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Message 1 of 14
hhal9000
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Searching for electronic components

Searching for specific electronic components seems very hit and miss. To test this I have tried looking for transistors that I know are listed by typing in there name and nothing comes up in the search.Could someone tell me how this is supposed to work please.Thanks

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Message 2 of 14
RichardHammerl
in reply to: hhal9000

Hi @hhal9000 

 

Fusion Electronics comes with a number of electronic component libraries that can be used with the Library Manager in FE. When it comes to the ADD command to place components in your schematic, you can use the Search function. 

What you have to know is that Fusion Electronics searches exactly for the word you typed. In most cases you should make the search more flexible and use the asterisk * for any letters.  

A search for NE555 will result in no match, but if you would try *555* , for example, you will get a bunch of results. I think this will also help with your transistor... 😉 

 

Best regards,

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk
Message 3 of 14
hhal9000
in reply to: RichardHammerl

Thanks,
Using the asterisk was the trick
Regards
Lawrence Montague-Gibson
Message 4 of 14

Hi.
Sir
I also having same issues.
I can't find parts in library...
( sg3524a ) is not listed but if i search 555 it shows up...

Need help
Thanks
Message 5 of 14

I'm trying to search for components in fusion 360 but even using the trick of the asterisk it is not working.

 

For instance I see a component called WCAP_CSGP_0805_...

 

Fusion360_1.png

 

nevertheless if i search *0805* it says no components found

 

Fusion360_2.png

 

Can anyone help in understanding how this thing of search works please?

 

Thanks,

 

Filippo

Message 6 of 14
jorge_garcia2
in reply to: hhal9000

Hi @filippo.campanini,

 

The search in Fusion 360 doesn't require the asterisk anymore. What happens if you just type 0805?

 

Let me know if you continue to run into problems.

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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Message 7 of 14

Hello Jorge,

Thanks for the answer.

 

if I just write 0805 without * i see results, however if I try to add resistor or capacitor concept again no results...

 

So if for instance I want to search  a resistor 10k 0805 package what should i write in the search?

 

Thanks,

 

Filippo

Message 8 of 14
jorge_garcia2
in reply to: hhal9000

Hi @filippo.campanini,

 

I hope you're doing well. First thing to note is that the library parts are generic so don't look for 10k. The Resistor library contains all of the normal resistor components you could want.

 

The rcl library contains all of the standard passives so I would recommend starting there.

 

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

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Message 9 of 14

Hello Jorge,
I hope you are fine too.
Thanks again for your time and help.

I do see the issue of 10K and however when I build my circuit I like to search the component and the packaging/size of it, cause these 2 things are not "generic"... so I would like to search "resistor 0805" for instance which does not work. And yes I confirm that if I know/find the right library I can manually dig into it which is feasible if you look for very common parts like a resistor but when you look for more specific things it gets a bit more tricky.

I like to use eagle/fusion and I'm doing since a while even if not in a systematic way (I'm a maker) and I find certain things in the interface or more in general in the UX quite weird/old fashion.

Is there a place ( a forum thread or whatever) where users can suggest to autodesk about their SW?

Thanks again,

Filippo
Message 10 of 14
jorge_garcia2
in reply to: hhal9000

Hi @filippo.campanini,

 

Users can make suggestions here on the forums and I'll make tickets out of them for the team. Another option is to join the Fusion 360 insider program. See this link here for more info
https://feedback.autodesk.com/key/Fusion360Insider

 

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

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Message 11 of 14

Greetings Jorge, 

 

I see that  filippo.campanini has asked the same question twice and not received a reply.  I'm currently learning the electronics side of Fusion and struggling with component searching at the moment.  Could you please answer filippo.campanini's first reply question? How do you locate an item without the exact title?  I'm trying to find a 2mm pitch 12 pin molex or jst wire to board connector and having to look through a list of 100 plus results is rather frustrating.  I can see a naming convention that I should be able to search, filter or sort for but have had no luck. 

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

edit - had the wrong username

Message 12 of 14
jorge_garcia2
in reply to: hhal9000

Hi @jeffreyafoster,

 

I hope you're doing well. Currently the search is still missing the ability to search based on attributes which would make this better.

One thing you can try is to type ADD in the Electronics CLI and press enter. This will bring up the old ADD dialog which does support attribute search. You have to be more careful with the ADD dialog since it's an exact match search so you have to use wild cards in the search string to make it more flexible. So use * and ? wildcard characters.

 

This is the workaround for now. We will be continue to improve the place parts panel and once the functionality matches the ADD command will go.

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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Message 13 of 14

Hello everyone,

 

I also have issues finding the PICKIT what i know is that the version PIC16F-1934 is there but if I type it I can't find it. can anyone Help 

Message 14 of 14
jorge_garcia2
in reply to: hhal9000

Hi @oussama_felihi001,

 

I hope you're doing well. You won't find the PICKIT, because that is a standalone programmer and not a component. If the existing libraries don't contain PIC16F1934 then you can always build it yourself in your library.

 

See this series of videos for more information on how to build your own parts in Fusion 360.

 

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

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