You can open and edit multiple design projects in Altium Designer. Provision is also made for you to be able to save any set of open projects as a Design Workspace (*.DsnWrk). This can prove to be a highly efficient option when working with multiple projects that are closely linked in some way. For example, you may have a PCB design that incorporates one or more FPGA devices. The designs targeting those devices may include processor cores, within which, dedicated embedded software programs will run. Instead of having to remember and open the individual projects involved (PCB, FPGA and Embedded), all of the projects can be saved, opened and manipulated as a single design workspace.
- You can think of a Workspace as a set of projects. The Projects panel actually displays the current Workspace – either the default one, or one you have created or opened.
- To save the currently opened set of projects as a Workspace, click the Workspace button at the top of the Projects panel, or use the commands in the File menu.
- When you open a different Workspace the current Workspace must first be closed, you will be prompted to save any unsaved documents, projects or changes to the current Workspace first.