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Milling linework from a sketch

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Milling linework from a sketch

After some time away from my shop and using Fusion, I'm looking to get back to prototyping some projects. Before taking some leave, I was able to generate toolpaths and mill some parts, but I don't recall anything similar to the current task.


Which tool should I use to generate toolpaths for a 2D sketch that I want to machine onto the top surface of my stock? I plan to use a 30-degree V-bit to cut the linework from the sketch to a minimal depth (<1mm). The linework will be machined with a constant width/depth.


I read a few places that 2D Contour is what I should be using. However, I don't see an option to specify the depth of the cut.


I also found a few recommendations to use the Trace and Engrave tools. Again, I don't see how to specify the depth of the cut.



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If you use Trace, in my opinion simplest solution is using Axias Offset



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If the reply by @marcus.toepke doesn't answer your question, please share your Fusion file here and we can demonstrate with your actual data.

File > Export > Save to local folder, return to thread and attach the .f3d file in your reply

Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing

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