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Why do boards sent to Fusion not show the silkscreen lettering

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sales3MPAD
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Why do boards sent to Fusion not show the silkscreen lettering

I have exported the PCB to Fusion  I selected all the bodies and when adding the PCB to a fusion design, none of the silkscreen shows up and the board is brown not green.  The PCB shows up in the doc list and if I open it it mirrors exactly what is in Eagle.  How do I get it to reflect what I added to Fusion versus what it does now?

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sales3MPAD
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Typical, Nothing in the way of a response from AutoDesk.

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sales3MPAD
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still no reply.  Please advise.  I want to know how to make the eagle derived imported boards look in fusion the same way they do when I simply open it in fusion.

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jorge_garcia2
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Hello @sales3MPAD ,

 

I commend you on your persistence. By default the boards are shown without a Canvas with every object being real 3D geometry. Within Fusion 360 the PCBs from EAGLE should show the silkscreen, could you posts some screenshots? Would you be willing to share the files for review?

 

Let me know if you are open to this and I'll DM you my e-mail.

 

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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sales3MPAD
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Thanks for responding.  I can't really share them in a public space such as this.  DM me and I will send the files as long as they are not made public. Suffice it to say that the board when opened as a fusion doc looks identical to how it should look as a finished board. The PCB is even green.  When adding it to a fusion assy the board now has to silkscreen, and the parts are imported as loose items instead of as one large component.  Which would be the preferred way for moving the PCB around in the assy. to position it.  Having to try to select each part, particularly when fusion might locate the PCB in the middle of something already in the assy. is tough to deal with.

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sales3MPAD
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I got the board to come in correctly using a different way.  using the insert from the doc list on the left.  NOW however I have the issue that the PCB even though it is behind other parts of the assy.  It seems to be screening them from view.  Even when you look at a side profile and see that the board is behind other elements.

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sales3MPAD
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Any suggestions as to why the PCB blocks out other items that are actually above it?  Most frustrating.

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sales3MPAD
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I EMAILED you the files, but haven't heard back.  There is a file in use problem that is a phantom.  I should be able to delete a file regardless of where else it might be referenced with a simple second confirmation of the delete instruction.

In this project I recreated a new PCB design inside fusion using push from eagle.  I then inserted it into a fusion design.  The problem is still the same.  The PCB blocks everything in it's space.  Even items that physically show as located above the PCB are hidden by it.  I feel this has to be some kind of bug as nothing I have found tells how to fix it.  Please advise Jorge.

 

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sales3MPAD
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Any input on this issue why the part is hidden even though fusion shows it as above the PCB?

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sales3MPAD
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It seems that the issue might centrally revolve around the other components material type.  I was using phenolic resin amber clear to show the hidden parts making up the component.  In using that material the PCB covers the the other component.  As soon as I changed it to steel, it showed up located properly above the PCB.  So this is likely a software bug vs an cockpit error.  Please advise.

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Hi @sales3MPAD ,

 

Could you please check the private message from me? Thank you.

 

Regards,

Helen



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics

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