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Fusion doesn't memorize the layer color I choose

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Message 1 of 25
RitchieParis
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Fusion doesn't memorize the layer color I choose

Hi all, 

 

I changed some layers colors but each I close and re-open Fusion it doesn't memorize the color I choose...

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Message 2 of 25

Hello @RitchieParis,

 

Thanks for bringing this up. I'll report this to our developers to see if the color scheme can be preserved.

 

I hope you're having a great day.

 

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 3 of 25
panpan_fan
in reply to: RitchieParis

Hi @RitchieParis 

I hope you are doing well!

I do a quick try on the layer color change and it works well for me.

Can you please try it again?

When you change the layer color, please dirty your sch/brd file and save the save to the new version.

The Save action should save the layer color here.

Please have a try and let us know if it works well for you. Thanks!

 

Regards,

Panpan Fan

Message 4 of 25
RitchieParis
in reply to: panpan_fan

Hi Panpan,

 

Many thanks for you reply, what do mean by dirty my sch/brd ? I tried many time always the same.

 

Best and thanks 

Message 5 of 25
panpan_fan
in reply to: RitchieParis

Hi @RitchieParis 

‘Dirty your file’ means that you can do other change (for example move part) after you change you layer color.

In this way, your file will have '*' and then you can save your file as new version. Color change should also be saved together.

Please have a try to see if it works for you, thanks!

Regards,

Panpan Fan

Message 6 of 25
RitchieParis
in reply to: panpan_fan

Hi Panpan, 

 

No sorry I changed the color, move a component for to have * and save, and when I reopen I have the old color 😩

 

I don't have any chance with Fusion, I use many other with no problem.

Message 7 of 25
panpan_fan
in reply to: RitchieParis

Hi @RitchieParis 

Sorry to hear that you still meet this issue.

If you don't mind, please send me the video of your steps to reproduce this issue in case I miss any key steps here.

I will sen you my email address as a private message.

Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Panpan Fan

Message 8 of 25
RitchieParis
in reply to: panpan_fan

Hi Panpan, 

 

Many thanks for your help, don't worry I have many small problem with Fusion !! I must to be alone across the world see the video via this dropbox link

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/aqx24naq5ir76zx/Layer%20colors%20problems.mov?dl=0

 

 

 

 

Message 9 of 25
panpan_fan
in reply to: RitchieParis

Hi @RitchieParis 

I can reproduce this issue with your file now. 

Thanks again for your file and video!

I will keep you updated when we fix this issue.

 

Regards,

Panpan Fan

Message 10 of 25
silvio3105
in reply to: panpan_fan

Wait, color scheme is per file or per used saved?

Message 11 of 25

Hi Everyone,

 

I have an explanation from the devs on how the color scheme works. First thing to understand, there is a special eaglerc flag that controls the behavior of the layer colors it is:

SET Layer_Colors_From_Settings OFF

It can be set to OFF or ON. If it is set to ON, then whatever colors are set in the eaglerc file (Fusion has one) will override whatever colors are stored in the schematic and board. If it is set to OFF then whatever colors are saved in the schematic and board prevail. So that's the first piece of the puzzle.

Second piece. What colors get saved to the eaglerc file? Let's say you have a schematic and board with layer 110(number is arbitrary just has to be above 100 which is where user defined layers believe). On the schematic layer 110 is red and on the board layer 110 is green. Whichever editor is closed last wins, so if you close the schematic and then the board green will be saved as the color for layer 110 in the eaglerc. If you reverse the order then layer 110 will be saved as red in the eaglerc. Normally not much of an issue since by default we avoid using the same layer numbers in the schematic and the board.

So @RitchieParis, here's what you could do.

Set the Layer colors from settings option to OFF. Make whatever changes in the layer colors you want to make and save the design. These are the colors you will always see when you open this design. New designs will use the built-in defaults.

If you want to always use certain layer colors then make sure the above setting is set to ON. Make whatever changes you want to the layer colors and then make sure that the last editor you close is the one you made the layer color changes to. So if you changed layer colors on the board, make sure you close the schematic before you close the board.

I know it's tricky but it's how it works right now. @silvio3105 as you can see colors are stored in the files but they can be overwritten by whatever is stored in the eaglerc config file.

 

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 12 of 25
RitchieParis
in reply to: RitchieParis

Hi Jorge,

 

Thanks for this tip but doesn't works !! 😩

 

Best

Message 13 of 25

Hi Jorge,

 

Thanks for tis TIP but doesn't works 😩

 

Best

Message 14 of 25
silvio3105
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Why layers from schematic can overwrite layers from 2D PCB editor and vice versa? Will that "feature" change in feature/next releases?
Makes no sense to share same layers for both editors.
Message 15 of 25

Hi @silvio3105,

 

If it changes it won't be for a while, that's an architectural decision from the original developers of EAGLE and has likely been in the code since the very beginning. The color system touches everything in electronics so any changes there would affect everything else in the software.

They worked around it by making sure that the default layers didn't overlap between schematic and board editors, and it's worked pretty well for the last 30 years or so. Most users don't create additional layers in the schematic so this type of collision rarely occurs. Engineering is the art of managing tradeoffs, using a single color palette for both simplifies some operations and that's the decision they went with.

@RitchieParis If you can post a picture or more detailed description of what you are trying to do, that will help figure out exactly the problem you are running into.

 

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 16 of 25
silvio3105
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

I did and Windows only found file from old verison of EAGLE I've used before switching to Fusion 360.
"C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Roaming\Eagle\settings\9.6.2"
Message 17 of 25

Hi Jorge, 

 

Thanks for your reply but Francis Fridjo already have a video about the problem, he told me that this is a issu that developers must to correct.

 

Francis told me to send him a personal project for reproduce the problem, do you can speak with him ? 

 

Thanks

Message 18 of 25
silvio3105
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

It's "Option.LoadLayerColorsFromSettings" in electronoptiongroup_eagle.rc file.
Message 19 of 25
RitchieParis
in reply to: silvio3105

Hi and thanks for your reply but I don't understand what's this file ? and note that when I change another Layer color it's works well.

 

Thanks to you

Message 20 of 25
silvio3105
in reply to: RitchieParis

Check this topic - https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/fusion-360-electronics/config-file-location/td-p/11187382
Find config file and check Option.LoadLayerColorsFromSettings.

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