Improve Efficiency in Autodesk Fusion CAM With the From Preceding Setup Tool

Rana Udayveer Singh Rana Udayveer Singh December 8, 2023

1 min read

Learn how to take advantage of the From Preceding Setup tool to improve your Autodesk Fusion CAM efficiency.

Are you looking to optimize your Autodesk Fusion CAM workflow and save time when working on subsequent setups? In this blog post, we’ll explore the From Preceding Setup tool, which simplifies the selection of remaining stock and ensures seamless continuity between setups. You can learn more about this feature and other helpful tips in our Fusion – CAM Tips & Tricks ebook.

By leveraging From Preceding Setup, you can effortlessly program the other side of a part or perform additional operations on the same part with ease and efficiency. When setting up subsequent operations in Fusion, follow these steps to take advantage of the From Preceding Setup option:

  1. Select the Stock tab within the setup dialog.
  2. Choose the option From Preceding Setup when selecting the stock to use for your subsequent setup.
  3. Enable the Continue Rest Machining option.

By opting for From Preceding Setup, Fusion will automatically recognize the remaining stock from the previous operations and carry it over into your new setup. This eliminates the need to manually redefine the stock and ensures a seamless transition between setups.


By utilizing the From Preceding Setup option in Fusion CAM, you can streamline your subsequent setups, save time, and maintain continuity throughout your machining process. This feature is particularly useful when working on multi-sided parts or performing additional operations on the same part.

Incorporating this technique will enhance your productivity, allowing you to focus more on creating and machining exceptional parts. Start using the From Preceding Setup option today and improve efficiency in Fusion CAM.

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