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Unable to generate 3d PCB. Application hangs!

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Message 1 of 10
ignacioPT92K
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Unable to generate 3d PCB. Application hangs!

Hello,

 

I've been able to successfully create a Schematic and also a 2D PCB layout. The model I want to work with is super simple!

 

But, Every time I try to create a 3D View of the board using Switch -> View 3D PCB the application hangs with an error. I've reported the error several times and I've wait for over 2 months for a fix but I've had no luck.

 

The reason I'm asking in the forums is because maybe, the reason is that I've a Personal license "Not for commercial use". The question is: Is this feature not available in my licensing mode?

 

Regards

Ignacio

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Message 2 of 10
ignacioPT92K
in reply to: ignacioPT92K

I think I know what is going on. I was using an RJ45 connector from Wurth Electronics. I replaced that connector with one RJ45 from con-molex library (that has no 3D model). Then I unlink PCB from original design and started the creation of a new PCB. The process success and I could continue with the design.

 

Conclusion, some of the problems might come from using components from existing libraries

Message 3 of 10

Hi @ignacioPT92K ,

 

Hope all is well.

In the latest Fusion 360 version 2.0.8111 which is release today, we have made a fix about the View 3D PCB crash if there is special characters e.g. "/ &" in library or footprint/ 3d package name.

 

Could you please upgrade to Fusion version 2.0.8111 and try again? It should work now.

So sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Regards,

Helen



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
Message 4 of 10
ignacioPT92K
in reply to: ignacioPT92K

Dear Helen

 

I tested today and it is working as expected!

 

Thank you!

Message 5 of 10

Hi!  I'm having this same problem even after the update.  I looked through all my footprints and the library to check for special characters and I'm not sure which ones count as special.  Do any of these?  , . ( ) - _

 

Also, if it were the issue, is there a way by looking at the error log to identify the problem file so I can fix it?

 

Thank you!

Message 6 of 10

Hi @zachkuperstein ,

 

So sorry to hear that you're having trouble to view 3D PCB.

Do you mind to export your ECAD project and share to me to have a look?

I will send you private message with my email address.

 

Thank you.

Regards,

Helen



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
Message 7 of 10

Hi @zachkuperstein ,

 

Thank you so much for your files.

I could reproduce this crash.

I will forward it to our development to check and will keep you be posted if we have a fix.

 

So sorry for any inconvenience.

Regards,

Helen

 



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
Message 8 of 10

Hi @zachkuperstein ,

 

I found a workaround.

Please go to board editor, click Remove 3D PCB Link firstly, and then View 3D PCB from board file again. It should work then.

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Hope it helps a little.

Regards,

Helen



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
Message 9 of 10

Worked perfectly!  Thank you!

Message 10 of 10

Hi @zachkuperstein ,

 

Hope all is well.

 

Good news that in today's latest Fusion update (v.2.0.10027) we have included the fix about the crash issue you reported.

 

Tips:

For the legacy 3D PCB file which has the issue, please remove the 3D PCB link from 2D PCB file firstly, and then view 3D PCB again. Then for the new 3D PCB file it will not have such problem.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/article/Fusion-360-crashes-when-viewing-3D-PCB-or-viewing-3D-PCB-with...

 

Much appreciated for your reporting. 

 

Regards,

Helen



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
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