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wayneweeks
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Device Packages

Hi,

 

I am trying to get up to speed with Fusion 360 Electronics. I have watched many of George's tutorials which are excellent. I have an issue with a new library part that I am confused with...

 

So I create a new Component, add the Symbol asset and add the Footprint asset, then connect the pins. So far all good. Now I have a 3D model .step file that I downloaded but that 3D model does not show up in list of available packages to select. I am unable to see how to get that 3D model that I want to use in the list of available 'Packages'.  

 

The options available from the component footprint are 'Create New 3D Model' which I don't think I want to do as I already have the .step file available, or 'Attach Copy of Existing 3D Model', which I think I do want. But how to get that 3D model to show up in the list of available 'Packages'?

 

Thanks,

 

JT

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: wayneweeks

Hi @wayneweeks,

 

I hope you're doing well. I know it's confusing, but if you have already uploaded the step model you actually want to use the "Create New 3D model" option. If you follow the video for making 3D models  in the library you'll see that after using that option you then have to go to the data panel and right click on the step model and select insert into current design. Make sure to orient the part and then click the finish button. You'll be asked to save.

The "Attach copy of existing 3D model" command is only used when the library already has 3D models associated to it.

 

Let me know if you continue to run into problems.

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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wayneweeks
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Thanks Jorge, I'll take a look again at the video, seems like I missed a step.

 

One follow up but unrelated question. On the schematic how do I turn On/Off the display of a component value? For example I have a resistor component that has the value set (such as 10K) but the '10K' doesn't show up in the schematic. I know the value is set because I can change it in the pop-up box, it's just not displayed. Tried looking all over in Properties and Attributes but can't seem to find how to get the value to display.

 

Thanks for the support.

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: wayneweeks

Hello @wayneweeks,

 

Make sure your Values layer is on in the schematic. If you still don't see the values then use the Reposition command, set it to Restore Name &Value and click on the component. If after this you still don't see the value then that means that in the symbol the >VALUE place holder was not used.

 

I figure that after step one or at most step 2 you should have it sorted.

 

Let me know if you continue to run into problems.

 

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.
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wayneweeks
in reply to: wayneweeks

Thank you Jorge, the 'Reposition' command resolved the problem.

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