Within Altium Designer, the F1 and Shift+F1 shortcuts are definitely worth getting acquainted with.
Hover the mouse over anything inside Altium Designer - a button, command, panel, or design object, and press F1 for info about it.
And if you're running a command, say you're placing a component and you're not sure how to rotate it, press Shift+F1 for a list of command-dependent shortcuts.
Altium Designer supports all aspects of electronic product development, so there's plenty to learn! You'll find the links on this page clustered into groups, each about a different area of the design process. Take a moment to skim through them all, then head off and explore. Each link will take you to a Wiki article or a training video.
Need more support?
As well all the articles and videos listed below, there are a number of other resources you'll find invaluable to help you build your proficiency in Altium Designer.
- Visit AltiumLive - AltiumLive brings a new level of connectivity to the entire Altium community. From launching the installation process for Altium Designer, to sharing with your industry peers on the forum, to logging an issue into the BugCruncher, to catching up on the latest musings of your favorite Blogger, or talking live to an Altium Expert. AltiumLive is your virtual coffee shop where you can meet, read, chat and learn about Altium Designer, all from the comfort of your desk. (Log in required, contact your local Altium Sales office or reseller if you have not received your unique log-in link)
- Visit the SUPPORTcenter - to search the solutions database and log a question for Altium's technical experts. (Log in required, follow the instructions to create an account)
- Join a User Forum - and talk with your industry peers, including Altium Designer power users. (Log in required, follow the instructions to create an account)
- Visit the TRAININGcenter - where you can browse more than 100 training videos, each a short and snappy coffee-break entertainer.
- Visit the DEMOcenter - where you can enjoy a huge range of short videos that showcase Altium Designer's capabilities.
- Speak to a local Altium expert - contact your local Altium Sales office or reseller, and get the low-down on how you solve that tricky challenge.
Installation & Licensing
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The Altium Designer Environment, and Projects
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