New to Altium Designer or resume work with AD after break or major update

Created: 25.03.2021 | Updated: 12.08.2021

For all those who are new to Altium, starting to use it now more frequently or have updated from a really old version. This article covers how to contact Support, finding Learning Materials, Tutorials, and other useful information for getting (re) started.

Starting in Version: 18.0
Up to Version: Current

Solution Details

You can download/install our current (or an older) version from here:  
https://www.altium.com/products/downloads

New to AltiumLive?  Having an AltiumLive account (no extra charge) is the gateway into the Altium ecosystem which provides access to: 

  • Support (Live Online Chat),
  • Manage existing cases right from the client,
  • Altium Content Vault for parts,
  • Community forums,
  • Design Content,
  • Bugcrunch (bug reporting system) & Ideas sites (to suggest and vote on software enhancements you'd like to see),
  • Software downloads, and
  • Your company's Workspace - read about and create or join your company's workspace:  
    https://www.altium.com/365-intro/workspace,

Here's the sign in page:
https://live.altium.com/#signin

 

New to Altium Designer?:
https://www.altium.com/documentation/altium-designer/exploring-altium-designer
https://my.altium.com/altium-designer/getting-started
https://my.altium.com/learning/getting-started
https://www.altium.com/solutions/academic-programs/altium-designer-online-resources

https://resources.altium.com/
https://resources.altium.com/getting-started/altium-designer-getting-started

https://resources.altium.com/guide-books

 

New to the 64-bit version? 
Here's a review of the new Interface for users of version 17 and previous:

https://www.altium.com/documentation/18.0/display/ADES/NFS_18_0((A+Fresh+User+Interface))_AD
https://www.altium.com/documentation/18.0/display/ADES/Altium+Designer+UI+-+FAQs
https://www.altium.com/documentation/18.0/display/ADES/Upgrading+to+Altium+Designer+18+-+a+Visual+Transition+Guide+for+Existing+Users

 

Altium Designer presents an entirely new look and feel starting at version 18, with new features that will enhance your board design experience. Here's what's new for each version:

https://www.altium.com/documentation/altium-designer/new-in-altium-designer?version=18.0

(Review the new features for any version by using the pull down list at the top right corner of the left panel)
Here's the current version:

https://www.altium.com/documentation/altium-designer/new-in-altium-designer


Tutorial:
https://www.altium.com/documentation/altium-designer/from-idea-to-manufacture-driving-a-pcb-design-through-altium-designer
(When you see small triangles at the left of what looks like a title, click on it to expand the section.)

This is another good place to get started:
https://resources.altium.com/p/single-cell-lithium-polymer-battery-charger-project  

 

Support Home
https://www.altium.com/support
In addition to the Live Chat (24/5), this page also has direct links to:

  • Knowledge Base articles,
  • Altium Academy - a large collection of Youtube videos,
  • User Forums - Someone else may have already experienced and solved your issue,
  • Access to your support case tickets, and
  • Documentation - where you can find extensive, versioned information about our software
Webinars:
https://www.altium.com/webinars
 
Videos:
Altium Designer Getting Started User Guide:
https://my.altium.com/altium-designer/getting-started
Altium Academy videos:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWLoHp3WJG_ats8waVCu7Mw
Video Library (legacy):
https://altiumvideos.live.altium.com/
How to use the new features in Altium Designer 19 (videos for older version, but still relevant):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIsrydx3IHDNWKnhpuRl0drRgw9lbJr55
Altium Designer 19 Essentials Online Training:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3aaAq2OJU5H_V1wJfcxn9RtUf2hs2FU6
(Remember to download all the material in the first module.)
 
Altium Training Courses:
https://altium.secure.force.com/eventsforcategory?cid=&categoryid=a4K20000000Gma9EAC&region=Americas&languageid=a0X20000000Cb8gEAC
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