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Message 1 of 25
mikep19
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create simple text

I have been trying to create a simple text item to cut on my cnc. I have tried following the videos and other instructions on here but it never looks like the examples and I cannot get it to work. I create a Sketch and then a text box but am not able to select the Sketch to extrude or do anything else with the text. I have tried watching multiple videos online as well and cannot find a complete walk through that helps or is accurate with the newer version of Fusion 360. I appreciate any assistance as this has become extremely frustrating for what should be a simple project.

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Message 2 of 25
daniel_lyall
in reply to: mikep19

Can you add more details?

 

The model To attach a file Go to File -> Export and save as a .F3D Archive File and attach it to your next post, if you can not post the file you can PM it to me or say in your next post you can not post the file and one of the Guys that do NDA work will help.

 

Font name?

 

OS used?


Win10 pro | 16 GB ram | 4 GB graphics Quadro K2200 | Intel(R) 8Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz

Daniel Lyall
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My Websight, Daniels Wheelchair Customisations.
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Message 3 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: daniel_lyall

Hi,
Thank you for your response. I don't have a file to send. I don't know how to create a file. I am looking for accurate step by step instructions for creating a file to cut text into a small wood project with a cnc machine. The only examples and instructions I can find are either incomplete or for the prior version of the program.
Thanks,
Mike
Message 4 of 25
daniel_lyall
in reply to: mikep19


Win10 pro | 16 GB ram | 4 GB graphics Quadro K2200 | Intel(R) 8Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz

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My Websight, Daniels Wheelchair Customisations.
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Message 5 of 25
daniel_lyall
in reply to: daniel_lyall


Win10 pro | 16 GB ram | 4 GB graphics Quadro K2200 | Intel(R) 8Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz

Daniel Lyall
The Big Boss
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My Websight, Daniels Wheelchair Customisations.
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Message 6 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: daniel_lyall

Thank you for the guides. I'm getting further but got this error when following along in the second part:

Feature flags: setup-sheet-viewer

 

Warning: No passes to link.

 

Generation completed with 1 warning(s) in 1.2s.

 

Warning: Empty toolpath.

Message 7 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: mikep19

I tried again and got a strange looking path:

mikep19_0-1621710746776.png

 

Message 8 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: mikep19

I cannot get the edit sketch dimensions to work as in the video either. Trying again... When I go on and Extrude and set -2 to cut and click OK the text disappears.

Message 9 of 25
mikep19
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Tried again and get this tool path:

mikep19_1-1621719123446.png

 

Message 10 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: mikep19

I got it to create a file with a path but when processed and opened in Candle grbl the tool path does not appear the same.

mikep19_0-1621740670188.pngmikep19_1-1621740696474.png

Message 11 of 25
daniel_lyall
in reply to: mikep19

It would help you a lot if you go through this https://help.autodesk.com/view/fusion360/ENU/courses/

 

If you watch videos that are no more than 6 months old it will help.

 

The toolpath and what is showing in candle look the same to me.


Win10 pro | 16 GB ram | 4 GB graphics Quadro K2200 | Intel(R) 8Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz

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Message 12 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: mikep19

I am attaching my file in case you can help. I copied it to the sd card but it doesn't print/cut. I tried one of the demo files and it ran.

Thank you.

Message 13 of 25
daniel_lyall
in reply to: mikep19

You need to select the edge of the bit inside of the a also make sure the red arrows are on the same side as the pick you change them by clicking on them.

 

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Message 14 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: mikep19

Thank you for your reply. I tried redoing the 'a' and post processing but I get the same result. The screen on the controller displays 31.93% printed and .11% next to the pc icon and just hangs there.

Message 15 of 25
daniel_lyall
in reply to: mikep19

I will need to see the model itself not the cam data


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Message 16 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: mikep19

Do you mean the router model? Genmitsu 3180 Pro from Sainsmart

Message 17 of 25
daniel_lyall
in reply to: mikep19

The desigin file


Win10 pro | 16 GB ram | 4 GB graphics Quadro K2200 | Intel(R) 8Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz

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Message 18 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: daniel_lyall

I will attach the file below. I am now getting this message when I try to post process:

 

##########
THIS POSTPROCESSOR IS A SAMPLE FOR MACHINE SIMULATION USAGE, IT DOES NOT OUTPUT ANY NC PROGRAM.

For more information on how to update your post processor with machine simulation support please visit:
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/community/article/356406
##########

 

Thank you

Message 19 of 25
daniel_lyall
in reply to: mikep19

Have a look at this I show picking what has been missed plus post-processing the model with the post you should be useing

 


Win10 pro | 16 GB ram | 4 GB graphics Quadro K2200 | Intel(R) 8Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz

Daniel Lyall
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Message 20 of 25
mikep19
in reply to: mikep19

Thank you so much for your help. I was able to make it print. I still need to tweak it a little but it worked. I will continue going through the lessons that you sent me as well.

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