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Toolpath Tiling Feature?

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jburickJUFQ4
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Toolpath Tiling Feature?

Hi there!  I have a design with a lot of parts that I want to CNC out of plywood, but it will take more than one sheet.  In another program I use, I can layout the "material" to be as large as I want, arrange the parts and then export "tiles" that are the size of the plywood.  For example, if I need four sheets of plywood, I can set the material dimensions to 96"x192", lay out the parts and set up tiles that will export as four separate toolpath files I can CNC.  I have a picture attached.  Does Fusion have a feature like that or do I have to setup unique manufacturing models and do each layout separately?  Thank you in advance!

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seth.madore
in reply to: jburickJUFQ4

What you're looking for is available in the Nesting extension. Otherwise, it's going to be a matter of creating multiple Arrange solves and determining what you can fit where


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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seth.madore
in reply to: jburickJUFQ4

Automated Arrange is also something you can try. It is available for commercial users for now, but will eventually be an Extension item.

You need to be a member of the Insider Program to access that feature. Membership is free, but it does involve an application process. You can apply here: https://feedback.autodesk.com/key/Fusion360Insider

 

 

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Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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jburickJUFQ4
in reply to: jburickJUFQ4

Thank you!  I will explore those options - I found the multiple envelops option and enabled the manufacturing extension for 30 days (I have an education license) and I'm playing with that now.  

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seth.madore
in reply to: jburickJUFQ4

Oh, if you're on an EDU license, you "should" have access to the Extension outside of the 30-day window..


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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k.c.clark
in reply to: jburickJUFQ4

This is one thing that may eventually force me to go to another company.  I need to do CNC tiling and I'm not on an education license.  To use multi part Arrange or Nesting I have to pay much more that I can afford.

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seth.madore
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@k.c.clark wrote:

This is one thing that may eventually force me to go to another company.  I need to do CNC tiling and I'm not on an education license.  To use multi part Arrange or Nesting I have to pay much more that I can afford.


You can do multi-part Arrange with the commercial license, just not Multi-Sheet. And yes, Nesting is not possible without the Extension. I'm curious what you would switch to that offers those options at a lower cost than the subcription plus Extension 🤔


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing

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