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Can't create square pcb, only spline shaped pcb's.

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Can't create square pcb, only spline shaped pcb's.

Coming from Eagle, I just want to create a pcb without designing a circuit first.

I can use Board Shape > Outline Spline, but Board Shape >Outline Polyline does nothing.

I just want to dimension the pcb and am stuck there at step one.

Any help would be appreciated. thanks.


No youtube videos on this simple step either.

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Message 2 of 8
in reply to: FloridaJo

Hi @FloridaJo 

I hope you are doing well!

I am not sure if you want to create an empty PCB. If this is your question, you can follow the steps:

1. New Electronic Design

2. New Schematic

3. Switch to PCB Document.

Then an empty PCB will shows up. 

And I also try the Outline Polygon command, it also works well for me.

You can see my video here

If I misunderstand something here, please leave your comment, thanks!



Panpan Fan



Message 3 of 8
in reply to: panpan_fan

Thanks for the video.

I can't do that in mine.

I'm on a mac if that make any difference.

Here is a screentcast video:

Message 4 of 8
in reply to: FloridaJo

At 00:30, you click "ok" button. When you do it you deactivate the function.


I think it's just that.

Message 5 of 8
in reply to: manuel.sobral7

Wow! Talk about unintuitive.  One would think okay it want's me to select these options, then I hit okay and draw.

Thanks That was driving me batty.

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in reply to: FloridaJo

Hi @FloridaJo 

As @manuel.sobral7  mentions, you need to keep the command dialog open when you want to run the command.

The rule is for all commands which have command dialog in Fusion 360.

Besides, I hope you have seen playlist here

We will continue to post videos to demo or introduce Fusion Electronic. You can have a look if you want to learn more about Fusion 360 Electronic. 

If you have any other problems, please leave your comment, thanks!



Panpan Fan

Message 7 of 8
in reply to: panpan_fan

I think in Fusion360 design it appears more like a context panel.

In Electronics Design it appears more to be a Modal box which begs to be closed before an operation.

Just my 2 cents.

Thanks for the link.

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in reply to: FloridaJo

Hi @FloridaJo 

Thanks for your comment.

Do you mind describing more details about the feelings of Electronic command dialog?

What makes you think that the  a Modal box should be closed before an operation?

And I will give your feedback to our develop team to see if we can do some improvement here.



Ragards ,

Panpan Fan

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