Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Publishing and posting, part of Fusion 360: Designing for Metal.
- [Instructor] The final stage is exporting the data for use with the machine tool and to aid in setting up the equipment. I'll return to the CAM Workspace, take a look at my setups, and expand Setup1. The machine that I'm working with has to have a manual transition from setup to setup. So I'll create my setup sheet and post the code for one setup at a time. First, I'll regenerate the tool pass with a right-click and an update.
Then, I'll go to the Actions tab and select Setup Sheet. I'll tell it that I'd like to save the setup sheet to my desktop; and we'll generate a page that shows the setup, discusses the stock size, goes through the number of operations and tools, and then reviews the tools that are needed, including the length of the tool and any operation speeds. This would allow someone else to be able to make the setup for me if need be.
The next thing I'll do is go back to the Actions tab and select Post Process where I can select a different type of post processor, I can see the comment and the program number that were used, change the units if I want to override them. I can also go in and make any modifications; and when I'm done, I will save the code and get a preview of the G-code that was generated.
Post processing is a sensitive point within the workflow. It's important to test the post processor configuration with your equipment.
- Setting up parameters
- Joining components
- Animating and rendering the design
- Testing alternative materials
- Creating the setup
- Publishing and posting the design