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Parent article: System Installation, Licensing & Management
The techdocs site (techdocs.altium.com) is the home of the latest documentation for Altium's Design solutions. It is here that the latest features are documented as new articles, and updates applied to existing articles as the software improves. The techdocs site can be thought of as THE master set of documentation – your destination for information on Altium Designer, AltiumLive, Altium Designer Viewer, the Altium Instrument Dashboard, and Altium Hardware.
While techdocs is the home of documentation for Altium's Design solutions, the PDF-based Learning Guides are still available for designers who need an off-line solution.
These Learning Guides fall into one of two categories:
- Still Accurate – a Learning Guide belongs to this category if, in comparison to its techdocs-based successor, its content is considered to be still accurate. In some cases, the content is identical. This would typically be the case where no further update has taken place since the document's content was migrated to techdocs. In other cases, differences between the PDF document and the corresponding techdocs page(s) are deemed to be minimal or slight. In other cases still, migrated content may not yet be truly converted to the online format, resulting in the PDF document still being used as a reference. These 'Still Accurate' documents have been given a fresh template, utilizing a black and gold look and feel.
- Legacy – a Learning Guide belongs to this category if, in comparison to its techdocs-based successor, its content is considered to be either: Inaccurate (the techdocs version has been greatly updated, for example with newer information, and the PDF contains information that is no longer accurate with today's software (slipped too much out of date)); for use with older version(s) of Altium Designer (and therefore not relevant to Altium Designer 10 or later); for use with design components marked specifically as 'legacy' (such as 8-bit processors, peripherals and instruments for FPGA design, and available in legacy libraries). The latter would be considered still accurate, but rendered legacy from its design use perspective. These 'Legacy' documents remain using their original template, utilizing a blue look and feel, and carry a watermark to reinforce their legacy status.
The complete set of PDF documents can be downloaded using the following link: