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End-to-End Tracking of PCB Design

I am interested in Jira and Bitbucket plugins for Altium as described in the article below. Is it on the roadmap?

https://resources.altium.com/pcb-design-blog/end-to-end-tracking-of-your-pcb-design

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For anyone using Plastic SCM as their version control tool, here are the steps to launch Altium Designer as an external diff tool:

  • Launch Plastic SCM
  • Click Preferences button on the left side menu
  • In the pop-up box, choose "Diff tools" on the left side menu
  • Click the Add button
  • Select "External diff tool" and enter the value

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Altium\AD17\DXP.exe" @sourcefile @destinationfile

  • Select "Use with files that match the following pattern:"

.SchDoc;.SchDot;.openbus;.MbsDoc;.PcbDoc;.PcbDot;.MbaDoc;.SchLib;.PcbLib;.pcb3dlib

  • Click OK and Apply the changes
  • Right click on a file and choose Diff from the popup menu
  • Choose an option to compare two different revisions of a file and launch Altium

Note: If Altium throws an error about running out or expiry of licenses, contact the administrator.

  • Make the necessary changes and merge the file

For anyone using Plastic SCM as their version control tool, here are the steps to add Altium Designer to the global configuration:

  • Download the plastic-global-config repository to a workspace on the local machine
  • Open externaltools.conf file with wordpad

C:\Users\<username>\wkspaces\plastic-global-config\externaltools

  • Add the following command to launch Altium Designer and save the file 

item | Open in Altium Designer| "C:\Program Files (x86)\Altium\AD17\DXP.exe" | @object

  • Checkin the changeset into the repository

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