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API support for Electronics projects

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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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in reply to: evan.dudzik

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.

Brian Ekins
Inventor and Fusion 360 API Expert

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