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Warning! Fusion's inconsistent data storage has caused years of lost effort (component libraries)

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Warning! Fusion's inconsistent data storage has caused years of lost effort (component libraries)

Custom component libraries are by default saved in a folder buried in the application support directory - which means they're not always captured when migrating from one computer to another. And it's not like it's obvious:


  • Project files are stored in the cloud
  • "autosaves" are stored in ~Documents/Autodesk/Autosave
  • Design rules, cams, scripts, ulps are stored in ~Documents/Fusion360
  • 3D models for components are stored in the cloud
  • Component Libraries default stored in ~/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/webdeploy/production/<uid>/Autodesk Fusion 360/Contents/Libraries/Applications/Electron/LibEagle/examples/libraries/examples

Let this post be a warning to you all - move your libraries out of the default application library location and into your own personal space, or in to your own cloud folder.   

Fusion team: some consistency here with files and locations would be nice, and there are quite a number of library related concerns in the forums which don't appear to be addressed.

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Hi @sebastienSQA5P ,


I hope you're doing well. All of the concerns posted on the forum are being worked on in some capacity, libraries are our main project right now. 


In general any library you use in Fusion should be saved to the cloud. Local libraries may be used but the won't be saved within Fusion as local, they'll become cloud libs. 


Could you provide some specifics about what you lost? Additionally any and all feedback on the library is welcome.


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.

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