Signing into a Concord Pro Workspace from Different Computers
Support is provided for signing into your Concord Pro Workspace using the same credentials but from different computers (other than the computer on which Concord Pro is installed). If you attempt to sign in to a Workspace that you are already signed into from another computer – either through Altium Designer or the Workspace's browser-based interface – a pop-up dialog will alert you to this. You can choose from two options offered in the dialog:
- Terminate existing session – close the existing session that you have on the other computer and continue to login to the Workspace from the current computer.
- Start new session – login to the Workspace from the current computer by using an additional connection license and thereby keep logged into the Workspace from the other computer as well.