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Moving devices in 2D PCB

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Moving devices in 2D PCB


I have been using Fusion for a while. Now I'm using the electronics function and I'm trying to simply move some switches to the correct position on the pcb. I have changed the grid to 1mm unit and I would like to place a switch in position (6 6). However when moving the device the reference point for the coordinates is not the center of the device but a specific pin on it. I would like to use the center point for every movement, is this possible?
I also made a simple calculation to check the offset between the center and the reference pin but I can't put the device in the correct place. I type my desired value (12.094 mm) and after pressing enter the software automatically correct the value to another number (10.5465 mm). I have also tried different values but every movement in a certain range is automatically translated to a movement to 10.5464 mm.


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Hi @stefanoprato8,


I hope you're doing well. Did you make that switch part yourself? Our highly recommended convention is to draw components centered specifically because of issues like this. I would recommend correcting the part in the near future. With that said  you should be able to use it as is.


Try this procedure:
1. Click the MOVE command
2. Select the part

3. Once it's on your mouse cursor go to the command line and type the new location for that point(the one you calculated with the offset) and press enter.  Here's the syntax: (x-coord y-coord)
NOTICE no commas


Does it move to the exact location you calculated?


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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