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New Design - Auto Create Component

Status: Under Review
by Collaborator TMC.Engineering on ‎06-14-2016 12:38 PM

When creating a new design mt very first step is to create a component then activate it.  I would like to have this happen automatically.  I would like a prefence setting that I can check on to have this happen by default.  The picture shows what I mean.  you could do in a pull down too if there are mulltiple flavors of the idea (ie. create component, create component and activate, do something even better)

 

 

 

Status: Under Review
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By: Contributor hair_helmet
| Posted ‎06-15-2016 10:16 AM

I was just going to submit something similar.  When I Extrude a sketch profile, 89.24% of the time I want to create a New Component with the extrusion.  Having a way to set the default extrusion action would be great.  I find myself undoing often once I'm in a rhythm.

By: Explorer n9iww
| Posted ‎06-17-2016 09:28 AM

there are two items that i need to know about one is when you extrude the surface the grid lines disappear also the dimension lines go away why does fusion 360 do this i start out with lines drawn 2d with the dimensions showing up then i extrude the surface then is disappears why

By: Community Manager
| Posted ‎12-06-2016 09:32 AM
Status changed to: Implemented
 
By: Collaborator TMC.Engineering
| Posted ‎12-06-2016 10:00 AM

@keqingsong

 

I'm curious, is this in the next release?

By: Community Manager
| Posted ‎12-06-2016 11:13 AM

Apologies, i think i miss-read your idea.No, the solution you are proposing is not coming in the next update. We are looking at ways to better do this. Today when you start a new design, you can start creating new components from the toolbar. We'll look into whether we can add it to the preferences. 

 

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By: Community Manager
| Posted ‎12-06-2016 11:14 AM
Status changed to: Under Review
 
By: Collaborator TMC.Engineering
| Posted ‎12-06-2016 11:51 AM

thanks for clarifying .  I can only imagine trying to stay on top off all the ideas. The method you propose is what I currently do, unless I forget:)

By: Contributor elh.maayan
3 weeks ago |

many new users (like myself) are daunted by the sheer vastness of fusion , and attempt to focus on actually creating basic parts and sketches, so focusing on creating components eludes them, until they start doing so in the middle of a sketch .

 

further more most users during normal usage of the software will slowly sink into a way of work that either pushes them to use components or  other types workflows which does not. 

 

for new users, and users that during the normal course of  work flow are required to use components i believe there should be a preference in fusion that has create a new component and activate it automatically when a new project is created. 

 

the benefit for experienced users who use components is that they won't be forced to perform a repetitive task which is rather crucial to a beginning of a project , and the benefit for new users, is that they'll be educated with the importance of creating components from the beginning.

By: Advisor
3 weeks ago |

Someone knows what RTFM means, your a rear user that makes life a bit easyer.Smiley Happy

By: Contributor elh.maayan
3 weeks ago |

a rear user?:)

By: Advisor
3 weeks ago |

I hate spell check 

By: Contributor elh.maayan
3 weeks ago |

screw spelling, i hate forgetting negation  in statements ;D 

By: Advisor kb9ydn
3 weeks ago |

This idea has been floated before.  There ought to be a setting in the preferences to do this (or not).

 

 

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By: Enthusiast mavigogun
3 weeks ago |

I get the dilemma- I don't get the "solution": Components aren't just a label, they serve a function.   How would this not be an option to render Fusion dysfunctional?

The need to think ahead- in the context of Components -comes with experience.   You can't cheat experience.   Ya, it sucks the first few times you build something and reach the point where the Component structure matters- but that's no different than any iterative design process.   You don't know what you don't know until you do the work to know what you didn't know.

By: Advisor
3 weeks ago |

@mavigogun It's a good idea a lot of people jump on the forum and go clean off that somethings are not working like they should quite often the reasion is not useing components, how to stop this problem forces the use, if It's a play turn the component off one click solve. A one click solution is better that a day in the drain. 

By: Advisor kb9ydn
3 weeks ago |

@mavigogun

 

This idea would really only be a convenience feature, to automatically create a first component for you.  I think the hope is that by having that first component already there, it will act as a reminder that you need to create a component structure as you go (or before you start).  How effective it will be at getting people to use components more is certainly debatable.  My guess is that it probably won't make much difference.

 

If you ask me, one of the issues with Fusion and components is that it doesn't exactly make it very obvious what context you're working in.  Yes it does give you that little dot next to the active component, but without any other visual cues it's very easy to get distracted and forget where you're at.  You can turn on transparency for the inactive part of the design but that gets really annoying in a hurry.

 

 

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By: Advisor roambotics_scott
2 weeks ago |

How «rule #1» is «rule #1» without having it built into the software is beyond me.

If creating a component is really the first thing everyone should do, don't make new users «RTFM», make the first component for them

 

It shouldn't have to be a rule or even something you have to know or remember. It should just happen.

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