Parent page: Managed Projects
Altium Concord Pro provides an advanced, manufacturing orientated CAD-centric view of the project, encompassed in the browser interface Projects Management page. This management interface offers Design, Manufacturing and BOM view options:
The Projects Management page is opened from Concord Pro's Projects page by selecting the required project and clicking the control above the listing of projects, or by double-clicking directly on the required project entry in the list. The page will open in a new browser tab.
The following sections take a closer look at the three views into the project design and its data, presented on the Projects Management page.
Related page: Web Review
The Design view provides interactive visual access to the project's design documents, property data for objects within those documents, and the ability to collaboratively comment on definable document locations. This view is for the latest version of the source project data, rather than a specified release from that project, and so could be considered to be a work-in-progress (WIP) view.
Based on an advanced web graphics engine and interface - Web Review - you are provided with all the features needed to locate and visually inspect the design and its objects. The view also includes fully rendered 2D and 3D PCB layout views, object search and select capabilities, and tree-based design document navigation. Its additional information pane provides an interface to the active Comments system - which dynamically interacts with the design space - and a comprehensive properties listing for any selected design object.
The Manufacturing view allows you to view project data packages released from the design space, which can be individually opened for examination as interactive Fabrication, Assembly and BOM views.
The listing includes project release packages generated from the design space (see Releasing a Design), where each package incorporates the released Source, Fabrication and Assembly data. Released packages can be opened for inspection () through a dedicated Manufacturing Portal browser tab, as outlined in the section that follows.
An opened project release is presented in a new Manufacturing Portal browser tab and incorporates further sub-views:
Click the button to download a Build Package for the currently opened project release, which can then be passed to manufacturing to fabricate and assemble the board. The Build Package is a Zip archive containing individual Zip archives for the packages contained in the release.
The BOM view allows you to interactively examine work-in-progress (WIP) BOM data extracted from the design documents, including entries for Manufacturer and Supplier parts data derived from a project's populated ActiveBOM document (where available). When an ActiveBOM document is part of the design project, each BOM part entry () will include the primary Manufacturer part () and Supplier part () information in a hierarchical view - select an entry to see further details in the side pane.
When your design uses managed components, an indicator is used (to the left of the component designator entry) to reflect the revision status of that component:
- Current (the latest revision of the component is being used).
- Historical (a previous revision of the component, and not the latest, is being used).