KiCad to Fusion 360

I just realised that in Part 1 and Part 2 that I didnt discuse how to go from Datasheet to Fusion 360, While I am not going to cover how to do the drawing in great detail, there are plenty of sites which tell you how to make drawings in Fusion 360.

The switch I used
The switch I used

We always start with the Datasheet to get the dimensions and other details of the part that we are modeling, if its available electronicly… use it in Fusion:

Once you have exported the Step file, thats it ready to feed the model into KiCad. at the end of the Process I had the following part in KiCad’s 3D viewer (The passive components have not yet been positioned or the PCB fully routed).

3D model of PCB in KiCad
3D model of PCB in KiCad

So how do we get that into Fusion 360?

Ok, so we break all the links, but they are easy enough to fix to get the parts back into the correct location

PCB in Fusion Model
PCB in Fusion Model

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