Monday, June 12, 2017

Tool Parameters for Fusion Expressions

I presented a webinar the other day (6/9/17) demonstrating using expressions and the parameters for certain inputs.
During that webinar I showed how you can use the tool parameters and mentioned that you can't get the fly out of the tool parameters in Fusion but i could in Inventor HSM.  So below is a list of the tool parameters that can be used in Fusion Expressions as well.

Parameter List:

so, these are the primary parameters that I would use from the tool in a toolpath expression.  If there are others that you are interested let me know in the comments and I can check it out for you.

Happy Programming!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Need bigger Setup Image! Fusion CAM HTML setup sheet

So, it was asked a week or so ago on Instagram how you can adjust the size of the setup image that posts to the HTML setup sheet out of Fusion CAM.  This post will cover how to go about making this change.

First, center your model as best you can in the graphics view of Fusion, and be sure to zoom it in as close as you can while still being able to see everything.
Once you have this done; Select the setup or the operations you are wanting to post to a setup sheet.

Now instead of hitting the Setup Sheet button on the Actions panel we are going to click on the Post Process button.

This will bring up the post process dialog where we will filter first for Setup Sheets.

Then we will select the Setup Sheet post processor that will output the HTML file.

Once selected, the properties window updates with the user properties that are built into the setup sheet post processor.  In this dialog we want to look for a property called "previewWidth".

Modify this value to a size that you would like to see on the document.

Special thanks to @frankthecncmachinist for suggest this as a blog post!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cool source for Fusion 360 Training

This is something that is pretty cool and is available through iTunes University.
If you have ever wondered if there is any training material for Fusion 360 online then look no further than the iTunes University.  Here there are lots of tutorials and guides to help you learn the modeling methodology in Fusion.
It is a free resource so if you want to check it out please do because there is some awesome material in there! 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Soft Jaw and Stock solids for Fusion

So, I am posting this on here because I had the addin available on the autodesk app exchange.  I have been getting a few questions through youtube and through other contacts at Autodesk so thought i would post a link in my Fusion scripts page and here for the download location.
Below is a video showing what the app does for CAM users.

This app only covers first operation, and doesn't cover the second opp type situations.
If you have any questions please comment on this post and i would be happy to answer.

Thank you and hope you enjoy!

Link to download of the Soft Jaw and Stock Solid App: