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Unable to create/link pcb in Fusion Electronics from Fusion Design

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pd700
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Unable to create/link pcb in Fusion Electronics from Fusion Design

I created a test enclosure and pcb outline in FD to push to FE using the video showing for this workflow , but FE is unable to link to the pcb .  The pcb appears in FD, but no file is shown in FE.  I have tried at both assembly and component level pcb and still have the problem. I have older Eagle boards which are recognized. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Eagle Free was previously installed as an extension. Link below.

https://a360.co/2RCFs2C

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: pd700

Hi @pd700,

I hope you're doing well. I looked at the file but I don't see the PCB in it. Currently the best workflow tends to be having the PCB be it's own file and then linking that into another assembly. Try it that way and see if it works better for you.

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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pd700
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Hi Jorge,

 

I am doing well, thanks for asking.  I hope you are as well.

 

Initially, I did create the pcb, but FD created a separate component file from the assembly, but the pcb sketch is shown/reference in the assembly.  The commands I used:   create sketch,  (project edges for assembly ), select edges,  offset , select holes, finish sketch.  Then create, create pcb , save.  The pcb is then created as a separate file not in the assembly.    The pcb does not show up in the timeline as I believe it should, but it does show the pcb layers and packages in the browser

 

As you suggested, I then linked this pcb to the enclosure assy file but was still unable to link the pcb to FE.

 

link for  assy with pcb  https://a360.co/2RCFs2C

 

 

FYI: I had the Free version of Eagle installed prior to the upgrade to FE.

 

 

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: pd700

Hi @pd700,

I hope you're doing well. Once you made the PCB did you push to 2D pcb to make the electronics board file?

That's the step needed to get the association to Electronics to work.

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.

Did this resolve your issue? Please accept it "As a Solution" so others may benefit from it.
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pd700
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Hi Jorge,

 

Yes I did push this to the 2D pcb.  FE did show the 2d, 3d pcb and schematic.  There is an error message let me check a couple of things and feedback.

 

Regards

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pd700
in reply to: pd700

Hi Jorge,

 

I am still getting 2 errors after successfully pushing 2D pcb     1) - The schematic is not working in the electronics design and 2) - The pcb is not working in an electronics design.   The other is is  the pcb sketch is not in the same plane as the pcb, but the pcb is correctly shown.  I tried to redefine the sketch plane to the boss (were it was originally placed), but it does not re-orient. 

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: pd700

Hello @pd700,

Those errors indicate that the board and schematic are not consistent. Click on the command line and run ERC. It will pop up a list of consistency errors that need to be corrected before the two files can track each other again.

I'm not to sure about the issue with the sketch plane. If the 3D PCB is in it's own file (for now this is the most reliable way to work with it) then the plane isn't too critical. When you insert it into another assembly then you can orient it however you want.

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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