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Where is managed libraries located?

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rbkyorem
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Where is managed libraries located?

I checked the new Electronic samples provided with new update, as it did in Eagle, Fusion also warns to download libraries that are used in the design but i can not find where those libraries are reached within Fusion 360. I can see my library i used in Eagle managed libraries but do not know how to pull it to Fusion 360 and make changes on it and update new to version.


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billcainautodesk
in reply to: rbkyorem

Hello rbkyorem,

When your in Schematic mode at the top of the screen is the Library tab. Once you go to that tab you can open the library manager. You can also open it from the Add dialog when adding parts. Let me know if that helps.



Bill Cain
Sr. Technical Consultant
Message 3 of 9
rbkyorem
in reply to: billcainautodesk

Here in this SS I have several Resistor libraries. Currently I only have one Resistor library in my PARTS->Electronic->Resistor and none in other folders/projects. Some of these libraries are from  when I was testing out the update. After I deleted these excess resistor libraries, they still exist in managed library. The question is where are they actually located in the cloud or local, so that I can delete them permenantly. This only happens on my desktop pc as I created them on desktop. 

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Also;

 

  • When I change the name of any library within fusion, change is not reflected to managed libraries. 
  • I can not add parts from external libraries individually, can only import as whole. (Maybe I could not figure out how).
  • Can not use Scripts/ULPS this makes some things time consuming, like editing attributes.

Today, at work when I opened the project I was working on, I edited my transistor library and clicked update design from library but fusion gave errors that transistor I used was not found in the transistor library. When I checked what is going on, I realised that fusion was instead trying to search the transistor I used in a different library with same library name which was shiped with the update. I encountered this kind of issue in old PADS 9.5 version where even though you had your component in your own library PADS would go and pick the component with same name from a different library because it was on top of the list, very bad search algorithm there(No offense maybe I did something wrong). 

 

I know this is early inital release I am just trying to be informative about bugs and missing functions. 🙂

Message 4 of 9
edwin.robledo
in reply to: rbkyorem

Hi rbkyorem,

Thank for taking the time to provide us so much detail regarding your initial post. The library capabilities will continue to grow and get better on near future updates. Please stay tuned.

Best Regards,

Ed



Edwin Robledo
Tech Marketing Manager
Message 5 of 9

I am very anxiously awaiting improvements in the library. 😎

If I was in charge - the Library would get 100% of the resources until it was intuitive, complete, flexible, and stable. It is the foundation everything else is built on. Any project starts with the library and ends with the library.

Fingers crossed.

 

 

Carlos Acosta
Factory400 - YouTube|Instagram
Message 6 of 9

If the library concept in Eagle was somewhat confusion previously it certainly isn't more intuitive now 😉

Eagle libraries can now be:

 

1. hosted on a local hard drive or dropbox (if one is so inclined)

2. hosted in the cloud as a managed eagle library

3. hosted in the cloud as a Fusion 360 electronics library.

 

So following some instructions on this forum I uploaded an existing PCB design not Fusion 360.

I can click on a component on the board and select "properties" and I can see the part is from "Peters_Library".

This is locally hosted on my hard drive. That means it's not a managed library and I cannot ad 3D packages to it.

 

I think I know how to get Peters_Library into Fusion 360 Electronics.

How do I get  3D geometry assigned to the existing packages in that library in the Fusion 360 cloud ?

How do I get the board to recognize that the component I wan **** t reference is not located in a library on my hard drive, but in the Fusion 360 cloud ?

 

 

@engineeringNCMXB I totally agree! Particularly now that Eagle functionality is integrated into Fusion 360 it would be an opportune moment to break with old conventions and re-think the library concept.

Peter Doering
Message 7 of 9
kb9ydn
in reply to: TrippyLighting

 


@TrippyLighting wrote:

If the library concept in Eagle was somewhat confusion previously it certainly isn't more intuitive now 😉

Eagle libraries can now be:

 

1. hosted on a local hard drive or dropbox (if one is so inclined)

2. hosted in the cloud as a managed eagle library

3. hosted in the cloud as a Fusion 360 electronics library.

 

So following some instructions on this forum I uploaded an existing PCB design not Fusion 360.

I can click on a component on the board and select "properties" and I can see the part is from "Peters_Library".

This is locally hosted on my hard drive. That means it's not a managed library and I cannot ad 3D packages to it.

 

I think I know how to get Peters_Library into Fusion 360 Electronics.

How do I get  3D geometry assigned to the existing packages in that library in the Fusion 360 cloud ?

How do I get the board to recognize that the component I wan **** t reference is not located in a library on my hard drive, but in the Fusion 360 cloud ?

 

 

@engineeringNCMXB I totally agree! Particularly now that Eagle functionality is integrated into Fusion 360 it would be an opportune moment to break with old conventions and re-think the library concept.


 

So far in my fumblings I've been using the Eagle library manager to first convert locally stored libraries to managed libraries, which are then available in Eagle and Fusion electronics. This seems to work somewhat ok even if it is somewhat roundabout.

 

It appears that you can also open local libraries directly from within Fusion but there doesn't seem to be a clear path to convert them into managed libraries or Fusion Electronics (cloud) libraries.

 

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Message 8 of 9

Hi @TrippyLighting,

Once you have the library in Fusion360 the first thing you want to do is do a library update so that the reference is to the library in Fusion360 and no longer your local library. Once you open the library in Fusion360 and save it, it is now a WIP library on Fusion360 and you no longer need the local copy.

There is definitely a place for reworking the library workflow, thankfully the bones are a good foundation we can build on.

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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@jorge_garcia2 wrote:
Hi @TrippyLighting,

Once you have the library in Fusion360 the first thing you want to do is do a library update so that the reference is to the library in Fusion360 and no longer your local library. Once you open the library in Fusion360 and save it, it is now a WIP library on Fusion360 and you no longer need the local copy.

There is definitely a place for reworking the library workflow, thankfully the bones are a good foundation we can build on.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,

Thanks! That answered one of the questions I had.

Peter Doering

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