Altium NEXUS Documentation

Open Project

Created: January 25, 2022 | Updated: January 25, 2022
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Summary

The Open Project dialog provides a single location to open, search for and browse projects.

Access

The dialog is accessed from any editor by choosing File » Open Project from the main menus.

Options/Controls

  • Search – use to filter the project list by entering alpha/numeric characters. When opening Workspace projects, the Search filter will also respond to Parameters/Value pairs available from Workspace projects. These include Project and Workspace parameters, and the Analytics parameters generated by the Workspace.

    The Workspace project search will return a list of projects based on simple or specific search strings. Parameter Value searches are case-insensitive, whereas Parameter names are referred to in full and are case-sensitive. A space in the search string indicates a boolean AND, and quoted (literal) searches are valid.

    • Enter abc to list projects that include a parameter value that contains the character string abc
    • Enter abc 123 to list projects that include a parameter value that contains abc AND 123
    • Enter “abc 123” to list projects that include a parameter value which (literally) contains abc 123
    • Enter MyParameter=123 to list projects that include the MyParameter parameter with a value that contains 123
    • Enter “My Other Parameter”=abc to list projects that include the My Other Parameter parameter with a value that contains 123. Most project parameter names include spaces, so a quoted (literal) name is needed.
    • Enter MyParameter=abc 123 to list projects that include the MyParameter parameter with a value that contains abc, and also have any parameter with a value containing 123.
    • Enter MyParameter= to list projects that include the MyParameter parameter, regardless of its value.

    View search examples

    Click the  icon at the right of the Search bar to remove the currently defined search string.

    When viewing the list of Workspace projects (in the folder structure view) or the list of local projects, the path to the currently selected folder will be shown in the Search bar. Click on a folder name to show the content of this folder in the dialog. Click the  button at the right of the bar or use the Alt + Up Arrow shortcut to show the content of the folder one level higher. 

  • Locations – this section allows you to choose the location of the project you want to open. The rightmost pane will display projects within the chosen location.

    Recent – lists recently opened projects from local or Workspace sources.

    • Name – the name of the project; the location path of the project appears below the name.
    • Last Modified – the date and time the project was last modified. The date and time display in accordance with your personal computer's settings. To configure each project's modification dates and times in a specific format, you can do so in your computer's system Region settings.

      The Name and Last Modified columns can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking (and toggling) the header for each column.
    • Project Information – when is clicked, the right-hand side of the dialog displays the name, last modified date/time and location of the project currently selected in the list.

    Workspace

    • When not signed in to a Workspace: the right-hand side of the dialog displays text stating that you are not connected to a Workspace. Click the relevant tile for the desired NEXUS Server Workspace (). You will be prompted to sign into the chosen Workspace if required.

    • When signed in to a Workspace: lists Workspace projects available in a connected Workspace. When viewing Workspace projects, the default view shows all projects available within the Workspace. To view and navigate through the project folder hierarchy, select the folder view button () to access project folders and the breadcrumb path in the dialog’s Search bar.

      The project list view in the dialog. Hover the cursor over the image to see the folder structure view.
      The project list view in the dialog. Hover the cursor over the image to see the folder structure view.

      When the folder view is enabled in the dialog and if you have projects located in a folder, a folder entry () will appear, which you can double-click to view the existing projects located within.
    • Name – the name of the project; the location path of the project appears below the name.
    • Last Modified – the date and time the project was last modified. The date and time display in accordance with your personal computer settings. To configure each project's modification dates and times in a specific format, you can do so in your computer's system Region settings.

      The Name and Last Modified columns can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking (and toggling) the header for each column.
    • Project Information – when is clicked, the right-hand side of the dialog displays additional details about the selected project, including the basic project information (the General tab of the details pane) and all project Parameters (the Parameters tab of the details pane).

    • Open Project Copy – click to open the Clone Project dialog to make a clone (copy) of the project.

    Shared With Me – lists projects shared from within Altium NEXUS or through the Workspace browser interface.

    • Name – the name of the project.
    • Created By – the name of the person who created the project.
    • Last Modified – the date and time the project was last modified. The date and time display in accordance with your personal computer's settings. To configure each project's modification dates and times in a specific format, you can do so in your computer's system Region settings.

      The Name and Last Modified columns can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking (and toggling) the header for each column.

    Local Projects – lists projects stored in the current default location as specified in the System – Default Locations page of the Preferences dialog.

    • Name – the name of the project; the location path of the project appears below the name. You may double-click the folder icon () to view the existing contents located within.
    • Last Modified – the date and time the project was last modified. The date and time display in accordance with your personal computer's settings. To configure each project's modification dates and times in a specific format, you can do so in your computer's system Region settings.

      The Name and Last Modified columns can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking (and toggling) the header for each column.
    • Project Information – when is clicked, the right-hand side of the dialog displays the name, last modified date/time and location of the project currently selected in the list.

  • Browse – click to browse to and open a project through the standard Windows Open dialog.
  • Open – click to open the selected project.

    Note that when a Workspace project is selected, the Open button has two states:

    • Click the button or select Open to default checkout path from the button drop-down to open the project to the default checkout path that is defined as a property of the design repository in which the project resides. For a Workspace's native repository, this is the Local Path field found in the Git Repository dialog. Access the properties dialog by selecting the entry for the repository – on the Data Management – Design Repositories page of the Preferences dialog – and clicking the Properties button.
    • Select Open to custom path from the button drop-down to open the standard Windows Select Folder dialog will open from where you can browse to and select a folder on your hard drive where the project will open to.
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