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How to make an attribute visible after turning it off

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Message 1 of 9
yaqoubdesign
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How to make an attribute visible after turning it off

On one of my components, on the 25tNames layer, I turned the Display to "off", and now I cannot get it back again to display it. 

Here's another identical component that had Display set to "value" .   I cannot this "properties of Attribute" menu anymore for the other component.  How do I get it back?

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thanks anyone who can help

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Message 2 of 9
yiqiu.han
in reply to: yaqoubdesign

Hi, @yaqoubdesign 

 

 

 

Looks like filter expression inside the design manager is what you wanted to have, would you please have a try?

 

Thanks,

Yiqiu

 

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Message 3 of 9
yaqoubdesign
in reply to: yiqiu.han

That works- Thanks.  I would not have figured that out intuitively.  Why does the option disappear like that?  Here is what should happen:  double click or right click, open properties and it should be there,  all ready to change.  In my opinion this should be fixed. 

Message 4 of 9
yaqoubdesign
in reply to: yiqiu.han

I'm not sure why,  but this is not working for me now.  As shown below for two resistors, if I delete the value attribute (100 ohms),  I cannot get it back.   Using the filter as you suggested,  I can see that R33 (which has TWO rows of attributes,  one for the value and one for the name.   NOTE you cannot tell which is which by examining the rows (then what distinguishes one row from another?)  I have to double click to see that this one changes the VALUE attribute, so I can turn it on or off.

However, notice for R34, which I deleted the VALUE attribute,  It does not show up.  Only the NAME attribute remains.  Yet its "value" is still 100 ohms no problem.

I realize now that I should not delete an attribute, but just turn it off or on.   It seems my only option is to delete the part and re-insert another resistor.   

I'd like to know the reason for why Fusion 360 Electronics behaves like this.  Did Eagle do this?  Am I missing something? 

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Message 5 of 9

Hi @yaqoubdesign ,

 

I hope you're doing well. To bring back the value display use the reposition attributes command. Make sure it's set to Restore default and click on the part.

 

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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Message 6 of 9
eagiannidis
in reply to: yaqoubdesign

Hi @jorge_garcia2, having issue turning device attribute back on in properties of attributes in PCB editor. Its very easy to turn them all of but how do you turn them all back on. very confused.

 

Regards

 

Manny

Message 7 of 9

Hi @eagiannidis ,

 

I hope you're doing well. It's basically the same solution as what I recommended to @yaqoubdesign . The only difference is that you will form a group that only contains components and then apply reposition attributes to the group. 

 

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 8 of 9
pblase
in reply to: yaqoubdesign

this is still an issue in 2023. It needs to be fixed very badly. 

BTW, PLEASE don't simply say "use the reposition attributes command.". Give an example with a screenshot. Now I have to go look up what the heck a "reposition attributes command" is and how to issue it. (And why does a GUI-based program have any operations that can only be done with commands anyways?)

Message 9 of 9

Hi @pblase,

 

I hope you're doing well. The solution is still the reposition attributes command but you can find the icon in the Document submenu, attributes section.

Set it to Restore Default and then click on everything you want to show the attribute for.

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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