OpenBOM for Altium 365: A Sneak Peek into the Digital Thread Integrated With Cloud-Based Design

Oleg Shilovitsky
Oleg Shilovitsky
23 January, 2024 | 2 min for reading
OpenBOM for Altium 365: A Sneak Peek into the Digital Thread Integrated With Cloud-Based Design

In this article, we preview a new integration between OpenBOM and Altium 365. The new integration is purely cloud-based and allows you to integrate with Altium Design data without having Altium Designer installed on your computer. It is a great demonstration of the power of cloud platforms such as OpenBOM, Altium 365, and Altium Nexar. However, it is also part of our strategy for integrated design digital thread. 

Embracing a Multi-Disciplinary Design Approach with OpenBOM

In today’s fast-paced and highly integrated design environment, the fusion of multiple design sources is not just a convenience; it’s a necessity. OpenBOM’s strategy is deeply rooted in this concept, aiming to establish a continuous digital thread in design management.

 This approach is especially crucial in handling multi-disciplinary designs, which encompass mechanical, electronics, and software aspects. Leading the way, OpenBOM has developed integrations with a myriad of systems, as detailed on our website at OpenBOM Integrations.

OpenBOM Design Cloud-Based Integrations

The launch of OpenBOM Design marks the future expansion of OpenBOM cloud-based design integrations. This approach eliminates the traditional requirement for setting up desktop tool connections. The key lies in its simplicity – connect to a cloud-based REST API, and you’re all set. This breakthrough is a testament to OpenBOM’s commitment to streamlining the design process.

Integration with Altium 365 via Nexar API

At OpenBOM, we have a track record of successful integrations with various cloud-based tools, including collaborations with Autodesk Platform Services and Onshape. 

Taking a step further, we’re excited to announce our upcoming integration with Altium 365, facilitated through the Nexar API Platform. This integration signifies a major leap in our journey towards comprehensive cloud-based design solutions.

A Seamless Experience with the OpenBOM Design Dashboard

This integration is not just about functionality; it’s also about user experience. Seamlessly embedded into the OpenBOM Design dashboard, this integration offers effortless access to all your Altium projects.

 It empowers users to generate a Bill of Materials (BOM) for their PCB designs directly from the cloud, streamlining the design-to-production process significantly.

Demo Video

Check the video with a preview of seamless interaction between OpenBOM and Altium 365.

Conclusion

A new era of cloud-based, hassle-free Integrations is coming. Our focus on pure cloud-based/SaaS integrations aims to eliminate the complexities traditionally associated with tool installations. This advancement is a game-changer, enabling integration with a spectrum of design tools – mechanical, electronics, and software – all from a single platform. This integration creates a unified design digital thread, consolidating multi-disciplinary information about the product in one accessible location.

REGISTER FOR FREE to check how OpenBOM can help you. In the meantime, discover the potential of OpenBOM’s seamless integrations and how they can transform your design process. For more information and updates, visit our website and stay tuned for more updates, or contact OpenBOM sales.

Best, Oleg

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