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3D PCB Does Not Show Component Values

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Message 1 of 11
gkarlick
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3D PCB Does Not Show Component Values

Hello All,

 

My 3D PCBs are not showing any component values.  My 2D PCBs do however show component values.  Is there something I can do to fix this.   I have been searching online and haven't found any solution.  Also to note, the CAM preview does not show any component values.

 

Gabe 

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Message 2 of 11
yqliu
in reply to: gkarlick

Hello @gkarlick ,

 

The values are not showing on 3D PCB on purpose to make the board clean. We will consider to add an option to show the values in future release.

Message 3 of 11
gkarlick
in reply to: yqliu

Okay, how about the CAM view.  I suppose that is also on purpose.

Message 4 of 11

Hi  @gkarlick ,

 

Thank you for asking.

CAM Preview we don't show the component values by default, but in the CAM Processor > Output Files > Gerber > Silkscreen Top / Silkscreen Bottom > Layers > you could add the values layer there and then the Component Values will be shown up.

Hope it helps.

CAMProcessor-Silkscreen-Layer.PNG

Please feel free to let us know if you need our further assistant. 

Regards,

Helen



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
Message 5 of 11
robZDWS7
in reply to: yqliu

This reply makes no sense.

 

Certainly, the point of being able to turn layers on and off is to make things "clean". So allow us to turn on and off component values !!!

 

Please, this is a most basic thing that Altium did decades ago -- SHOWING COMPONENT VALUES -- so that prototype PCBs can be assembled on the bench using a printed sheet of paper with the component values on them.

Message 6 of 11
jorge_garcia
in reply to: gkarlick

Hi @robZDWS7,

 

I think there is some form of misunderstanding here. You can show component values on the 2D PCB and print it for easy assembly. I do this all the time.

 

This thread revolves around showing the values in the 3D PCB which it currently does not show. It's an open feature request.

 

I'll add your comments to it.

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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Message 7 of 11
robZDWS7
in reply to: jorge_garcia

Jorge, thanks. If you can indeed show the component VALUES in 2D, then how? Thanks.
Message 8 of 11
jorge_garcia
in reply to: gkarlick

Hi @robZDWS7,

 

I hope you're doing well. See my response here:
https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/fusion-360-electronics/awful-unintuitive-and-buggy-cam-exporting/m-p/...

 

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

Kudos are much appreciated if the information I have shared is helpful to you and/or others.

Did this resolve your issue? Please accept it "As a Solution" so others may benefit from it.
Message 9 of 11
dave3PGN8
in reply to: jorge_garcia

Since this is over a year later, perhaps this has been fixed. (It doesn't appear to be fixed by default.) This "feature"--showing component values on the 3D pcb is most basic and very necessary. One of the principal features to review on the 3D PCB is making sure the silk screen text is displayed how desired. For now I've had to change the layers of all the component values, putting them on the tNames layer so they'll show up in 3D. Please fix this!

Message 10 of 11
yqliu
in reply to: dave3PGN8

We have provided an option to customize the silkscreen layer:

silkscreen.png

Message 11 of 11
dave3PGN8
in reply to: yqliu

Excellent, thank you!

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