Silicon Connector is a revolutionary yet simply powerful extension to the Adobe Creative Cloud that enables direct linking from InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to Cloud-based assets on web servers or in DAMs.
Before Silicon Connector, Adobe InDesign could only make asset links to the file system or a shared drive.
No longer. Built by some of the same engineers who built Adobe InDesign, Silicon Connector realizes the dream of true Cloud-based workflows, not only for InDesign but now for Photoshop and Illustrator as well.
After you’ve installed Silicon Connector, simply drag and drop Cloud-based assets into your Creative Cloud documents and direct links are automatically created. With InDesign, when any linked asset is updated on the web server or DAM, the corresponding InDesign asset is also updated. Automatically.
In Photoshop and Illustrator, a more primitive (yet effective) navigation and check-in/check-out is supported: single assets are selected from the DAM for editing, and checked back into the DAM at the end of the editing session.
This short video is a great overview of just how Silicon Connector works. It happens to feature AEM Assets, but Silicon Connector works similarly for all the DAMs we partner with.