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Best way to derive new electronics project from existing one

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Best way to derive new electronics project from existing one



i want to safe


1. i have an existing electronic project with sheet/pcb/3D pcb

2. I want to change only a few things in it for a new electronics project

3. It is not necessary that i have a link between them....


What I tried is:

1. Make a new folder and copy the (not sure what is called, the file which puts everything together) into it.

I thought this will be sufficient but it seems i have to copy alle the other (scheet, 2D pcb, 3D pcb) also.

2. I copied the sheet, 2Dpcb and 3d pcb also => these are there as v1

3. Open the main file, but this one is referencing to the original files (e.g. v123 and so on)

4. I cut all the links and did new link to the v1 copied

5. But it seems some 3D parts get lost.


Thank you for your help



Message 2 of 6
in reply to: xpuipc

Hi @xpuipc,

I hope you're doing well. The best approach would be to make copies of the schematic and 2D PCB into a new folder. The in that folder create a new Electronics Design document and link the two files there. That will make sure that you have no link to the original files.

At this point everything should work as expected.

The key is to make a new Electronics Design document.

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

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in reply to: xpuipc

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Message 4 of 6
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Hi @jorge_garcia2@edwin.robledo,


great, works...


Thank you for your help


Message 5 of 6
in reply to: xpuipc

Hi All,

I been using Eagle on a non-commercial basis and built up quite a few libs, that I would like to transfer to my new comercial Fusion account.


All the documentation/videos and so on that I found until now, show you how ot transfer the designs to Fusion but don't really go deep enough into components libraries transfer and how are these libs  handled/stored by fusion.

I don't really care how messy this is to get working, I just want a method that works and makes sense.


To start with, my libs in eagle are all managed libs. I do like it that way.

Can you guys direct me to some info on transferring and getting the designs to use them.


I sort of managed to transfer the libs to Team, but the design will not use them. I would tell you how I have done that, but I’m so confused about it right now that I can’t even explain it properly.


Any help would be appreciated.

Best Regards




Message 6 of 6
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Does not work without some more steps.

The old 3D PCB is still linked, and pops up when the reference to the 2D PCB is added.

It shows up in the design browser with the old name. There is no option to break the link, only to "Open".
In the 2D PCB page, there is a "Remove 3D PCB Link"  within the "Switch" tools.
This must be clicked to get rid of the old 3D PCB link, so a new board can be generated, otherwise it will generate under the old name/folder.

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