Re: PCB-Gcode in Fusion 360 #pcbgcode
that comports well with what I see happening in EAGLE, namely a pour isolated by a small but increasing amount
with successive iterations.
The process does not (visually) appear the same in Fusion. I would guess that PCB-gcode calls for a pour and as a result Fusion
generates a panel with the appropriate data, isolation distance, thermals etc. My guess is the intention is that the panel should be populated
with your choices if different from the defaults and the panel OKed before the pour is calculated. The panels flash up that briefly that its
impossible to view or otherwise update it before the next successive panel appears.
I did try creating a ground pour in the original PCB artwork but that did not in itself allow pcb-gcode to work with regard to generating
compliant .etch files.
I also tried creating a .etch file with just a single pass hoping that the panel would exist long enough that I might view it, to no avail.
I have a subscription for Fusion, largely because of the CAD/CAM features but as it includes an unlimited (by comparison to the free
EAGLE offering) PCB design solution I am keen to get it to work. I am not a fan of subscription based software but when I compare the overall
value of the components offered as a single solution it does make sense and I overcame my aversion to a subscription.
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Subject: Re: [pcbgcode] PCB-Gcode in Fusion 360 #pcbgcode
That's correct. The pour works like a ground plane pour, isolating itself from existing tracks by some increasing amount. The pour is then processed as polygonal line segments by pcb-gcode to generate the g-code movements for mechanical etching.
If the pour isn't happening, the whole process fails.
On Jul 29, 2020, 8:33 PM -0400, joeaverage <joe.average@...>, wrote: