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MacOS: how to pan schematics and PCB?

Message 1 of 7
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MacOS: how to pan schematics and PCB?

Hi there,

Trying to figure out how to pan schematics working area on my Mac M1, and not able to find out how to do that. I know on Windows it works with middle button press and hold and drag the mouse sequence, how to achieve the same on my trackpad? I had an impression that one of the latest updates from Autodesk includes some native support for MacOS navigation.

In 'Design' section there is at least 'Pan' and 'Rotate' nav icons on the bottom of the screen, here I can't find anything.

Please advise.

Message 2 of 7
in reply to: vzagainov

Just to confirm, I'm able to pan and rotate using both my trackpad and navigation icons in 'Design' section but same thing doesn't work in 'Electronics'.

Please advise,

Message 3 of 7
in reply to: vzagainov

On my i86 Mac, I can pan by holding down the middle mouse button, then drag the mouse around.
It's a bit awkward as you will almost certainly also zoom here and there.
But I normally never pan, I use the zoom-out, zoom-in method 😉

Message 4 of 7
in reply to: jesper8W75R

Thank you for your response,

Well, I think using a mouse will indeed work, and you confirming that (thank you!), however in my case I use my macbook solely for on-the-go changes, not stationary work, meaning that I normally don't carry mouse with me.

In 'Design' section I can use trackpad gestures with key combos if I want to rotate, zoom or pan, however same gestures do not work in 'Electronics' and on top of that there is no alternatives for 'Pan' using UI controls. Only 'Zoom-In' 'Zoom-Out' and 'Zoom-to-Fit' which is pain to deal with ...

It seems that QOL update with native Mac controls are not implemented for 'Electronics' section at all.

So the question persists then, how to deal with 'Pan' action in 'Electronics' if there is no support for Mac gestures and also no 'Pan' UI control similar to what we have in 'Design' and 'Manufacture'

Please advise.


ps: Using a mouse is not the option, sorry... I have fully fledged workstation for stationary work with all bells and whistles...

Message 5 of 7
in reply to: vzagainov

Hi @vzagainov,


I'll go ahead and report this. As far as I know the mouse is the only way but I'll confirm if that's the case. Keep in mind that under the hood Electronics and normal Fusion are completely separate code bases. Over time we will be able to get things more in line but that's the current state of affairs.


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 6 of 7
in reply to: vzagainov

Hi @jorge_garcia2 ,

Yes, indeed I understand what's happening under the hood, I've spent most of my life working as Software Architect, however as a Fusion user I expect that product is going to be as uniform possible on all levels. Hence I've reported this serious UX inconsistency.

Thank you

Message 7 of 7
in reply to: vzagainov

I too would love to see the trackpad PAN feature come to life in Fusion Electronics. It seems to work in Eagle 9.6.2

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