Silicon Connector is a simple yet powerful revolutionary extension to the Adobe Creative Cloud that enables direct linking to assets stored in a DAM from InDesign and the ability to navigate the DAM in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Before Silicon Connector, Adobe InDesign could only make asset links to the file system or a shared drive. With Silicon Connector, this is no longer a limitation.
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 InDesign documents and direct links are automatically created. When any linked asset is updated in the Cloud or in the DAM, you are instantly notified. With a click of the mouse, the asset updates to the latest version.
In Photoshop and Illustrator, you can easily navigate the DAM and open assets through the Silicon Connector panel. When you have finished editing an asset, you can upload the updated version back to the DAM so everyone else can see the changes.
This short video is a great overview of just how Silicon Connector works. It features AEM assets, but Silicon Connector works similarly for all the DAMs we partner with.