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WORKAROUNDS: How to get rid of "No Vector Found" in DRC Errors dialog if don't want to check font?

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Message 1 of 15
HelenChen-ElectronicsQA
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WORKAROUNDS: How to get rid of "No Vector Found" in DRC Errors dialog if don't want to check font?

Dear all,

 

In the latest Fusion Production build 2.0.16265, we received 2 reports about how to get rid of "No Vector Found" in DRC Errors dialog if don't want to check font.

Screen Shot 2023-06-01 at 10.54.49.png

 

Please kindly check below workarounds, thank you.

1. Open DRC dialog

2. Switch to Misc Tab

3. Uncheck "Check font" checkbox

4. Click Check button

Screen Shot 2023-06-01 at 10.55.20.png

Then you will not see the No Vector Found in DRC error now.Screen Shot 2023-06-01 at 10.56.18.png

 

Best regards,

Helen



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
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Message 2 of 15

Yes, but it is a good idea to use only vector fonts.

If not, the pcb manufacturer will have problems...

Not checking for problems is not the solution...

Happy layouting,

Francesco

Message 3 of 15

Hi @volpe ,

 

It's always a pleasure to hear from you. That was true until relatively recently. The CAM processor has been updated to be able to export any truetype font and not just vector based fonts. As long as the strokes are thick enough the CAM processor can handle them.

 

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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Message 4 of 15

@jorge_garcia2 

Many thanks! And it is always a please with you too.

Regardless of the fact that the CAM processor has been revised, it can still cause problems. If you send your BRD file to the PCB manufacturer, they export the production data themselves and not necessarily with the CAM processor from EAGLE or Fusion 360.
This also explains why polygons can look different in EAGLE/Fusion 360 than on the board. Here other algorithms are used for the calculation. If you want to avoid this, you really have to send Gerber Files to the PCB manufacturer.

Happy Layouting,

Francesco

Message 5 of 15

Hi @volpe ,

 

Thank you very much for your feedback.

We'd suggest you use choose those True Text Font for your text, you could select Custom font and then pick any font family supported in your machine which listed in the dropdown list. Hope it helps.

Screen Shot 2023-06-12 at 10.43.31.png

And in today's Fusion latest release version 2.0.16486, please kindly be noticed that we have removed the No Vector Found checking. 

Thanks for all your feedback to us!

 

Best regards,

Helen



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
Message 6 of 15

@HelenChen-ElectronicsQA 

Thank you for your reply.
In circuit board production, it is usually the case that Gerber data is exported with the CAM processor. The Gerber format is vector-based and therefore you need the font as a vector font.

 

Happy Layouting,

Francesco

Message 7 of 15

Hi @volpe ,

 

Thank you for your reply.

Sorry that I might not make myself clearly. 

Not sure whether you noticed we supported to export the ODB++ files in CAM Processor?

You could export the ODB++ files to Manufacture, which supports Ture Type Font text. Hope it helps.

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Hope you have a great day.

Best regards,

Helen

 



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
Message 8 of 15
RichardHammerl
in reply to: volpe

Hello to @volpe and the all posters in this thread,

 

Fusion 360 now supports all type of fonts and the CAM Processor can handle them. So a system true type font will look exactly the same on the PCB as it is shown in the PCB editor.  This is what my colleague @jorge_garcia2 pointed out before. 

The "No vector font" warning comes from about 25 years ago when we decided to support more than one font (the original vector font 😁 ). It's a long standing rule and we always pointed this out in customer trainings. But now this issue is no longer an issue.   

I'd support to no longer check for vector font because now all of the fonts are supported. 


I tried it on my computer and the Gerber viewer shows the true type fonts. 

Verified in cuprum on a MacVerified in cuprum on a Mac

 

Best regards,

Richard Hammerl

Autodesk
Message 9 of 15

I have tried Fusion 360 with texts:
Whenever I insert a text on the circuit board, no matter what layer or what font (e.g. custom, Arial), the font is inserted as "vector".

Message 10 of 15

Sorry, the user @scm_electronics that is me. I was logged in with another account.

As written, I tested it with different fonts and uploaded the board on a website of a pcb manufacturer. Everything seems to work.

Happy Layouting,

Francesco

Message 11 of 15

Thank you very much for your more clarification @RichardHammerl

Thank you very much for your confirmation it works @volpe .

 

Hope you have a great day!

Best regards,

Helen



Helen Chen
Principle QA for Fusion 360 Electronics
Message 12 of 15

@HelenChen-ElectronicsQA :

I did the following test:

In settings I unchecked "Vector Fonts". Regardless of which font I use for the text that I want to place on the PCB, the font is always placed on the PCB as "Vector". I have always verified this with the "Info-Command".

Happy Layouting,

Francesco

Message 13 of 15

Hi @volpe,

 

Go into Preferences > Electronics in Fusion 360. There's a check box that says "Always vector font" if you have it checked then it will always show Vector regardless of what Font you choose.

 

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.
Message 14 of 15

Hi @jorge_garcia2 

 

Go into Preferences > Electronics in Fusion 360. Uncheck box that says "Always vector font" if you have it unchecked then it will still show Vector regardless of what Font you choose.

 

Happy Layouting,

Francesco

Message 15 of 15

In addition to my last post, I noticed that the MacOS and Windows versions behave differently.

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