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API support for Electronics projects

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evan.dudzik
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API support for Electronics projects

A recent update broke my ULP (for Electronics projects) which has prompted me to start exploring alternative options that might be more future-proof.  I experimented with creating a Fusion 360 add-in, and hoped to be able to traverse my board layout object model and accomplish all the same things my ULP was doing, but in python.  
I hit a dead end pretty quickly, though.  While the Fusion 360 API Object Model documentation shows a pretty rich object model for 'regular' Fusion 360 designs, when I look at any of the Documents associated with the Electronics design, it's just a generic Document object with nothing useful in it at all, apparently.

Am I missing something, or is the API really not useful for Electronics designs?

If nothing else, I'd like to be able to (from my add-in) be able to just export the board layout to a .brd file for further processing via whatever means necessary  - which is something I can do manually via the UI menus, but I'm not sure if I can do it from add-in code.  Is that possible?

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BrianEkins
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Unfortunately, not of the Electronics capabilities in Fusion are currently exposed through the API. I don't know if there are plans to do that or not. It will depend on the priorities of the Electronics team. It might be worth asking in the Electronics Forum.

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Brian Ekins
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