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PCB Mouse Bites or V-Grooves

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PCB Mouse Bites or V-Grooves

Is there a way to create Mouse Bites or V-Grooves in Fusion 360. 


I am trying to create breakaways for the board house.


I tried using holes of 0.015" spaced 0.03" apart but the program will not let me place them that close.


Then I need to create separation between the tooling rails and the actual copper portion of the PCB. I don't see that as a feature in Fusion 360.


Do these features exist in F360?


I could also create V-Grooves but I do not see how to do that in Fusion 360 either.


Please help.


Thank you.

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in reply to: RCBakerBorn

Hi @RCBakerBorn,


I hope this message finds you well. There are no built-in automation for mouse bites or v-grooves but they are doable. V-grooves are the easiest all you have to do is use one of the user layers and draw the v-grooves. When you go to generate the gerbers export that layer as its own gerber file. Let the board house know that the info on that file is the v-grooves.


For mouse-bites you could use something like the attached ULP. It allows you to define a path and then it will place vias or drills along that path.


Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Best Regards,

Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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