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How to unmap o delete wrong 3D packages from part

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christopher2KLSVU
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How to unmap o delete wrong 3D packages from part

I used in my schematic TP06SQ test pad. Fusion generate wrong blocks as in picture bellow. Actually Test pads does not require it at all!. How to unmap this wrong blocks? I do not want to delete/hide them each one step by step in 3D PCB view, I need to make it on library level, just once.

 

The only one way which I see is to  create alternative 3D package and connect it. but this is long way. What is the simple way?

Why fusion generate such blocks? Square pcb printed test pad does not need it.

 

testpoint block.png

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Hi @christopher2KLSVU 

 

thank you for this question, that's a really good one... 😀

 

There are two options:

The first is the quick and simple one: 

Just switch off visibility of the testpoints in the 3D PCB as shown in the image for TP1. In the Browser, go to Packages and select TP and click the "eye" icon. 
TP1 is invisible, TP2 still is displayed. 

 

visibility.png

 

The second option is the correct one which will also work with future projects.

You could assign an empty package in the library. I assume that you did not create a 3D model before, right?

 

 - edit your library (open the library editor) 

 - and navigate in the Content Manager to the Package and edit it (double click) 

 - now a new design file tab opens with the Package 3D

 - it should look like in the image below (no 3D model)

 - Save the file and save the new version if the library. 

 - Now add the testpoints or use Library Update in SCH/BRD

empty3d.png

 

I hope I could explain how to do it. Feel free to ask, if there are further questions. 

Regards,

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk
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thank you Richard for good explanation. In the meantime I let say "reinvented" option 2.

 

Very missing feature in fusion is kind of "Replace all part this type" function. Lets imagine I need to change now all my TP06SQ to TP08SQ and I have 40 test points over 5 sheets?

This is common user scenario, or replacing 50 transistors from one type to the other or 200 resistors from 1206 size to 0805 size after testing. Replace each one step by step that is not the way.

In Pads logic It was as a variant for the right click "Replace" where I could apply it to the single one selected part or for the all parts same type.

What is autodesk solution for such problem?

OR another typical problem,

I could apply let say definition of MPN in Atribiutes for transistors in one shot. Lest imagine I have  70 transistors sot23 type with MPN:1234567 now I need to replace them all to sot23 with MPN:987654. Pads quickly and easy here I replace each one step by step, or I do not know something.. This is normal scenario, parts are out of stock and I need apply changes.

@RichardHammerl @HelenChen-ElectronicsQA @yqliu

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Hi @christopher2KLSVU,

I hope you're doing well. The best way to approach this right now is leveraging the design manager to form the selection of components and then using the replace command in the inspector to swap them all out.

So the process is:
1) Design Manager > Filter tab
2) Setup a query to find all of the 0805 resistors
3) In the list that pops up select all of the components.
4) Go to the inspector and under quick actions select replace
5) Now select the new package and click OK.

Similarly for the attributes, you can form the selection and then adjust the attributes through the inspector.

Play with it and 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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Thank you Jorge.

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Hi @christopher2KLSVU 

 

just wanted to add a link to a video of my Fusion Electronics Dive In playlist that shows how Jorge's description works. 

https://youtu.be/ONzLdPoGwTs 

 

Regards,

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk

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