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3D Sketch Boundary for machining

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b.tarek
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3D Sketch Boundary for machining

Hi, is there a way that I can use a 3D sketch as my boundary in Fusion and have the toolpath be confined to it in all axes (X,Y,Z) like using the boundaries in PowerMill as shown below.

 

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seth.madore
in reply to: b.tarek

Using any sketch as a boundary only gives you a flat (2D) boundary to constrain the toolpath. What exactly are you trying to limit of accomplish, as I've not seen this asked before 🤔


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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b.tarek
in reply to: b.tarek

I am trying to limit the toolpath to the one side of the part as I'll flip it and work on the other side separately so I don't want to machine the bottom side and I don't want it dipping into certain spots to try to machine it.

It's also not obvious in the attached photo but the part is actually a .stl file so selecting faces to avoid will take a very long time as it has a lot of faces and reducing the number of faces using the mesh tools messed up the dimensions of the part and converting it to a solid also didn't work.

 

You'll find the stl file attached

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seth.madore
in reply to: b.tarek

In the file you shared, it's not clear what or where you're trying to avoid. My first instinct is to suggest that Fusion is not the best solution for a part such as this, only because it's an .STL file. While Fusion is capable of creating code on .stl files, there's certainly a lack of flexibility and control over the results.


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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b.tarek
in reply to: seth.madore

Thank you so much, I have noticed that Fusion does work slightly better with solids so I'll just try to work around that using the 2D boundary.

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