QUICK TIP: Selection tools for CAM within Fusion 360

by Lars Christensen 5 years ago 1 min read

One of the big benefits of an integrated CAM package is that you are selecting the same geometry that was used to create the model. Having the toolpath association to the model faces and edges means that when the model changes, your toolpaths will follow along.


The CAM development team has built in, what I will call “user consideration” functions to the tools you use to pick that geometry. Selecting faces vs. edges on your model kicks on a pretty awesome toolpath algorithm. No need for a crazy selection manager or irritating pop-up menus as in many other CAM systems.


That said, let’s check out this week’s Quick Tip:



So you can select faces and edges right from within the CAM geometry tab. And as I stated in the video, select the same edge twice and the selection box will let you select single line segments. Pretty cool if you ask me!


Hope you found this week’s quick tip helpful…until next time.


Have an awesome day!




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