Not too long ago, programming engraving toolpaths was extremely difficult and time consuming in CAM applications that cost ten’s of thousands of dollars. Typically, engraving text was limited to stick fonts. If someone wanted to engrave an artistic pattern, this would take a whole day to program and several scrap parts of trial and error.
Fast forward to present day, Fusion 360’s engrave toolpath machines along complex contours with V-shaped chamfered walls. A variety of text fonts can be machined with the engrave toolpath. In addition, this toolpath can machine along complex contours, which can be created from complex sketches or SVGs inserted from other graphic design tools (Illustrator, Inkscape, etc.). Watch this quick tip to see the engrave toolpath in action: