Professional | ~30 min.

Electrical CAD in Upchain

Module

In this module, we take you through importing electrical CAD to Upchain and managing electrical designs as items. We will start by looking at the files needed to import your eCAD items into Upchain, including an Excel template and the requirements for an Excel electrical bill of materials. From there we explore the Altium Exporter plugin and discuss how this plugin will assist in the preparation of files for importing into Upchain. Next, we will look at the import process for your eCAD BOM items. Lastly, we will look at how to Check out and Check in eCAD BOM items.

Overview

In this module, we take you through importing electrical CAD to Upchain and managing electrical designs as items. We will start by looking at the files needed to import your eCAD items into Upchain, including an Excel template and the requirements for an Excel electrical bill of materials. From there we explore the Altium Exporter plugin and discuss how this plugin will assist in the preparation of files for importing into Upchain. Next, we will look at the import process for your eCAD BOM items. Lastly, we will look at how to Check out and Check in eCAD BOM items.

This module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Access and install the Upchain for Office plugin
  • Understand the file requirements for importing eCAD into Upchain
  • Access and install the Upchain Altium Exporter and export files out of Altium
  • Create an Excel template for importing into Upchain
  • Import electrical components into Upchain
  • Check out and check in electrical components