Autodesk FeatureCAM: Introduction to Milling

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This course focuses on instructing new users on how to use FeatureCAM to create milling toolpaths. The course begins with an introduction to the overall FeatureCAM interface and explains how to manipulate your 3D model to change its orientation and view display. Through additional hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, you will learn the key skills and knowledge required to set up the environment and assign the milling toolpaths needed to generate the NC code required by milling machines.

Topics Covered for this Autodesk FeatureCAM:
  • New graphical user interface overview
  • Features from Dimensions
  • Creating Curves from imported DXF files
  • Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR)
  • Interactive Feature Recognition
  • Multiple Fixture Document
  • Geometry Creation Techniques
  • Tool Crib Creation
  • Machining Attributes and Configurations
  • Creating Solids from Curves and Features
  • 4-Axis Machining
Prerequisites for this Autodesk FeatureCAM training course:
  • As an introductory course, Autodesk FeatureCAM: Introduction to Milling does not assume prior knowledge of FeatureCAM. However, this course will provide limited instructional content on how to create 3D model content. Its focus is solely on generating 2D and 3D milling and drilling toolpaths once models are created. Models will be provided for the practice sessions.
  • It is recommended that users have prior experience with the Windows operating system, knowledge of 3D model creation/modification, and an understanding of the CNC milling process.
Course description shown for Autodesk FeatureCAM 2022.
Topics, curriculum, and/or prerequisites may change depending on software version.