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Canvas Not Adding to New Component

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Message 1 of 15
john_shumelda
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Canvas Not Adding to New Component

When I create a new component and try to import a canvas to that component (with it selected) it only adds the canvas to the parent folder of the project rather that that specific component. How do I add a canvas to a new component for organizational purposes? I am using the consumer / personal version of Fusion 360.

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Message 2 of 15

The only method to have a Canvas Insert to stay related, and fall under, a certain component is to insert it into an External Component which can either be created in the assembly or Inserted into it from the Data Panel.

 

Canvas.jpg


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Retired

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Message 3 of 15
davebYYPCU
in reply to: jhackney1972

Not so.

 

wtintdb.PNG

 

Activate the Component. 

I selected the component Origin plane to put it on.

Message 4 of 15
g-andresen
in reply to: john_shumelda

Hi,

The canvas only appears within a component if it is active and the reference surface (origin, plane, face) is within this component.

 

Günther

Message 5 of 15
john_shumelda
in reply to: g-andresen

Hello! Thank you all for your responses. From the information I have been able to gather your answers make sense.

 

For some reason it still doesn't seem to be linking the Canvas to the Component when I have it selected. I have included a screen recording to show you what I mean. Please let me know what you think might be the issue.

 

Message 6 of 15
davebYYPCU
in reply to: john_shumelda

Refer to my picture, 

Activate the component, and show Component Origin, hide the file Origin.

 

Might help....

Message 7 of 15
g-andresen
in reply to: davebYYPCU

Hi,

Even if the file origin is disabled and partially overlaps with the component origin, it can be selected.
If you want to be sure, you have to open the origin folder first and then select a layer directly.

 

 

@jeff_strater 
I think that should not be, right?

 

 

günther

 

Message 8 of 15
john_shumelda
in reply to: g-andresen

Hello!

 

Thank you for all the advice and your help with figuring this out. The video illustrated well for me that there is a very small area in which I may click on the Origin with the Origin of the Sub Component being viewed. A few pixels in either direction could connect the Canvas to the Parent rather than the sub Component accidentally. After opening up the folders for the Origin of the sub Component, making the Origin visible and then opening the file structure of the  Main File I could see that this slight deviation of where I click dictates to which Origin the Canvas is linked.

 

It still seems to me that this function is working much more seamlessly for others as they can just select the relevant Component and import the Canvas directly to that Component rather than opening the Component Origin, Making it Visible and then placing it. 

 

This solution has solved my problem. Thank you again!

Message 9 of 15
davebYYPCU
in reply to: john_shumelda

If your origins overlap, click drag / move the component away,

Capture position, Insert and Delete the Capture position..

Seems to me the correct plane is the brightest, File Origin is dimmed, with eyeballs off, it was not selectable for me, Windows 10.

 

Might help....

 

 

Message 10 of 15
g-andresen
in reply to: john_shumelda

Hi,

Nevertheless, in my opinion, a deactivated file origin should not appear in a selection menu.

 

günther

Message 11 of 15
huxueqing112
in reply to: g-andresen

Hi, how to show the popover in which plane can be chose?

Message 12 of 15
marlolwsk
in reply to: huxueqing112

i would like to know that too
Message 13 of 15
jhackney1972
in reply to: huxueqing112

If you are referring to the box, that appears with the origins planes selection, this can be displayed in most any operation by hovering your mouse cursor over whatever you want a list of and hold your left mouse button until the list appears.  The list will contain all the entities under the cursor when you held down the left mouse button.

 

In the Animated GIF, I am hovering my cursor over numerous faces.  As I hold down my left mouse button, the list of these faces appear.  I can move between them and they highlight.  I can then left click on the one I want.  It works is most all selection operations.

 

Selection List.gif

 


"If you find my answer solved your question, please select the Accept Solution icon"

John Hackney
Retired

Beyond the Drafting Board


Message 14 of 15
marlolwsk
in reply to: jhackney1972

Thank You soooo much!! You are Awesome!

Message 15 of 15

I had the same issue. For me when you create a new project, the ORIGIN is disabled, and when you create NEW COMPONENT the ORIGIN of new component is also DISABLED. Then when you do insert CANVAS you have to select a plane, and I guess because of the hierarchy (and because both origins are disabled), the higher origin is selected. All you have to do is enable the new component origin and then canvas goes under it.

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