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Remove 3D PCB link

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mike.durian
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Remove 3D PCB link

I have a 2D PCB when the board outline comes from a 3D PCB that was derived from a sketch. Things have changed and I now want to replace the original 3D PCB with a different one that is derived from a different sketch. If I try to link the new 3D PCB to the 2D PCB, I get an error saying the 2D PCB is already linked to a 3D PCB. How do I remove that original link so I can create a new one?

 

Thanks,

mike

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Message 2 of 7
yqliu
in reply to: mike.durian

@mike.durian , you can find the command in toolbar of the 2D PCB document environment:removelink.png

 

Richard

Message 3 of 7
mike.durian
in reply to: yqliu

I should have mentioned that I did that. The option is no longer listed in the Switch pull-down menu.

 

Screen Shot 2021-10-15 at 10.52.06 AM.png

 

When I removed the 3D PCB link, it left the board outline in place in the 2D design. I'm surprised it did that. I manually deleted the board dimensions, in case that was preventing linking a new 3D PCB, but it didn't help. I still get this error:

Screen Shot 2021-10-15 at 10.50.50 AM.png

Message 4 of 7
yqliu
in reply to: mike.durian

Can you check if your 3D PCB file is inserted and used in other designs? 

usedin.png

Message 5 of 7
mike.durian
in reply to: mike.durian

The 3D PCB is not in use by any other design.

 

mike

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: mike.durian

Hi @mike.durian ,

 

Go to the electronics design document, on the left side you'll see the 3D PCB in the tree structure. Right click on it and select Break link. Let me know if that works 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 7 of 7
mike.durian
in reply to: mike.durian

HI Jorge,

Yes that worked. I found the 2D PCB and selected "Remove PCB Link". It removed the 2D layout from my design, but since the file was still available, I was able to re-add it. Once it was back in the design, I was able to link my 3D PCB to it.

 

Thanks,

mike

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