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Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:33:48 am »
Holy crap, that thing is annoying!  |O

Any way to turn it off?
 

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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 01:43:27 pm »
Disclaimer: have not used this software.  I'm presuming it's a traditional application (not a cloud service).

Does it require a constant internet connection?  What happens if you disconnect? 

If this works: you should be able to get some firewall software that you can configure to block (only) this app from connecting to the internet.
 
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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 01:09:15 am »
I don't use the vault so don't have this issue but I don't see an option anywhere to turn it off.
Copying the schematic symbol and footprint into your own library would fix it but not ideal if you are using a lot of vault components.
 
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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 04:59:08 am »
i believe the big boy Altium Designer has a setting for it. if there is no setting in CS try running the setup and see if it provides a uninstall option to turn supply chain support off.
 

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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 05:23:39 am »
What happens if you disconnect [internet]? 
No insight panel! Woo!  :clap:

I run CS inside a virtual machine, so it's easy to disable the network connection temporarily.

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Copying the schematic symbol and footprint into your own library would fix it but not ideal if you are using a lot of vault components.

I also tried that, but (with the network attached) it still pulls up the insight panel. There's probably some way to tweak the schematic component so CS won't try to get supply chain info, but I'm not sure how to do that.
 

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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 03:02:44 pm »
Hehehe.  The age-old tradition of fixing software problems with hardware.  Glad it worked :)
 

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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 01:40:24 am »
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Copying the schematic symbol and footprint into your own library would fix it but not ideal if you are using a lot of vault components.
I also tried that, but (with the network attached) it still pulls up the insight panel. There's probably some way to tweak the schematic component so CS won't try to get supply chain info, but I'm not sure how to do that.
If you copy the component and paste it into the listview of components the supply chain insight info stays with it.
If you copy the actual schematic symbol / drawing then paste that into the schematic of an already existing component, the supply chain insight info is lost.
I know what I mean but this is probably incomprehensible!
 

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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 01:53:55 am »
If you copy the component and paste it into the listview of components the supply chain insight info stays with it.
If you copy the actual schematic symbol / drawing then paste that into the schematic of an already existing component, the supply chain insight info is lost.
I know what I mean but this is probably incomprehensible!
Ah, so they're hiding some secret bits that aren't directly visible in the UI. Good to know. Not sure I want silly little schematic components "phoning home" to the Altium mothership.
 

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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 02:24:25 am »
in altium there is the insight controls. design insight supply chain etc. you can turn those off. no idea about the lower end tools. check the settings under 'design insight'
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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2018, 04:11:35 am »
I found the key in the Windows Registry that disables or enables this popup. Is it ok to post it here? It also requires changing permissions on the key to edit it.
 

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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 04:15:47 am »
I found the key in the Windows Registry that disables or enables this popup. Is it ok to post it here? It also requires changing permissions on the key to edit it.

NO! Windows registry keys are never permitted to be posted publically! Read the rules!

(all joking aside, why would you think posting a registry key would be a problem??)
 

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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 05:53:41 am »
I wasn't sure it was a violation of CircuitStudios license. In the past many have objected to editing the registry and for some reason think it is hacking.

Warning: If this isn't done right, you may have to re-install Circuit Studio.
Back up the key first.
Here is the key I found that works for me. The CLSID may be different on each person's machine (or not).

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Altium\CircuitStudio {DB237428-73A0-4D1D-A2F3-DB326A951457}\DesignExplorer\Preferences\Client\Client Preferences

Just change the entry SupplyChainInsight to 0 from 1.

You may need to change permissions of the above key to change anything. Right click on the key and select Permissions and click advanced. I removed the selection from "Include Inheritable permissions...".  The following step is Important! Then click Add when the Security menu pops up.  Now you should be able to delete the Restricted permission. Make sure all other permissions have "Full" checked.

« Last Edit: April 06, 2018, 05:58:54 am by jamiechi »
 

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Re: Disabling the infernal "Supply Chain Insight" panel
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2018, 07:05:11 pm »
Thanks for the great tip and just to confirm that the CLSID will be different for every installation of CircuitStudio. I've created an official knowledge base article to make the information available to the widest possible audience.
https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-89558/l/how-to-disable-supply-chain-insight
 
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