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Simple PCB Design in Fusion 360 - Laying Copper Traces

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Simple PCB Design in Fusion 360 - Laying Copper Traces

I'm looking to create a simple PCB in Fusion 360 for Prototyping purposes and running into some difficulties on the Electronics side of the software.  The board will have a series of through holes for two different types of components - Pin and Terminal (.035" and .045" diameters respectively).  The copper traces will connect these corresponding through holes together (Pin Hole to Terminal Hole).  I have a 3D model of the Board with the corresponding Hole Patterns needed, but having difficultly understanding how to locate the schematic's PinHD-1x1 's to the 3D Board / defined Hole Pattern.  When I move from the Schematic to the PCB layout, I'm able to Link the 3D Board but unable to place the PinHD-1x1 directly to the board.


Here is a rough image of what I am trying to do, essentially laying copper (Orange Lines) to connect the two components shown at the given Hole Diameters and Locations:


Any insight or specific tutorial videos focused on this subject would be helpful, thanks!

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in reply to: nickQXYPP

Hi @nickQXYPP,


The think here is you have the PCB but in the schematic you have to add the headers. Then on the two PCB you can route from the headers to vias. In the 3D PCB the only thing you are going to be able to control is the placement of those headers (Using Edit in Place workflows or the component move command in the 3D PCB) everything else will happen in the 2D PCB. The holes you made in the 3D PCB will need to be replaced by vias in the 2D PCB.

This is a high level overview of what you'll need to do. Give it a try and if you have questions feel free to post.


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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