Created: June 28, 2022 | Updated: June 28, 2022
This documentation page references Altium NEXUS/NEXUS Client (part of the deployed NEXUS solution), which has been discontinued. All your PCB design, data management and collaboration needs can now be delivered by Altium Designer (with Altium Designer Enterprise Subscription) and a connected Altium 365 Workspace. Check out the FAQs page for more information.

The Connection dialog is used to connect and sign in to a workspace.The Connection dialog is used to connect and sign in to a workspace.


The Connection dialog provides controls to connect to and sign in to a target workspace or server. A target workspace can be used to store everything related to designing in the software including: design source data, such as components, schematics, and PCB files; design release data, such as Gerber and ODB++ data; and installations and updates of the software itself. You can only sign in to a target workspace or server that has already been installed or activated and has appropriate user credentials defined.

For more information about accessing a target workspace, click here.


This dialog is accessed by attempting to run the following workspace-related actions when not connected to a workspace:

  • Clicking File » New » Component from the main menus of any editor.
  • Right-clicking on a project in the Projects panel and selecting Version Control » Commit Whole Project.
  • Releasing a project from the Project releaser (Project » Project Releaser).


  • When not signed in to a workspace: the Connection dialog displays text to connect to one of your workspaces. Click the relevant tile for the desired workspace , self-managed server , or customized server . You will be prompted to sign into the chosen server, if required.
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