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Edit footprint (silkscreen) from 3D Package

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remiBB5EP
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Edit footprint (silkscreen) from 3D Package

Hello,

 

I have designed a Mosfet Footprint and 3D but after some update on my design, I had to bend the connectors like in the picture above. Is there a way to edit the footprint easily so it corresponds to this new reality? Silkscreen layer and pad layers cannot be edited in the 3D view.

 

Or is there an option for bending any components that I am missing? I basically designed it manually.

 

Thank you very much,

 

 

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: remiBB5EP

Hi @remiBB5EP,

 

I hope this message finds you well. I've found that for bending leads you have to start with the basic model and then modify it. Because of this there's no easy way to modify the footprint from here so you have to go and modify that footprint manually.

 

Thank you for the feedback.

 

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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remiBB5EP
in reply to: remiBB5EP

Hello @jorge_garcia2 

 

So, I think I did a decent job for the 3D and footprint. Footprint is a bit frustrating when you have pads spaces in inches and components measurements in mm (at least we can change grid settings). That's why I was dreaming of just using the projection of the component.

 

The other reason is that I found the designer not user friendly. Positioning a simple square and a hole, playing with space (< 0 0)(x y) or in the inspector with the 4 coordinates is painful. Just selecting a line or rectangle is not easy. Compared to the experience with a sketch, using line, rectangle, etc... and contraints + sketch dimension, it's back in 1900's. On my setup, "line" does not even appears in "Place" menu and I have to type "line" in the command to get it.

 

Hopefully you have plans to update this UX in the future.

 

Since you are here, I have a last question. Is there a way to tell the 3D PCB to cut the connectors at x mm after the PBC board? Check my last picture, it's like it needs trimming. Or should I do it in the initial 3D?

 

Thank you !

Torpi

 

 

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Message 4 of 7
jorge_garcia2
in reply to: remiBB5EP

Hi @remiBB5EP,

 

I hope you're doing well. As more of the inferencing engine makes it into the 2D PCB and Library editors it will get much easier to draw footprints. The LINE command currently supports the inferencing engine of the Fusion sketch environment. Once we get the MOVE command to support it we'll be cooking .

 

For cutting the long pins I would probably do that in the initial 3D model itself, otherwise you will have to do it every time you use the model.

 

Thank you for your feedback.

 

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.

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remiBB5EP
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Hello @jorge_garcia2 

 

That's good news. Can you please be more specific on "The LINE command currently supports the inferencing engine of the Fusion sketch environment". Am I missing something I could do better with the line tool?

 

Thanks

Message 6 of 7
jorge_garcia2
in reply to: remiBB5EP

Hi @remiBB5EP,

 

Go ahead and draw a few lines using the line tool. Then you'll notice that you can snap to the midpoints of the wires and you can snap to edges and other special locations.

 

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.

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Message 7 of 7
remiBB5EP
in reply to: remiBB5EP

Ok... well, that still pretty weak if you ask me.

Sounds more like Harvard Graphics in 1986.

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