Autodesk Fusion 360: Introduction to 2D Milling

The Autodesk® Fusion 360®: Introduction to 2D Milling guide focuses on instructing new users on how to use the Fusion 360 Manufacture workspace to create 2D milling toolpaths. The guide begins with an introduction to the overall Fusion 360 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 take the 3D model, set it up in the Manufacture workspace, and assign the toolpaths needed to generate the CNC code required by 2D milling machines.

Topics Covered in this Fusion 360 Training Course:
  • Navigate the Fusion 360 software interface to locate and execute commands.
  • Use the model orientation commands to pan, zoom, rotate, and look at a model.
  • Assign visual styles to your models.
  • Locate, modify, and create tools in the Tool Library.
  • Define the required setups to begin the manufacturing workflow in Fusion 360.
  • Create a Face, 2D Adaptive Clearing, 2D Pocket, 2D Contour, and Drill toolpath using the Fusion 360 interface.
  • Use the Simulate option to visualize toolpaths.
  • Import a tool library.
  • Create a toolpath template.
  • Post process a setup to output the CNC code required to machine a model.

Prerequisites for this Fusion 360 Training Course:
As an introductory training course, Autodesk Fusion 360: Introduction to 2D Milling does not assume prior knowledge of Fusion 360. However, this course will not provide instructional content on how to create 3D models using the Fusion 360 tools. Its focus is solely on generating 2D milling toolpaths once models are created. The Autodesk Fusion 360: Introduction to Parametric Modeling course should be used to learn to create 3D models.

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.