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Toolpath from a sketch

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Toolpath from a sketch

Hi All

im attempting to use fusion to program a CNC router. I have many customers that send DWG/DXF 2D drawings for me to engrave and cut out from plastic sheet.  I’m struggling to find a way to program these drawing with different cut depths, without extruding the part first (of which I don’t want to do, due to the volume of drawings). For example, how would I engrave some text at one depth, and through holes at different depth. 

thanks for any help given

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in reply to: garyplaycom

Hi, So this all comes down to the “heights” tab within the tool path settings. Once you have selected the sketch line for your geometry, the bottom two options of the height tab will allow you to select the heights at which you would like it to cut. You can select the top and bottom of your stock or model as options, and can add an offset value. For example, if you wanted a cut that started at the top of the stock and ended 5mm below the surface of the model, you would select: “Stock Top” for the top cutting height “Model Top” with -5mm offset for bottom cutting height

Oliver Briggs
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