Well, I bought some models, but they come as STLs, which Fusion REALLY doesn’t like very much. I’ve managed to get them into ESTLCam, and sorta figured out how to add tabs, but I’m struggling on how to get it all done.
It’s a model with a wavy top otherwise projected straight down. The sides are vertical. What I’d LIKE to do is rough/finish the top, then make some profile cuts around it, leaving tabs. Can’t figure out or find a decent youtube video to separate these steps. The rough/finish wants to drop the tool at the edges to give me an accurate representation of the STL, which is neat, but is probably adding a ton of time and motion, and I can’t tell from the preview whether it preserves the tabs.
Is there any tutorial or instructions you all enjoy that I can study? Thanks in advance.
After typing this and letting it sit (which I usually do because it helps me think) I read some more, watched some more, thought some more…didn’t find an answer but…
I think I could set the cutting depth to the bottom of the topside features and capture the edge for working in 2d to cut around. That could solve SOME of the problem. I’ll try it now, but I’m posting this so it has more time to collect views. Thanks.